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To Remain Independent or Not? That is the Question

Provider consolidation has been accelerating at a rapid clip in the healthcare industry in recent years.  In fact, the pace has increased 14% on average in each of the last seven years, impacting all delivery system types.1 “Mega-mergers” involving combined assets of 2B or more are growing more frequent, too. These…

The Role of Post-Market Studies in Market Access

eyeforpharma

As payers and providers continue to explore ways to reduce healthcare spending and improve patient outcomes, there is a growing trend to require more evidence of product safety and effectiveness across the product lifecycle.  For manufacturers, the failure to develop such data can result in reduced formulary access and lower…

3 Best Practices for Partnering With Post-Acute Providers for Better Care

H&HN Daily

Hospital executives are facing a relatively new challenge: managing the financial risk of bundled or capitated payment after a patient is discharged. Now that post–acute care providers are an extension of a hospital’s care delivery model, their performance has direct implications for the hospital’s reputation and bottom line. Not only…

Building Value Considerations into R&D

eyeforpharma

With spiraling cost inflation and lagging quality indicators driving a transition to a value-based system, public and private payers are using sophisticated tools, including health technology assessment (HTA), to evaluate the benefits of medicines. In this environment, companies must demonstrate both clinical efficacy and differentiated economic value to gain optimal…

Leveraging the 7P’s of Marketing in Healthcare

Becker's Hospital Review

Across the country new payment models being tested by CMS like MACRA and the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program (CJR) are driving healthcare delivery organizations to focus on the value they deliver to payers and patients.  Historically, healthcare delivery organizations defined value in narrow terms and focused on complication and mortality…