Healthcare Matters: Trends & Insights for 2019

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The past year was dominated by consolidation across the healthcare market - from CVS and Aetna to Cigna and Express Scripts, the healthcare industry has been abuzz with the words "merger" and "acquisition". But is this trend here to stay?

In CredSimple's quarterly roundup of healthcare trends and news, we examine 2018's major trend and whether it will continue, or if there are any alternatives on the horizon.

Charting the Course for Sustainable Growth in a Modern Healthcare Organization

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Today’s health care CFO provides data-driven decision-making support. The era of big data and decision support gives the CFO the ability to measure and control the cost of care, conduct risk-adjusted scenario modeling and confidently recommend growth in new segments and markets.

This ebook provides best practices for the digital transformation to the new healthcare operating model for CFOs and other financial stakeholders.

Off-Script: The People-side of Healthcare Consolidation

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With Congress pushing for more value-based care, hospital and organizational consolidation is on the rise. This consolidation goes beyond traditional mergers--healthcare systems have begun to acquire private primary and specialty practices as well. That’s why consolidation must benefit patients, caregivers, and organizational wellbeing as a whole. Bigger isn't always better, and consolidation ultimately should streamline and enhance patient experience.

In our latest episode in the Off-Script video series, six Gallagher healthcare experts examine what consolidation means for the people involved and for overall organization wellbeing.

Rehab Talent: Strategies for Acquisition and Retention

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Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services

A rehab program is only as good as its staff. Acquiring, retaining and keeping rehab talent engaged is critical for program effectiveness. 

Staffing issues can burden providers with additional costs and make it hard for them to deliver a consistently high quality of care, but there are key strategies to help relieve the staffing burden.

The medical industry is facing a growing talent shortage. Recent estimates predict that America will be short of more than 130,000 doctors by 2025. Specialized departments will suffer especially high shortage rates. If healthcare providers want to minimize the impact of this shortage, they must optimize their recruitment and retention practices. 

This guide details the best strategies for making that happen!

Hospitals Face Mounting Pressure to Control Business Spend

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Hospital business spend practices are experiencing a powerful shift as the industry goes deeper into value-based care and risk-based contracting. As a result, healthcare organizations must transform their business spend management (BSM) processes, especially in the areas of indirect spend and waste.

In a recent HealthLeaders Media Buzz Survey, sponsored in partnership with Coupa, a provider of BSM software, 110 hospital and health system leaders revealed their top business spend concerns. According to the survey, healthcare organizations are concerned or very concerned about process inefficiencies (93%), thinning margins (92%), visibility into indirect spend (87%), finance controls (74%), and spend risk-supplier fraud (65%), among other areas.

Survey respondents also shared insights into key waste areas, important technologies for managing indirect spend, and cost-cutting strategies they plan to deploy over the next two years.

Download the free Custom Research Report now to uncover the results!

Three is the Magic Number: Frequency and Timing of an Optimal Appointment Reminder Strategy

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Three is a Magic Number

When was the last time you thought about your reminder strategy? Probably never. That’s ok. We think about it all the time so you don’t have to. Recently, we analyzed 20 million reminder and confirmation messages to learn the best frequency and timing. Now you can get the results!

Download our white paper, Three is the Magic Number: Frequency and Timing of an Optimal Appointment Reminder Strategy.