Although they are often pursued as an approach for vertical integration, their value is not always clearly demonstrated.
Topic Organizational excellence
Five lessons to consider when moving beyond your core business
In transformations, healthcare providers and payers must attend to their organizational health, not just their short-term performance.
Medicaid’s scale and complexity are unprecedented. State Medicaid leaders will need to innovate if they are to develop the capabilities that will enable them to steer their agencies into the future.
Done well, a recovery phase can be used as a catalyst—or jolt—to move a hospital trust towards a sustainable improvement in performance. Done poorly, it can leave the trust in a “turnaround trap”.
Agility requires organizations to be dynamic and stable. Master agility, and you’ll be equipped to meet the demands of a turbulent healthcare environment. Don’t, and you’ll be left behind.
The odds are stacked against healthcare organizations as they pursue sustained growth and differentiated performance. Six strategies can help them achieve successful transformations at scale.
The US health insurance industry continues to be defined by uncertainty. The 25 articles in this compendium can help health insurers navigate the changes ahead.
A new concept, organizational agility, can help healthcare companies adapt more quickly to changing customer needs, competitor responses, and regulatory guidelines—without requiring a full-scale restructuring.
This new framework can help states improve their ability to design and contract for managed Medicaid programs for these individuals—and maximize the programs’ likelihood of success.
Two steps—increasing healthcare-sector productivity and improving healthcare-market functioning to better balance the supply of and demand for health services—would likely produce sufficient savings to lower medical cost inflation to the rate of GDP growth.
Last year, in partnership with LeanIn.Org, we conducted the first annual comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. The findings reveal challenges – but also optimistic notes – for women in healthcare.
The former CEO of Kaiser Permanente describes the formative experiences that led him to champion gender diversity, and reflects on the ways that diversity benefits both leaders and organizations alike.
An evolved approach to RN staffing, optimizing the nursing skill mix leads to lower costs, improved RN satisfaction and better patient outcomes. Here's how to get from 'here' to 'there.'
Restructuring can help a payor become more nimble and innovative—but only if the redesign is rigorously planned to help deliver on the company’s most pressing strategic imperatives and is carried out in combination with improvements to organizational health.
Regulatory changes and the economic recession have disrupted the U.S. healthcare industry, threatening to erode the advantages of market leaders. As many payors turn to M&A strategy, its imperative for them to understand the inherent risks and the factors that guide M&A success.
This series of articles examines transformational imperatives specific to health systems in the post-reform era, drawing on extensive work with healthcare stakeholders across the value chain.
By giving nurses more control over their work environment and more opportunities for professional advancement, hospitals and health systems can reduce nurse turnover, lower costs, and improve patient care.
Given today’s realities, health systems must look beyond the traditional economies of scale if they want to reap the full benefits of M&A. They must consider other economies that M&A can offer, commit themselves fully to the effort, and execute flawlessly.
Operating margins at AMCs are under severe pressure, placing their tripartite mission at risk. To survive, AMCs need significant structural and cultural changes. Five steps are imperative if they are to navigate the challenges ahead.