Year: 2018

Is 2019 the Beginning of the Post-Hospital Era?

John Johnston explains the importance of looking toward the future, today.

John Johnston December 18, 2018

How to Determine a Physician Engagement Strategy for Your Market

When deciding on the optimal physician engagement strategy, hospitals should consider the level of provider competition in the market and how strongly local health plans are pushing value-based care.

William K. Faber December 18, 2018

Using a Lab Formulary to Improve Value

In an effort to improve the value of the care it delivers, Vanderbilt University Medical Center uses a multidisciplinary committee to determine which lab tests to make available to providers.

Lola Butcher December 18, 2018

Behavioral Economics: A New Approach to Healthcare Improvement

Behavioral economics goes beyond information sharing and financial incentives to give providers tools that can nudge both patients and clinicians to make beneficial healthcare decisions.

Nick Hut December 18, 2018

Rolling Forecasts Foster Collaboration Between Finance, Operations

Leaders at Park Nicollet Health Services moved from a traditional budget to a rolling forecast with an eye toward fulfilling principles of continuous improvement.

Frank Stevens December 18, 2018

Want to Be a More Effective Leader? Be the Sensei

These eight strategies can help anyone become a master in the discipline of leadership.

Jim Bouchard December 18, 2018

Who’s Driving the Bus?

Disruption from new market entrants and issues around price transparency are among the trends that could make life difficult for traditional healthcare stakeholders if they fail to adapt.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA December 18, 2018

Hospitals Issue Warnings on ACA Repeal Ruling

Dec. 17—Hospital advocates raised a range of concerns about the expected impacts of striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after a federal judge’s recent decision that the law was invalid.

Rich Daly December 18, 2018

Hospitals Plan Responses to Rising Uninsured Rates

Dec. 14—New data showing that the number of uninsured increased in 2017 for the first time since 2010 have left hospitals to find responses to protect their finances.

Rich Daly December 17, 2018

Dec. 17-21: Report Highlights Savings of Existing Medicare ACOs

Dec. 13—As the Trump administration considers a controversial overhaul of Medicare’s accountable care organization (ACO) program, a new report says the existing model has provided much more savings than previously found.

Rich Daly December 14, 2018
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