In early 2019, ECG distributed a nationwide survey to gain a deeper understanding of service line constructs, utilization, and performance management in all types of healthcare organizations. Clinical and administrative leaders of single hospitals and multihospital regional systems responded and provided insight into the true value proposition of service lines and how they serve as the platform to optimize patient care across the care continuum.
If inpatient utilization is trending downward, why are many hospitals scrambling to find additional beds?
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.
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.
ECG was excited to be a 2018 HFMA Region 5 Dixie Institute sponsor and speak on the hot topic of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Below are four themes that emerged and stuck with us from many of the keynotes, breakout sessions, and conversations.
Thinking about opening a new hospital? Here's what you need to know.
Nothing quite captures the simultaneous permanence and uncertainty of the choices healthcare providers face as much as a solid steel I-beam dangling from a crane.
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