For Hospitals Facing Hurricane Season, Preparation and Practice Are Critical
Stewart Simonson, former HHS Assistant Secretary for Public Health Emergency Preparedness, points to four areas where potentially affected hospitals should consider revising their disaster preparedness plans in preparation for hurricane season.
Challenges and Opportunities, Part II: Responding to Health Care’s Evolving Landscape
With hospitals on the move to enter new payment arrangements and participate in programs disciplining hospital readmissions, they should consider two new approaches to healthcare.
The Trump Administration’s Approach to Value
Ever since HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced that one of his priorities for the U.S. healthcare system would be to accelerate the shift to value-based care, industry stakeholders have awaited insight into how he would turn that priority into to policy action.
Responding to a Changing Healthcare Environment
Aligning incentives among providers and exploring telehealth opportunities are two ways in which hospitals and health systems can respond and adapt to a changing environment.
Provider-Sponsored Health Plans: Cautions and Opportunities
Hospitals and health systems that are contemplating establishing a provider-sponsored health plan face considerable challenges today in such an undertaking, but it can be an effective strategy for some.
A Look at the Trump Administration’s Approach to HIT
In 2018, the Trump administration is likely to promote interoperability and consumer-directed data exchange and place increased emphasis how the private sector can help to advance the implementation of health information technology.