Hospitals and health systems are getting squeezed at both ends of the revenue spectrum. To survive they must effectively integrate a number of healthcare services and add value. But how? >>>
Regulatory barriers that once thwarted any pressure felt by hospitals and health systems to consolidate and uncover economies of scale or scope have eased. But consolidation doesn't always come via an acquisition. >>>
Why don't more nurse leaders go after hospital CEO jobs? Too many nurses underestimate their potential and believe that landing a chief nursing officer position means that they've reached the pinnacle of their career. >>>
Healthcare industry leaders discuss the shortage of staff with information technology expertise, the impact on hospitals and health systems, and what can be done to address the situation. >>>
Two of the pioneering forces behind accountable care organizations say the model is gaining significance as it proliferates across the country, even though there are concerns over lack of uniformity in performance measures. >>>
A Senate committee session in which expert witnesses discussed healthcare costs, hospital prices, and data transparency ended with a plea from the chair, Sen. Max Baucus, for "specific recommendations" from "anyone." >>>
From reimbursement challenges to figuring out what makes some physician practices great, the American Medical Association's new president, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, vows "significant change" for doctors in the year ahead. >>>
This toolkit contains three in-depth reports with peer-tested strategies for containing costs, prioritizing budget allocations, and ensuring positive margins across service lines, including the ED:
• "Cost Containment: Targeting Cuts, Enhancing Efficiency, and Using IT"
• "Healthcare IT: Tackling Regulatory, Clinical, and Business Needs"
• "ED Solutions: Preparing for Increased Volume and Decreased Margins"
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