New milestones in healthcare’s evolution signal the need for a new look at integrated delivery systems
Given the waves of change that have swept over healthcare in recent years, it’s time to step back and think again about integration – and how to optimize care and maximize its impact.
The evolution of integrated health system leader roles
Leadership of an integrated health system has become an increasingly complex undertaking today because of the many roles a leader must assume.
6 questions about healthcare integration in the 2020s
The question about whether to integrate was answered more than a decade ago. The questions now are, “How do we take full advantage of integration?” and “What do we integrate next and how?”
2020 is challenging us to re-imagine integrated healthcare
The recovery plan healthcare organizations use to address the impact of COVID-19 and other factors that have damaged the financial foundations of healthcare delivery are likely to involve increased integration.
COVID-19 is the deflection point for new health system flexibility
Integrated health systems will require flexibility as they begin a process of adjusting to the new healthcare environment that follows the COVID-19 crisis.
If CINs could talk, what would they tell hospitals?
Integration: Clinically integrated networks (CINs) require increased attention if they are to fulfill their full potential for delivering good, cost-effective care.
Why we need a ‘big tent’ approach to healthcare integration
Integration: The definition of healthcare integration should be expanded to encompass many different players performing a broad array of services, with a diversity of business models, to deliver value top diverse populations.
Why it is necessary to routinely assess healthcare integration initiatives
Because the perspectives of participants in healthcare integration initiatives can change over time, causing their business and financial needs to move out of alignment, it is important to reassess the integration relationships at regular intervals.
3 ways healthcare organizations can take integration to the next level
Consolidating healthcare organizations should continue to pursue opportunities to take integrated healthcare to new levels of effectiveness.
Why Healthcare Forecasting is a Combination of Art and Science
A healthcare forecast is based on an analysis of related costs and trends, but a forecaster’s predictions also should consider the possibility of future crossroads where several vectors of change intersect.