1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Hospital Strategy through Six Lenses Many hospitals and health systems struggle with how to best leverage their assets to effectively compete in a changing environment. Traditionally, organizations have maximized individual assets to...
  8. Crafting a Strong Primary Care Model In coming years, the ability to craft a strong primary care model will become a key determinant of a hospital’s success. Winning organizations will be those who understand that the...
  9. Implications of Becoming a Regional Referral Center Across the country, many community hospitals are evolving into regional referral centers. However, the plans for doing so often ignore the core implications of becoming a regional referral center...
  10. Physician Alignment or Physician Integration? Alignment and integration are the new buzz words. Accelerated by health care reform (patient demand and provider supply imbalance, reimbursement declines, quality requirements and technology...