The confluence of an economic crisis that has had a clear impact on the healthcare sector, and a growing consensus at the executive and legislative levels that healthcare reform can longer be delayed, is driving a paradigm shift in the future direction of healthcare. This direction has clear implications for the long-term strategy of any hospital. Investments will need to be made in redefining and streamlining processes to enhance the overall quality, service and cost of delivering clinical care. In this excerpt from their white paper, Harvey Makadon, MD, and Farzan Bharucha show that as reimbursement structures change, maximizing value rather than volume will have the greatest positive impact on the financial viability of the institution.

To read the entire white paper, please download the PDF.

22 June 2009