As obesity is poised to become a major driver for new cancer cases, oncology providers can help address the issue by strengthening screening programs and population health efforts. Learn five approaches for improving screening and population health.
Within the last two years, hospital-based medicine reached its 20-year milestone as an acknowledged specialty, making it the perfect time for a look at how coverage was provided historically in hospitals, how it is provided in today’s healthcare environment, and how things will change in tomorrow’s value-based world.
Thirty-two long-term care transactions were announced or closed during the second month of the year, double the number that took place in the next-closest sector, health-care information technology.
ECG recently sat down with a number of leaders from cancer centers to discuss the core issues that oncology programs are facing. This article shares key learnings from our conversations as well as our insights regarding the future of the business of oncology and how your organization can proactively prepare.
Partnerships with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) provide opportunities to reduce costs and/or lower the incremental costs of training more residents while improving the quality of the training.
Price transparency is not a new concept for the healthcare provider market. There has been a year-over-year increase in consumer out-of-pocket cost and recent legislation requiring online access to provider charge master pricing.
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.
While there are many perspectives and publications on the “Hospital of the Future,” few, if any, provide a system perspective. Too often, when imagining the "Health System of the Future," a hospital-centric model emerges. The challenge in this hospital-centric view is that it ignores most of the factors that are already driving services, activity, and revenue to new and different care environments, and will do so increasingly over the next decade.
As we look forward to 2019, the hospital/health system M&A market is increasingly becoming a bifurcated landscape of clear “haves” and “have-nots”.
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