How Braven Health is looking to improve the lives of New Jersey patients through value-based care
Patrick Young, president of population health for Hackensack Meridian Health and Jeff Smith, chief commercial officer at value-based managed services operator Lumeris, share the success story of payer-provider partnership Braven Health.
Time to take a fresh look at affiliation options for physicians and health systems
As the healthcare marketplace continues to evolve, posing new challenges and creating new opportunities, so too will affiliation models continue evolve in ways that can best meet current and future needs of healthcare providers. In this environment, health systems and physician practices — both independent and employed — could benefit from taking a fresh look…
How healthcare organizations can defend against financial hazards in 2023
What are the most critical strategies to steer healthcare organizations in the direction of financial stability in the following year and beyond? A couple tips include reducing bad debt and accessing external benchmarks for supply pricing.
7 tips for successful M&A integrations
When companies go through mergers and acquisitions (M&A), how do leaders manage integrating teams and culture? Read through some tips from a health care transaction principle who assists health systems across the M&A life cycle.
Less can be more: New considerations for hospital and health system partnerships
A range of affiliation structures and contractual obligations that stop short of full integration can offer an attractive alternative for hospital and health system partnerships contending with difficult operating environments.
Why owning a health plan is a good provider strategy
The trend toward increased ownership of health plans by health systems shows no signs of slowing as health systems are increasingly recognizing the importance of having their primary focus be on health and health outcomes rather than on the number of visits or procedures. A health system leader describes the advantages of health plan ownership and strategic considerations for pursuing this approach.
Telehealth is primed for growth despite post-lockdown fade
If our nation is to achieve true cost effectiveness of health, virtual healthcare must play a pivotal role. Here, two health system leaders share lessons learned from their efforts to develop effective telehealth programs as a key component in their long-term value-focused care strategies, and two thought leaders weigh in on keys to telehealth success.
New IDS merger aims to improve value and access for its communities
A case study of a merger of two health systems in the Pacific Northwest exemplifies a shift in focus among health system mergers toward creating transformative partnerships aimed at improving value and overall cost effectiveness. The authors recount steps that the new merged integrated delivery system (IDS) has taken to realize the merger’s primary goals.
How healthy food incentives can help solve our nation’s problem with unhealthy eating
To help patients dealing with a lack of access to healthy foods, providers should consider partnering with an organization that can help them provide these patients with the means for purchasing healthy food using technology such as swipe cards or mobile e-vouchers, The ability to track such purchases can allow a provider to more effectively work with these patients to address dietary issues, says Sam Jonas of Snap2Save, a developer of this approach.
Why evaluating skilled nursing options is important in an evolving post-acute landscape
The post-acute landscape is changing quickly, and skilled nursing facilities SNFs are changing with it. Health systems have numerous options to engage in this evolving landscape, and numerous factors to consider in determining the best option.