Philip Betbeze is the senior leadership editor at HealthLeaders Media.
A report suggests nonprofit health systems will need to expand patient access, master digital efficiencies, recruit top talent, and maintain financial flexibility in order to thrive in the future.
Minimum patient thresholds and high investment levels can be hurdles for most regional health systems to participate in ACOs, but a new collaborative ACO could overcome those challenges.
A new survey shows that 38% of workers would pay for more generous health benefits.
Starting with an idea on the back of a napkin in 2012, ProMedica Innovations helps ProMedica Health System rise above its competitors and brings a development boost to an economically challenged region.
Improvement in the CMS ranking metric can also boost enrollment by 8-12% as provider-owned plans compete ever more acutely with traditional payers.
UnityPoint Health's foray into CMS' NextGen ACO model is helping the health system transition its entire book of business to a value-based model.
A new study suggests that emergency surgeries performed by surgeons age 50 and up produce lower mortality rates than those performed by younger surgeons.
A UPMC program that helps patients "prehabilitate" in preparation for elective surgery is helping reduce postoperative mortality, complications, readmissions, and longer ICU stays.
Health insurers' vertical integration strategies will pressure hospitals, but the formation of a generic drug company should lower their costs.
By combining their self-insured plans for a third-party administrator bid, the health systems hope to reduce administrative costs, but that's just the beginning.