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In Pursuit of ScaleDuring the most intense period of healthcare consolidation in recent memory, many hospitals and health systems are uniting through formal mergers and acquisitions. Meanwhile, their independent-minded peers are seeking scale and efficiencies through strategic partnerships.
Securing Mountains of DataProviders and experts are trying to determine the best way to store and protect sensitive healthcare information—a massive challenge in light of regulations, storage costs, and IT limitations.
The Many Faces of Retail HealthWith the number of retail clinics expected to double by 2015 and millions of Americans shopping for coverage through the health insurance marketplaces, health care is quickly transforming from a provider- and payer-driven industry into a consumer-driven one.
Bridging Acute and Post-Acute CareThe push for more coordinated care is why North Shore-LIJ and other health systems around the country are making partnerships with post-acute providers a strategic priority.
Mountain States Adds an Insurance Arm“The insurance company is not there to become the next WellPoint, the next United, or the next Aetna. It’s there to be a strategic asset,” said Rob Slattery, president and CEO of Integrated Solutions Health Network (ISHN), CrestPoint’s parent organization.
Pursuing Price TransparencyBecause of its complexity, meaningful and manageable transparency will require consensus among multiple stakeholders, according to three industry experts.
The Hospital-Physician Integration ChallengeThis Leadership infographic presents a road map through the common strategies pursued by many hospitals and physicians as they experiment with varying degrees of integration (loose, partial, and full).
The Transformation of Safety Net Hospitals
An interview with John W. Bluford III
John Bluford prefers to call the safety-net hospital he leads a “quality-net” hospital to reflect his expectations for excellence throughout the organization.
Web extra: Bluford’s 2011 American Hospital Association speech
Web extra: Bluford’s 2011 American Hospital Association speech
An interview with Mary Brainerd
HealthPartners, which refers to itself as an integrated healthcare and financing organization, started this year by finalizing its merger with Park Nicollet Health Services to create one of the largest health systems in Minnesota.
Patient Safety Starts with an Aligned Crew
An interview with Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III
“To create and lead teams, physicians have to have certain attitudes and behaviors that build trust,” says aviation hero Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III.
A Sucker’s Game
By James L. Reinertsen, MD, CEO, The Reinertsen Group
“If you could add one more organization to your current system, what would it be?” asks James L. Reinertsen, MD.
Transparency: It’s About the Patient
By Todd Nelson, technical director, HFMA
“We need to follow the example of leading-edge organizations and provide patients with information that can help make them better choices,” writes HFMA’s Todd Nelson.
Reinventing Leadership RolesFour healthcare leaders share how their roles are evolving as the healthcare landscape changes.
J.P. Morgan: Managing Cybersecurity and Protecting Patient Data
Brian DiPietro, Managing Director, Commercial Bank Technology, JPMorgan Chase & Co., discusses the importance of evaluating your cybersecurity protocols to help prevent malicious data breaches.
TransUnion Healthcare: Smarter Revenue Cycle Solutions
Gerry McCarthy, President of TransUnion Healthcare, discusses industry trends contributing to higher bad debt and what to do about them. Gerry is responsible for the strategic direction of the healthcare business and expanding its footprint in the healthcare market overall. He has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technologies.
Deloitte: Creating Value with Effective Care Management
Scott Kolesar, principal and senior leader in Deloitte Consulting LLP's Value Based Care practice, and David Wennberg, MD, MPH, adjunct associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute and former chief executive officer, Northern New England Accountable Care Collaborative, discuss the challenges and competencies involved in creating a care management organization.
American Express: Streamlining Supplier Payments and Boosting Revenue
Andrew Jamison, vice president in the Global Corporate Payments division of American Express, discusses trends and opportunities in supplier payments.
Deloitte: Realizing the Potential of Your CDI Program
Suzanne Whitworth, director at Deloitte & Touche LLP, and LaVerne Romberger, MSN, CCM, CCDS, clinical operations manager-Seton Healthcare, share leading practices for maximizing the potential of clinical documentation programs under value-based care.
RevSpring: Customizing a Technology Platform to Drive Patient Payment
Martin Callahan, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Solutions, RevSpring, describes key industry trends affecting how patients engage with the revenue cycle and ways payment processes are changing as a result.
KPMG: Readying for Healthcare Today and Tomorrow
Dion Sheidy, a partner in KPMG's Healthcare Advisory practice, discusses healthcare's changing landscape and how having the right advisor can help organizations navigate challenges and opportunities.
Huron Healthcare: Readying Your Organization for Transformation
Gordon Mountford, executive vice president, Huron Healthcare, discusses business imperatives for undertaking transformative change.
Xtend Healthcare: A Custom Approach to Optimizing Revenue Cycle Performance
Tom O'Neill, CEO of Xtend Healthcare Advanced Revenue Solutions, discusses key areas where organizations risk revenue leakage and ways they can use outsourcing to better protect cash flow and support accurate payment.
KeyBank: Helping You to Realize Your Strategic Vision in Changing Times
Victoria Terekhova, senior strategist for Enterprise Healthcare at KeyBank, discusses key challenges when developing long-term strategy in a rapidly changing industry, and the role the right banking partner can play in helping healthcare providers navigate the opportunities before them.