1. 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...
  2. Remain Independent or Join a System? Over the past two years, the number of independent hospitals joining systems through full asset mergers has rapidly increased. According to Irving Levin Associates, the number of transactions is...
  3. Building the Continuum: A Systematic Approach to Ambulatory Care In response to an increased emphasis on quality and effectiveness of care, hospitals and health systems must refocus their efforts on the broader care continuum, defined as health care outside the...
  4. 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...
  5. Bringing Certainty to Uncertain TimesSix Imperatives for Future Success Current health care dynamics in America present critical challenges for providers. The cost of health care per person is increasing over five times faster than...
  6. 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...
  7. Planning for PerformanceOptimizing the Value of Your Hospital or Healthcare System’s Capital Growth Changing healthcare dynamics demand a new approach to facility planning that takes multiple dimensions of care,...
  8. Building Stronger Physician Alignment and Integration To create leading healthcare institutions, physicians and hospitals must be aligned in multiple areas over a sustained period of time. However, today the historical basis for a working...
  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...