Healthcare executives and hospital boards are realizing they must build greater scale within their organizations if they want to remain competitive, but many leaders are still trying to determine how to do it. ECG's Kevin Forster discusses the obstacles to achieving scale and the importance of overcoming them.
As hospital consolidation continues, health systems are increasingly facing the need to rationalize overlapping cardiology services.
Thriving value-based enterprises are optimally scaled.
Without the right IT systems in place, your ACO will not be successful.
ECG has a front row view of how reform and the transition to value-based care are playing out across the country. Here are some of the prominent themes we are observing.
Building scale within your organization is critical to long-term success. This is true regardless of the size, scope of service, or market share of your health system or provider group.
Improving patient access requires new strategies for care delivery.
For cardiologists, the successful transition to value-based care hinges on the ability to be optimally integrated with strategic partners.
ECG has identified four critical steps to successfully make the shift to population health management (PHM): provider network development, clinical integration, advanced informatics, and risk-based contracting. This article details how each of these steps can usher your organization down the path to PHM.
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