Ken Roorda is a principal beginning his 20th year at ECG.
Pediatric administrators across the country are confronting the reality of increasing provider costs and decreasing associated professional revenues. This has prompted difficult conversations about who will fund the resulting deficits and how the underlying causes of these trends can be mitigated.
One of the many tools families use in assessing children’s hospitals is the U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings. Industry leaders may write off the survey, citing intrinsic flaws such as data lag and an overreliance on brand image, but its use in patient education is widespread and impactful.
ECG is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2019 Pediatric Subspecialty Physician Compensation Survey, the industry’s most rigorous and accurate benchmarking resource for pediatric healthcare provider compensation planning.
From an understanding of the market context for children’s healthcare in the recent past, we present the four imperatives for children’s healthcare in the next decade.
Population health is often discussed in the context of large, adult-focused healthcare systems, yet children make up nearly a quarter of the U.S. population— and children represent one of the most vulnerable and important population segments. Children’s hospitals, guided by their boards, can play a critical role in managing the health of the youth community.
Children’s hospitals no longer have the luxury of acting alone and must begin to align with other providers, engaging in co-opetition.
Medically complex children generate as much as 40% of total pediatric Medicaid costs. Will the ACE Kids Act help?
The Chief of Advanced Practice Services at Seattle Children’s Hospital describes how the roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants are changing.
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