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Organizational Alignment

A Recipe for Post-Merger Success: Building Organizational Alignment

With articles about health system mergers and acquisitions becoming a regular fixture in business publications, why is it that anticipated benefits of mergers remain so elusive?  Despite countless hours of time spent on identifying the “perfect” partner or target, conducting due diligence, surviving hard fought negotiations, and executing exquisitely detailed…

Building the Infrastructure to Support Value-based Care

Mounting pressure to deliver better care at lower cost is driving profound change across healthcare. Consolidation, new sources of competition, and new payment models like bundled pricing and population health demand new priorities in operational and strategic management. Success will depend on leadership realigning organizational expectations and accountabilities with the…

Cultural Implications of Population Health Management

Population Health News

The rapidly changing healthcare environment has pushed healthcare delivery organizations to adapt to new regulations, new technology, new customers and new partnerships. Preparing to take on population health management is increasingly on the agenda as providers are challenged to provide better quality at lower cost. To do so successfully will require…

The Challenges Facing Dr. Population Health

Population Health News

The bad news continues daily. Current generations are on track to live less healthy lives than previous generations for the first time in history. Yet healthcare costs keep rising. As the industry tackles this challenge, the “population health” buzz is everywhere—and it means different things to different people. It means…

The Path to Population Health

Trustee Magazine

Healthcare in the U.S. is being challenged from all fronts, with changes in regulations, reimbursement, competition… and even the definition of the consumer.  This shifting environment has caused considerable economic concern among all of the stakeholders: providers and physicians are worried about revenues, and payers and patients are worried about…

Making the Transition from Volume to Value

AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance

With healthcare costs now claiming nearly 20% of GDP and quality lagging behind benchmarks, the urgent need to ensure better care at lower cost is increasingly plain to healthcare leadership. Providers at all levels need to begin the shift from a volume-based model to a value-based one that offers the…