Children’s hospitals need to develop networks and strategic alliances with physicians, health systems, academic affiliates, and research partners in order to flourish within and beyond this era of transformational change.
The prospect of health reform once loomed like storm clouds on the horizon – dark, mammoth, and all but inevitable. Regardless, industry leaders uncertain about the scale of the impact sensed the changing climate and began preparing.
Given their unique position in the healthcare system and the implications of healthcare reform, successful pediatric organizations are taking steps to develop tighter alignment with physicians in order to ensure that their mission of serving the nation’s child and adolescent population is sustained.
As we close the book on 2014, let's look back at a few of the key themes that appeared in this space during the past year and take a peek at the issues our clients will encounter in the coming year.
Diverging trends in benchmarking data presents significant implications for organizations tying compensation to market benchmarks, leading many administrators to question whether benchmarks are the right tool for measuring cardiology service line performance or calculating compensation.
This column discusses the factors driving changes in benchmarking data and outlines potential solutions to ensure the sustainability and market-competitiveness of physician compensation for your cardiology program.
Aligning with health systems and hospitals through employment or affiliation arrangements may be a lifeline for some practices, but it in no way ensures practice growth or optimal performance. The good news is you don't have to stand idly by and hope your practice doesn't sink.
This article discusses how aligning physicians through regionalization strategies can enable more effective coordination of care, reduce redundancies, optimize resources, and improve patient outcomes.
This column discusses some of the challenges that exist for controlling health care costs in the state of Indiana.
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