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Provider scale strategies: The evolving landscape

M&A remains an important option for health systems, but targets and strategies are shifting. While traditional economies of scale will continue to be a strong stimulus for M&A, providers will likely seek and achieve value creation much differently in the future.


Achieving ROI from EHRs: Actionable insights that can transform care delivery

Traditional arguments for EHR implementation such as efficiency gains and meaningful-use incentives are insufficient to maximize a health system’s returns on its technology investments. However, clinically and operationally oriented sources of value can generate an additional $10,000 to $20,000 per bed in annual margin.


2017 exchange market: Emerging pricing trends

Preliminary findings on filed premiums for the 2017 ACA exchanges depict a market in flux. Analysis reflects 18 states and DC, covering 40% of the QHP-eligible population.


2017 exchange market: Emerging plan type trends

Analysis of preliminary filed 2017 exchange plan designs across 18 states and DC (40% of the QHP-eligible population) shows HMOs are becoming increasingly prevalent.


How tech-enabled consumers are reordering the healthcare landscape

Consumers’ accountability for healthcare spending is increasing, and more than a thousand companies are developing new digital/mobile technologies that should allow consumers to take greater control over their healthcare choices. This combination may disrupt the industry’s migration toward larger, more integrated systems and put almost $300 billion—primarily, incumbent revenues—into play.


2017 exchange market: Emerging carrier participation

Emerging carrier participation for 2017 is changing on an ongoing basis, and will continue to evolve up to the start of open enrollment on November 1, 2016. As such, the below findings are highly preliminary and are only a static snapshot as of August 18th of publicly announced participation to date.