1. The Predictive Power of Digital Chatter Retailers and consumer products companies know all too well how important it is to engage with their consumers online and to monitor digital chatter in order to keep tabs on what consumers are...
  2. Are Doctors’ Offices, Salons and Gyms the Next Big Retail Channels? One of the biggest mandates in the retail industry right now is reaching consumers wher­ever they are and through whichever formats they prefer. Take that to its logical conclusion and the...
  3. Patagonia’s Trailblazing Approach to Growing Sales Every year around the holiday season, it’s easy to feel awed by the U.S. retail industry. This past year was one for the record books, with consumers spending $59 billion on...
  4. Your Distribution Defines You: The Power Brand Balancing Act One of every growing brand’s critical goals is developing a distribu­tion strategy that supports its long-term growth. But this is often easier said than done, especially as retailers...
  5. Which Is Better, Margins or Growth? One common question both operators and investors find themselves asking is, “Which is more important, high same-store sales growth (SSSG) or high margins?” Obviously, it’s nice...
  6. Master Planning in a Population Health WorldKurt Salmon’s Recap from the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference Team members from Kurt Salmon, alongside Beebe Healthcare, recently discussed master planning in a population health world at...
  7. FAQ: Preparing for CMS Bundled Payments Why are we talking about bundled payments? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized a rule requiring hospitals in 67 MSAs across the country to participate in a...
  8. It’s ComplicatedWhy Patient Complexity Is Reshaping Care Delivery—And What It Means for Hospitals Patient complexity is an integral part of the health care industry, impacting facility asset utilization, the...
  9. How to Prepare for CMS Bundled Payments Mandatory bundled payments for joint replacement will serve as many hospitals’ first pilot program for value-based reimbursement in 2016. Combined with the five-star rating system for...
  10. Kurt Salmon Reflects on CIO Lessons Learned at CHIME Forum In mid-October, Kurt Salmon hosted a roundtable discussion with CIOs from hospitals and health care systems around the country to discuss the challenges they face in helping their organizations...