1. Success Under Duress: Keys to Profitability in Hospitals with Challenging Payor Mixes Originally published in The Journal of Healthcare Management. Hospitals with a challenging payor mix (CPM)—high proportions of uninsured and Medicaid patients and a low proportion of...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Physician-Hospital Alignment Take the diagnostic to determine your level of alignment and find tools for improvement at www.physicianhospitalalignment.com Executive Summary To create leading health care institutions,...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...