Impact Analysis and Exchange Insights Reports

2015 Exchange Reports

Making Value Work: Cost, Risk, and Portfolio Management

November 2015

Nearly 50 financial executives gathered for the 2015 HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, held in Colorado Springs, CO, to discuss healthcare's transition to value-based care, and the methods by which organizations can ensure continued financial viability.


Making Partnerships Work: M&A, Clinical Affiliations, and Payer Partnerships

October 2015

Finance leaders from nearly 50 hospitals and health systems gathered in Colorado Spring, CO, for the 2015 HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange to discuss their experiences with a continuum of partnerships, including M&As, clinical affiliations, and relationships with commercial payers.


The Clinical Infrastructure for Population Health

September 2015

At HealthLeaders Media's 2015 Population Health Exchange in Carlsbad, CA, over two dozen healthcare leaders discussed how to integrate population health into their organizations, by aligning physicians through clinically integrated networks and addressing the primary care gap.


Data and Analytics Fuel Population Health Expansion

September 2015

Hospital and health system leaders gathered at HealthLeaders Media's Population Health Exchange in Carlsbad, CA, to discuss population health analytics, their perspectives on data governance, and getting the right data to the right users.


Clinical Documentation Improvement

July 2015

The 20 leaders gathered at the 2015 HealthLeaders Media Revenue Cycle Exchange in Austin, TX, tackled the challenges of clinical documentation, which they identified as the biggest threat to their organizations' revenue cycle efforts.


Revenue Cycle Integrity

May 2015

Hospital and health system leaders gathered at the inaugural Revenue Cycle Exchange, held in March 2015 in Austin, Texas, discussed how to ensure their organizations are being as effective as possible with front-end, point-of-service, and back-end processes.


2014 Exchange Reports

The Powerful Patient

April 2015

The 30 CMOs, CMIOs, CIOs, and other leaders from top health systems across the country who gathered for the HealthLeaders Media Health IT & Quality Exchange, held in November 2014 in La Jolla, CA, discussed and debated the growing role of the patient: how their organizations are balancing what patients want with what can be delivered. Healthcare organizations today are challenged as patients demand more and quicker access to doctors and medical records, and clinicians and health IT leaders try to keep up with the change.

Clinical Redesign Toward Population Health

March 2015

HealthLeaders Media hosted the Health IT & Quality Exchange in November 2014 in La Jolla, CA, gathering 30 CMOs, CMIOs, CIOs, and other leaders from top health systems across the country. Several roundtable discussions tackled the challenge of redesigning healthcare delivery for population health management Provider organizations must define target populations, leverage ever-evolving technological tools, and determine how to integrate data with optimal care management approaches.

Quality Unbound

March 2015

When more than 40 chief executives gathered in Colorado Springs, CO, for the 2014 HealthLeaders Media CEO Exchange, one of their main topics of discussion was healthcare quality. While the skills for improvement in quality may be present in healthcare organizations, there is a lack of consensus on what success looks like. Healthcare executives are forced to sort through multiple priorities around quality brought on by regulations and changing reimbursements. In roundtable sessions, these leaders discussed how they keep clinical quality and patient safety at the center of their organizational efforts.

The CEO as Agent of Change

February 2015

The third annual HealthLeaders Media CEO Exchange gathered more than 40 top healthcare executives in Colorado Springs, CO, in September 2014. Many of the hospital and health system CEOs attending the event say that communicating strategy to physicians, other clinicians, and frontline staff so that they can carry out the change that's developed in the boardroom is among their greatest challenges as leaders of their organizations. This report highlights how those leaders simultaneously guide their physicians and employees while at the same time inspiring them to lead. Change agent or not, the CEO can't do it alone.

Time For Top-Line Growth

November 2014

More than 40 financial leaders gathered for the fourth annual HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange in August 2014 shared their experiences and ideas for revenue growth in a difficult environment. Healthcare organizations seek costs cuts and efficiencies wherever possible, but the financial executives attending the Exchange agreed that cost-cutting must be complemented with revenue growth. Financial growth requires a keen understanding of changing reimbursements and the impact of value-based payments; smart strategic bets; and financial, operational, and clinical teams who are willing to pull together.

The CFO as Agent of Change

November 2014

At the fourth annual HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange in August 2014, senior executives of hospitals and health systems across the country tackled the future of a changing healthcare landscape. Attendees discussed CFOs' leading role in shaping the strategies to create a sustainable financial enterprise while driving many of the changes required for a new era of healthcare designed around population health and risk-based reimbursement arrangements.


2013 Exchange Reports

Flexibility and Accountability

April 2014

Clinical strategies at healthcare organizations across the country are changing to address value-based healthcare. Attendees at the second annual HealthLeaders Media CEO Exchange discussed the importance of creating new partnerships with physicians and the need to assess and embrace risk. No single strategy will work universally; different markets require different solutions.

Approaching Risk

April 2014

At HealthLeaders Media's second annual CEO Exchange, top executives discussed the difficulty of transitioning to risk-based structures. The transformation into coordinated, clinically integrated organization is fraught with uncertainty. Leaders find it difficult to gauge the speed of transition, both nationally and within their own regions. Yet some provider organizations are leading the way toward new provider-payer strategies rather than waiting for their business partners.


2013 CEO Exchange Report

March 2014

Nearly 40 top executives gathered in November 2013 at the Boca Beach Club in Boca Raton, FL, for the second annual HealthLeaders Media CEO Exchange. Attendees came from a broad range of healthcare organizations, including large health systems, community and rural hospitals, physician organizations, and payers. In small-group discussions moderated by HealthLeaders editors, these top executives debated three big-picture topics: evolving cost-reduction strategies, the risky new payer universe, and leading through the big clinical shift.


2013 CFO Exchange Report

March 2014

In August 2013, the third annual HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange took place at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, CO. The 2013 Exchange brought together nearly 40 financial leaders from a variety of provider organizations from across the country, ranging from large, multistate health systems to independent community hospitals. Over two days, HealthLeaders editors moderated numerous small-group discussions on financial leaders' top concerns: cost containment, risk management, and the clinical shift toward care coordination and population health management.


Fiscal Stewardship

February 2014

At the second annual HealthLeaders Media CEO Exchange, top leaders discussed their top concern: cost reduction and efficiency. They seek sustainable methods to reduce costs rather than one-time fixes. Successful financial stewardship for the future entails clinical redesign, physician alignment, and partnerships across the care continuum.


Protecting Margins, Fueling Growth

November 2013

CFOs are putting a renewed emphasis on going after every dollar their organizations are owed. In addition, they are making the cultural changes necessary to break down internal silos and create environments where all employees are focused on developing better processes, reducing waste, and lowering the overall cost of doing business. This report highlights the many ways in which hospital and health system CFOs are pushing forward with their ongoing goals to cut costs and optimize revenue.


Dealing with Risk: Finance Leaders on the New Payer Environment

November 2013

At the third annual HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, leaders discuss the challenges of determining the likely financial impact of risk-taking in a time of transformation, whether it means being accountable for outcomes, or simply being evaluated—and rewarded or punished—based on their organization's record on process measures and metrics.


From Volume to Value: Finance Leaders on the Impact of the Big Clinical Shift

October 2013

At the third annual HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, leaders discuss strategies for a major shift in healthcare: transforming from a provider organization essentially built for a high volume of acute care services into one that can manage the health of a population cost effectively.


2012 Exchange Reports


Prepare for the Financial Shift from FFS to Population Health

March 2013

Of all the strategic shifts facing health systems in the coming years, none involves so many underlying fundamentals of the business as the shift away from a fee-for-service model of reimbursement to one more based on risk-bearing contracts and population health models. At HealthLeaders Media's 2012 CFO Exchange and CEO Exchange events, senior executives described the shift as a great leap forward with both high potential and a big downside.


2012 CFO Exchange Report

December 2012

At The Sanctuary in Kiawah Island, S.C., in September 2012, HealthLeaders Media’s second annual CFO Exchange gathered 30 financial leaders from hospitals and health systems across the nation—ranging from several very large systems to a small community hospital, and including not-for-profit, faith-based, and for-profit organizations and academic medical centers—for intensive discussions of their foremost concerns. In small roundtable sessions moderated by HealthLeaders editors, the financial officers shared experiences and perspectives with one another, offering solutions in many cases and on other topics expressing uncertainty and frustration. Here are highlights of the discussions.


2012 CEO Exchange Report

December 2012

The inaugural HealthLeaders Media CEO Exchange gathered 30 chief executives from leading hospitals and health systems around the country for an extraordinary two and a half days in October 2012 at The Lodge in La Jolla, Calif. Representing different types of healthcare organizations, sizes, and geographies, these CEOs brought their decades of experience to bear on the most important issues they face today. The Exchange model is peer-to-peer sharing in small-group sessions moderated by HealthLeaders editors. In lively and frank discussions, our CEOs debated six key topics chosen through surveys and pre-event conference calls. Here are highlights of the sessions. 


Delving into Cost Drivers

December 2012

In this first Impact Analysis from the 2012 CFO Exchange, nine CFOs take a deeper look at how they are assigning costs and driving them out at their respective organizations. The need to reduce costs—not just once, but permanently and sustainably—was top of mind for these leaders, and many felt the weight of a deck seemingly stacked against them. CFOs are grappling with declining Medicare reimbursements, value-based purchasing penalties, and a shift in inpatient volumes, while continuing to fund huge technology initiatives and expansion through physician acquisition or employment.


2012 Impact Analysis Reports


Align Physicians and Hospitals in a Non-aligned World

March 2012

In the post-PPACA era, the only universal truth is that there are no universal solutions to drawing physicians and hospitals into a model that rewards physicians, hospitals, payers, and patients for better care. Get alignment insights and lessons from CEOs and CMOs at Providence Health & Services, Lakewood Health System, MemorialCare Health System, and Baton Rouge (LA) General Medical Center.


2011 Exchange Reports


Value-Based Purchasing: Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

February 2012

New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare.


The Next Phase of Cost Control

January 2012

This third report from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction.


ACOs: Tailoring Your Own Solution

December 2011

This second report in a series of four provides information and insight on ACOs from leaders at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Novant Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Sanford Health. The report reveals that leaders are developing their own ACO solutions, rather than relying on governmental ACO structures.


ICD-10: Skating on Thin Margins

November 2011

Don't let the ICD-10 delay derail your plans. Get exclusive, original ICD-10 research, analysis, and insights from top executives at NYU Langone Medical Center, Lakewood Health System, Southwest General Health Center, Frederick Regional Health System, and MemorialCare Health System.


2011 Impact Analysis Reports


Leaders Respond to CMS' Proposed ACO Regulations

April 2011

The proposed regulations are indeed out, but what do they really mean to your organization and the industry? Get reactions from leaders that are already well-versed in ACOs, including Monarch Healthcare, Alegent Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan /Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Geisinger Health System, Dean Health System, and Scripps Health.

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