1. The Changing Landscape of the Prime Brokerage Industry For the past two years, the prime brokerage industry has undergone a major transformation in response to the financial crisis. Hedge funds have adjusted their business model in order to diversify...
  2. Better Care, Greater ValueNew Partnership Opportunities for Health Systems, Insurers and Physician Practices Over the past 24 to 36 months, hospital and health system CEOs have become increasingly focused on closing...
  3. Optimizing Patient Throughput, One Driver at a TimeOriginally published in the Chicago Health Executives Forum newsletter. Given that the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the aging of the population,...
  4. Succeeding in a Changing EnvironmentCommunity Hospital 100 Executive Roundtable It’s well understood that our health care system is undergoing rapid change: merger and acquisition activity is heating up and new emphasis is...
  5. Success Under Duress: Keys to Profitability in Hospitals with Challenging Payor Mixes Originally published in The Journal of Healthcare Management. Hospitals with a challenging payor mix (CPM)—high proportions of uninsured and Medicaid patients and a low proportion of...
  6. Cloud Computing: Understanding the Risks and Insurability of Data in the Cloud Cloud computing has the potential to provide great benefits, but also comes with significant risks, especially in health care settings. In this webinar, Gerard Nussbaum, director of Kurt...
  7. Medical Homes: From Medical Widgets to Population HealthThe second Community Hospital 100 2011 Regional Roundtable convened on May 25 in Boston. A northeast hospital and its affiliated medical group shared their progress instituting a medical home in...
  8. Reducing Costs through Effective Master Facility Planning With the uncertainty surrounding the impact of reform on the future of the healthcare industry, cost reduction is top of mind for the leaders of many organizations. Planning ahead and monitoring...
  9. Deciding When to Implement Meaningful Use In a recent article, The Advisory Board suggested that providers wait until 2012 to demonstrate achievement of meaningful use (MU). 1 But waiting until 2012 may not be the right solution for every...
  10. Oncology Networks Best Practices As cancer prevalence continues to rise in the United States, demand increases for highly coordinated oncology networks that provide the best possible patient care closest to home. A Kurt Salmon...