Paper to Digital: How Federal Policy Transformed American Health IT
Health care is not a business sector that has responded well to economic principles; it is not freely traded among educated buyers and sellers, and is highly regulated by both federal and state governments. In addition, the U.S. healthcare reimbursement methodology has not historically rewarded business efficiency; in fact, reimbursements have incented inefficiency, waste, and even error by paying on a "per piece" manufacturing model.
Although it has perhaps become cliché that creating effective change in any organization requires the commitment of all of its members, this is, in fact, particularly true for companies in the life sciences industry.
Consolidation, who stays & who goes? Since 2010, there has been an influx of hospital consolidation in the United States. In 2014 alone, there were 95 mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
Executive Leaders Key to Physician Engagement with New Healthcare Structures
In a recent article published in the Harvard Business Review, Thomas H. Lee and Toby Cosgrove examine the new challenges confronting healthcare leaders when faced with motivating physicians to react positively to newly emerging innovations in healthcare.
Population Health Management Creates Need for New Roles in Healthcare
In an era of healthcare reform, hospitals and health systems have begun the journey to transform the way care is delivered. In the future, providers will be held accountable for both the cost and quality of care they provide and for improving the overall health status of specific populations..