1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Using Clinical Integration to Drive ResultsMajor Regional Referral Center Can Now Accommodate 3.5% Annual Increase in Surgical Caseload With M&A activity continuing to grow in health care, many newly formed health systems find...
  8. Vanderbilt Increases Admissions 10%University Medical Center Implements Care Stream Mapping to Boost Bottom Line by $32 Million Today, many hospitals and health systems find their emergency rooms consistently over capacity, and this...
  9. Patagonia's Sourcing and Reverse Psychology Michael Dart 6-2013 FINAL (3).pdfPatagonia’s Trailblazing Approach to Growing Sales How the brand makes money by encouraging consumers not to spend By Michael Dart, Kurt Salmon Every year around the holiday season, it’s easy...
  10. HC System-Payors 120706VFSP.pdfBetter Care, Greater Value New Partnership Opportunities for Health Systems, Insurers and Physician Practices Over the past 24 to 36 months, hospital and health system CEOs have become increasingly...