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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…

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…

Improving the Bottom Line: Prioritizing Cost and Quality Initiatives

Numerof Brief

Imagine the following case… The executive team is meeting to decide which cost reduction projects to fund.  Each has a supporting “business case”, but everyone knows the numbers are soft.  Comparing financial impact across projects is difficult, and debates about assumptions and scenarios to test lead to months spent on…

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…

Improving Margins: New Approaches to an Old Problem

Trustee Magazine

The U.S. healthcare industry is currently undergoing what will ultimately be a radical transformation, driven by unsustainable cost increases, increased regulation, and shifting power relationships among payers, providers, physicians, and patients.  We have reached the point where all four of these key constituent groups have significant economic concerns — providers…

Critical Management Tools for Getting Costs Under Control

Physician Leadership Journal

As the national debate continues over spending, deficits, taxes and the fiscal direction of he country, one point of general agreement is that fundamental change to the American healthcare system is needed: healthcare costs must be brought under control. As hospitals grapple with ways to adapt, physician leaders have a critical…