Hospital CEOs may have once cast a wary eye when a retail clinic opened in their backyard, but that paradigm has shifted as health systems are increasingly opening their own retail clinics or affiliating with retail clinic operators.
Moving a healthcare organization from fee for service to a capitation-based model can be daunting.
The response to Ebola has been drive by fear, not facts.
It is remarkable how much of a ‘disconnect’ there is between a healthcare organization’s strategic plan and how physicians are compensated and incentivized.
The recent and narrowly decided (5-4) Supreme Court case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is significant and bears further reflection and discussion. It gives for profit ‘closely held corporations’ (where five or fewer shareholders own over 50% of the company) the legal right to opt out of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act’s…
Population Health is the next ‘big thing’ and will require a complete transformation of not only our reimbursement system but of the fundamental business model for how we deliver healthcare services as well.
Most of us were trained to believe that if we do an excellent job in the technical management of our patients and treat them with respect and courtesy, this should be more than sufficient.
Colleagues: In this month’s Hospital Impact, I address the issue of human rights discrimination and its economic impact on all of us in healthcare.
It seems fitting for the first blog of 2014 to celebrate the future for physicians as leaders of healthcare transformation.
Dr. Jonathan Burroughs outlines a four step approach to process simplification for healthcare organizations.