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Transparency, Transformation and Trust

Trustee Magazine

Neither a hard-earned reputation nor brand equity purchased with expensive advertising are enough to maintain consumers’ trust. Increasingly, for non-emergent care, consumers want to know how much a procedure will cost, and they want to compare providers’ quality, safety and outcomes records. They want transparency, with essential information provided in…

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…

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…

Creating Disruptive Innovation

Numerof Brief

The outlook for private health insurance remains fraught with uncertainty.  After decades of financial success, it’s difficult for many in the industry to think about meaningfully changing the current model beyond responding to the latest reinterpretation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, no business model cast in stone can…

Transparency in Healthcare: Coming to Your Hospital Soon!

H&HN

In August, 2013, Priority Health claimed the title of first health plan in Michigan to publish specific, regionalized health care costs and quality information by procedure, facility and physician.  The company launched this tool so plan members could review and compare prices and quality for more than 300 of the…

Healthcare Alliances — Considerations for Leadership

Numerof Brief

As the pressure to deal with a dynamic market and changing regulatory environment continues to increase, many hospitals are considering some form of affiliation or acquisition to bolster their competitive position.  Healthcare consolidation is driven by a number of factors, most often including the need to build referrals, gain market…