September 2017

Real Estate Strategies for High-Value Care


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Cover Story

Real Estate Strategies That Enhance Value 
Strategies such as improving outpatient care and incorporating patient feedback in new facilities are becoming increasingly vital as health systems make the transition to value-based care and population health management.

Healthcare Challenge Roundtable

How to Optimize Ambulatory Care 
Health system, medical group, and health plan leaders discuss strategies for making ambulatory care more effective and convenient for patients and financially and operationally beneficial for stakeholders. 

Infographic: Strategies for Improving Care in the Ambulatory Setting (PDF)

Data Center

Trends in Antidepressant Use Among People Ages 12 and Over, 1999-2014 (PDF)  


New IBD Care Models Reduce ED, Inpatient Use

Key elements of consumer-oriented care—patient engagement and care integration—also are core components in ongoing efforts to enhance the value that patients get from specialists.


Bridging the Divide in Device Development 
A community hospital’s on-site incubator is fostering greater understanding between startup entrepreneurs and the government officials who review and regulate their innovations. 


Is Focus of Value-Based Care Moving From Hospitals to Physicians?

Opinions differ as to whether recent healthcare policy decisions by the Trump administration suggest an effort to give physicians a more central role in new payment models.


Sector Watch (PDF)

For the second quarter of 2017, Ponder & Co. tracked 34 transactions involving hospital change of control.

Leadership Perspectives

Expanding the Continuum of Care

If we hope to rein in the burgeoning epidemic of chronic conditions, we’ll have to venture further upstream, writes Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, president and CEO of HFMA.