Finance and Business Strategy

Preventing Readmissions: A Primary Care Strategy

To engage primary care physicians in efforts to reduce readmissions, a hospital should effectively communicate with them, support their educational needs, and seek their input regarding post-acute care provider options. 

Clive Fields, MD May 2, 2017

Fundamentals of Effective Cognitive Predictive Analytics

To obtain a healthy ROI for a predictive analytic system, hospitals and health systems should assess its own needs against what the system promises to deliver.

Ritesh Sharma May 2, 2017

Clinical Co-Management Arrangements: What Are You Paying For?

Karin Chernoff Kaplan and Rich Chasinoff underscore the importance for a hospital entering a co-management agreement with physicians of clearly defining the services the physicians will provide under the agreement. 

Karin Chernoff Kaplan May 1, 2017

Five Strategies for Building Effective Post-Acute Partnerships

This action brief outlines the benefits of a well-designed partnership between a hospital and post-acute provider and shares the key steps involved in building one.

Option Care May 1, 2017

Acquisition Financing Vehicles

Partnerships between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities are proving helpful as healthcare organizations seek success in a value-based system.

Brad Competty April 28, 2017

Tying Together Acute and Post-Acute Care—Formally Versus Informally

Partnerships between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities are proving helpful as healthcare organizations seek success in a value-based system.

Brad Competty April 28, 2017

How Allina Health Used Data to Improve Quality and Reduce Cost

Data can be the key to improving financial performance while maintaining patient satisfaction.

Penny Wheeler April 28, 2017

From Multiple Health Plans Back to “No Plan”

Healthcare reform may have been temporarily sidelined, but the need to reform, repair, or replace the Affordable Care Act remains.

Gail R Wilensky, PhD April 28, 2017

Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain

Finance leaders who engage exclusively in short-term thinking do so at their organization’s peril.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA April 28, 2017

Collaboration Across Competitors

As organizations look to increase the volume of data available, many are looking to forming alliances with competitors.

Eric McKesson April 28, 2017
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