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Timid Federal Health Care Policy Sets Digital Innovators Up for Failure

Morning Consult

According to our fourth-annual State of Population Health Survey, progress toward such accountability has stalled. In large part, this is because progress requires providers to choose to put some portion of their revenues at risk, based on their ability to manage cost and quality. Years of pilot programs by the Department…

Three Keys to Defending Your Margins


Healthcare consolidation took a new turn this year, and in a big way. On top of deals by Anthem and Optum to acquire delivery operations, the formation of the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan (ABJ) healthcare partnership has raised anxiety to unprecedented levels. Margin compression was already a fact…

The Role of Finance in Managing Variation in Clinical Cost and Quality

hfm Magazine

As a response to mounting healthcare costs and concerns about the quality of the care those dollars are buying, payers increasingly are exploring ways to bend the cost curve and improve quality to yield greater value. For healthcare delivery organizations in this environment, strategic alignment with clinicians has never been…

The Silver Tsunami

Physician Leadership Journal

There is a looming population group poised to impact the US healthcare system with a voracious appetite for healthcare. The group has been dubbed the ‘silver tsunami’– a name that our research shows first appeared in a 2002 paper by University of Nevada, Reno professor Mary Finn Maples. So how…