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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…

Accelerating the Shift of Care to Lower Cost Settings


The migration of care from inpatient (IP) to outpatient (OP) and ambulatory surgery center (ASCs) settings is revolutionizing healthcare delivery. The trend began with cataract and cosmetic surgery moving from IP to OP and ASC settings more than a decade ago, and now the list of ASC procedures has grown…

Six Keys to Focusing on Social Determinants with the Biggest Economic Impact


Historically, the incentives built into fee-for-service (FFS) payment models actually encouraged providers to ignore social determinants of health (SDH) that impact health outcomes. For example, providers were financially rewarded when “frequent flyers” were readmitted, and it was easy to rationalize such factors as “out of scope”. Ignoring vulnerable populations’ socioeconomic…

The Numerof 2019 US Healthcare Delivery Outlook


We expect continued turbulence across healthcare delivery in 2019, driven by policy uncertainty at the top, and continued pressure for affordability and quality care by employers, consumers, and payers. Prodded by MACRA and commercial payers, the use of care models that incorporate accountability for cost and quality is slowly expanding.…

The Numerof 2019 Global Medical Device Outlook


As our Numerof 2019 Global Medical Device Outlook infographic illustrates, this year’s story for medical device manufacturers will be about dramatically changing roles and relationships. You’ll continue to engage in new and different ways with regulators, public and private payers, consumers, employers, health care delivery, physicians, retail clinics, and even…