Sponsored by Kaufman Hall
This issue of HFMA’s Cost Effectiveness of Health Report, sponsored by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC, includes insight into what’s driving U.S. health systems’ increasing adoption of programs for delivering acute hospital car in patients’ homes, with new guidance for organizations considering such a strategy. Martin Bluth provides a physician’s perspective on what’s needed to shore up flagging satisfaction among our nation’s caregivers, and David Johnson urges nonprofit health systems to consider the possible benefits of paying taxes.
Hospital at home
3 considerations and 8 steps for creating a HAH program
BY M. ORRY JACOBS AND BILL EGGBEER
Interest among health systems in developing hospital-at-home (HAH) programs has continued to grow since early 2021. Before moving ahead with their own HaH programs, organizations should make sure that they have thoroughly addressed key preliminary considerations and clearly understand the essential planning steps required to lay the groundwork for success.
Healing our healthcare system starts with valuing our healthcare heroes
BY MARTIN H. BLUTH, MD, PHD
1n this commentary, Martin Bluth explores how U.S. healthcare’s administrative leaders can cultivate an environment of trust that encompasses not only patients but also caregivers. He also raises the concern that such trust has been dwindling and that efforts to foster it are needed to prevent our healthcare system from floundering.
Hospitals enjoy new opportunities for renewable energy projects
SPONSORED BY KAUFMAN HALL
BY JOHN ANDERSEN
A new direct payment option is now available for hospitals and health systems planning renewable energy projects,
3 ways healthcare providers should vet potential private equity partners
BY GARY BRUCE, JD, MBA
Few would argue that most healthcare providers would much rather practice medicine than operate a business. Private equity (PE) investors may offer them a solution to help them focus more on care delivery and addressing patients’ health needs – as long as the PE partner shares their commitment to high-quality, compassionate care.
A taxing opportunity for brave nonprofit health systems
BY DAVID W. JOHNSON
Nonprofit health systems may find that they can actually benefit from paying taxes. Although this idea may seem like a nonstarter to many, making this move would give nonprofits an opportunity to create a new narrative, operate more efficiently, allocate resources more effectively and deliver higher value to their communities.