1. Healthcare Mega Trends and Emerging Entrepreneurial OpportunitiesPresented at the HCap: Healthcare & Capital Conference, December 2010 Twenty healthcare experts, including Kurt Salmon’s Luke Peterson, participated in a series discussions on healthcare...
  2. Demonstrating Value through Information Strategy As scrutiny of health care spending and quality intensifies, health systems increasingly must prove their ability to yield tangible improvements with cost-effective services. In the past, health...
  3. Patient Complexity: a Driver of Strategy in Hospital Systems Many of the hospital systems that formed or expanded during the wave of mergers in the previous decade were built on realizing back-office synergies. However, in today’s environment, there...
  4. Patient Complexity as a Driver of Strategy in Academic Medical Centers Academic medical centers (AMCs) historically, and to this day, are generally quaternary and tertiary referral sites for services in their region. However, in the changing health care environment...
  5. Accountable Care: The Top Five Things the Community Hospital Can Do Now Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are the government-prescribed remedy for overhauling health care. Aimed at maintaining or improving the quality of care while reducing overall health care...
  6. Activation Planning: Are You Ready to Open Your New Building? Opening a new building is a time of excitement and dread. Excitement, as a new building may yield increased efficiency, improved patient care, heightened service and new technology. Dread, as...
  7. The New Community Hospital Imperative Created based on Kurt Salmon’s expertise in strategic planning, “The New Community Hospital Imperative: Creating Competitive Advantage to Survive a Changing Market” explores the...
  8. The Case for Quality as a Strategic Differentiator Over the past few decades, the concept of hospital quality has evolved from an ambiguous perception to a measurable and important element of a hospital’s value. Initially, hospital quality...
  9. Sustainable Rural Health Care Delivery Access to quality health care resources is becoming increasingly difficult in many rural parts of the United States. Technology continues to advance rapidly. Specialists are increasingly in short...
  10. 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...