1. Cardiovascular Trends and Implications Health care reform has accelerated the changes that cardiovascular services have experienced in the last few years. Declining reimbursement, increased quality transparency and stronger...
  2. Hospital Strategy through Six Lenses Many hospitals and health systems struggle with how to best leverage their assets to effectively compete in a changing environment. Traditionally, organizations have maximized individual assets to...
  3. Crafting a Strong Primary Care Model In coming years, the ability to craft a strong primary care model will become a key determinant of a hospital’s success. Winning organizations will be those who understand that the...
  4. Implications of Becoming a Regional Referral Center Across the country, many community hospitals are evolving into regional referral centers. However, the plans for doing so often ignore the core implications of becoming a regional referral center...
  5. Physician Alignment or Physician Integration? Alignment and integration are the new buzz words. Accelerated by health care reform (patient demand and provider supply imbalance, reimbursement declines, quality requirements and technology...
  6. Addressing Pressing Data Center Needs Delivering quality care requires a reliable technology platform. The continued drive to leverage electronic health record solutions as a foundation for quality and efficient clinical care places...
  7. Meaningful Use Overview One part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Pub. L. 111-5) established incentives for the adoption and use of electronic health record systems (EHRs). ARRA delegated to...
  8. Healthcare Facilities Fatten Up Over the past 30 years, operating rooms, acute-care patient rooms, and other treatment and administrative spaces have been growing—physically. But bloated buildings often weigh down capital...
  9. Assessing IT Expenditures in an Uncertain Economy At a Glance Approaches that CFOs and CIOs may consider when determining how to gain the most value from IT investments at the least cost include: Portfolio review Contract review and negotiation...
  10. Incentives for Adoption of Electronic Health Records The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) includes incentives to physicians for the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) solutions. Acquiring and adopting an EHR is a complex...