John Johnston

About the Author

John Johnston

Latest Work

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

Your Health System Is Ready for the Future—But Is Your Leadership Structure?

John Johnston and Vincent Joseph explain that even as revenue and volume continue to move into nonhospital entities, leaders must be held accountable for the performance of their own individual business units or regions, as well as for systemwide results.

John Johnston October 9, 2018

A New World Order for Hospital Margins

As expenses grow faster than revenues, hospitals are looking for ways to maintain margins.

John Johnston July 24, 2018

Have Hospitals Done Enough to Reduce Costs?

John Johnston describes the need for a meaningful, long-term plan to cut costs.

John Johnston May 2, 2018

What Do Finance Leaders Have to Do With High-Reliability Patient Care?

John Johnston describes the role of the finance leader in developing a culture of proactively mitigating failures.

John Johnston March 14, 2018

The Promise—and Pitfalls—of Integrating Corporate Services

John Johnston explains how a more thoughtful approach to consolidation can help health systems increase cost efficiency post-merger.

John Johnston February 5, 2018

Community Hospitals: Are Your Finances on Solid Ground?

John Johnston addresses the unique challenge of community hospitals in an environment of dwindling profit margins.

John Johnston November 3, 2017

Are you really reducing care variation costs?

John Johnston describes how a strategic approach to care variation can result in more significant cost savings.

John Johnston September 8, 2017

Do Your Physicians Speak Finance?

Advisory Board’s John Johnston and Vincent Joseph explain the value of educating physicians on finance issues.

John Johnston July 28, 2017

Putting Workforce Productivity in Perspective: Are You Taking What Matters into Account?

Advisory Board’s John Johnston discusses creating, and hitting, reasonable targets for workforce productivity.

John Johnston June 12, 2017