In a recent conversation with ECG's newly appointed Chief Operating Officer, Michelle Holmes, we learned how a lifelong interest in healthcare laid the foundations for a consulting career that has had compounding impact.
The rising cost of care, short-term hospital visits, and a need to quickly serve burgeoning populations of baby boomers or commercial paying populations in isolated geographies have given rise to a trend of systems investing in microhospitals.
Over the past decade, Walmart’s intermittent healthcare ventures have generated explosive headlines followed by underwhelming results.
As healthcare continues to progress from a centralized, hospital-based system to a more distributed ambulatory one, alternative care models and settings have proliferated. Urgent care centers (UCCs) have been among the most successful of these new models.
Why have medical schools become more dependent on funding from teaching hospitals? Because all other funding sources have flattened or declined, while maintaining competitive academic programs has only become more expensive.
Undeterred by the unseasonably cold weather just a week before spring’s official arrival, nearly 900 cancer care professionals and thought leaders gathered in Washington, DC, for the ACCC 44th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit (AMCCBS).
Physician practices have mastered the art of bringing excitement and clarity to kickoff events for large transformational initiatives like an EHR implementation. The challenge is maintaining that engagement with physician and administrative leaders while expanding the reach of communication and readiness efforts.
The Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase partnership to form a new company focused on healthcare services has left the industry piecing together what innovations the new group might introduce.
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