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Coming to Terms With Care Migration


The migration of care from inpatient (IP) to outpatient (OP) and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) settings is revolutionizing healthcare delivery. Beginning with cataract and cosmetic surgery more than a decade ago, the list of ASC procedures has grown to include endoscopy, colonoscopy, anterior cruciate ligament and shoulder repairs, sinus and…

Built to Flail: Why the Culture of Healthcare Needs to Be Addressed, Stat!


The chief innovation officer of a highly regarded integrated delivery network recently lamented: “Getting people to change is the hard part.” This is a common refrain in administrative suites and medical executive committee meetings as healthcare systems struggle to respond to a marketplace where new competitors and delivery models are…

The Future of Care Isn’t in Your Hospital


It’s a tough time to be a health system chief executive officer (CEO).  Rising consumerism, new competition, and payment models designed to keep patients out of acute care are forcing hospital-centric enterprises to rethink their delivery models.  Articles and news feeds rife with stories about hospital closings, layoffs, and the…

Healthcare Culture is Slowing the Move Toward Population Health

Becker's Hospital Review

Progress toward the implementation of population health as a model for organizing healthcare delivery appears to have stalled in 2018. Unfortunately, that’s the key finding from Numerof’s fourth annual State of Population Health survey, which revealed that organizations are well behind where, two years ago, they thought they’d be – especially…

As Business and Payment Models Evolve, Nimbleness Trumps Scale


In February, Dallas-based health systems Baylor Scott & White and Memorial Hermann decided to call off a proposed merger, claiming they were “capable of achieving [their] visions for the future without merging at this time.” What looks like a bit of face-saving public relations language might be truer than it…