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Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)

When doctors, hospitals, and other providers come together to form an Accountable Care Organization, high quality, affordably managed care for Medicare patients is the intended outcome. Can the best intentions yield the best outcomes?

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Navigating the seas of changing health policy is the challenge of our time. How does the Affordable Care Act and the healthcare reform movement affect your organization and the national healthcare system?

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Building A Culture of Health

Encouraging a focus on health for all will lead to a healthy society. Wellness programs and health education could be the answer, but how can we create a care delivery system that prioritizes keeping people healthy?

Bundled Payments

Payment models in healthcare can do better to drive value-based solutions for patients, providers, and payers. But how can an organization begin to create bundles that are fair and workable? What are the best strategies and examples for making bundled payments work?

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Care Integration

Healthcare industry trends point to an increased level of integration among healthcare providers. Will integrated health systems and coordination of care lead to advances for the participating organizations?

Chronic Care Management

Patients with chronic illness require disease management and other services. Improving chronic care can help reduce costs and boost quality of life. What can we do to provide the best care and the best outcomes for people with chronic illness?

Competition in Health Care

The health care industry is changing rapidly, and not just the market for medical insurance. How does competition among providers affect the health care market as organizations vie for the best quality and the lowest health care costs?

Coordinated Care

Addressing the various needs of patients requires care coordination. Within an organization and along the value chain, patient care coordination can bring it all together. How can we help patients through teamwork and collaboration?

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Financial Risk Management in Health Care

Assuming business risk is part of the new healthcare marketplace. Healthcare risk management requires new approaches and insights and forward-looking thinking in rapidly changing circumstances. What is your risk management plan?

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Health Information Technology

Advances in health care technology are streamlining health care delivery. Electronic medical records (EMR systems) are boosting efficiency for organizations worldwide, but not without challenges. How can we best harness evolving health information technology?

Healthcare Payment Models

Creative healthcare finance and making use of alternative payment models can lead to innovative healthcare payment solutions that drive value. How does your organization’s revenue model stack up?

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Leading Teams

Quality healthcare leadership is needed now more than ever. What are healthcare leaders and teams doing to generate synergy in a time of change?

Leading Transformation

Health leaders are constantly striving for better healthcare management. Through organizational development and leadership, some health care delivery organizations are making important changes large and small. What separates them from the pack?

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Medicare

The policy landscape is changing, so understanding Medicare reform is essential for Medicare providers. New initiatives such as the Medicare shared savings program promise gains for patients and organizations. How can we make it all work?

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New Healthcare Business Models

As the healthcare industry evolves, creative business model generation will determine the results in the market. Some healthcare business ideas are better than others, which novel approaches will last the test of time?

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Patient Engagement Technology

Patient engagement: the golden prize for a healthy population. Advances in healthcare IT are helping bring new patient engagement solutions and systems to the table. Patient engagement companies have sprung up to fill this need. What should you know about this changing market?

Patient Incentives

Wellness programs and other incentive programs aim to change patient behavior. How can health organizations harness the most current thinking in behavioral economics to bolster patient adherence programs and patient engagement?

Patient-Centered Care

Providing excellent patient care will drive the success of each organization. Listening to the needs of each patient advocate and adapting policy will yield optimal patient care. How can organizations best balance patient-centered care with the business bottom line?

Patients As Customers

Customer engagement is paramount in any business, and the patient experience is what matters in healthcare. How can organizations best integrate healthcare customer service and patient satisfaction with the needs of the business?

Payer-Provider Integration

Health insurance companies and a healthcare provider may greatly benefit from systems integration. Healthcare payer and provider organizations have different goals but need to work together to generate efficiencies. How can we bridge the gap between the two parties?

Population Health Management

The emergence of new health information technology and a rise in healthcare analytics provide opportunity for insights. Health information management, including population management, uses patient data to drive change. What additional steps can your organization take to manage population health?

Primary Care

Primary care doctors and other primary care providers are the front line of health care delivery, where opportunities to enhance patient health are greatest. How can we make the most of comprehensive primary care to drive value?

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Quality Management

We know the keys to efficient care are cost and quality. But how can we measure quality improvement in healthcare? Effective quality management in healthcare organizations will make the difference between success and failure.

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Social Needs

Addressing social needs and mental health and other tactics that strengthen emotional stability, are essential for total patient health across all populations. How are some organizations leading the way?

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Team Care

Teamwork makes the dream work. It takes the entire medical team of physicians, registered nurses, and medical specialists being on the same page. What strategies and initiatives work best for sustaining teams within a department and across disciplines for effective coordination of care?

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Value Based Care

Reducing health care costs, while improving quality and safety, is the goal. Driving toward value-based care, through value analysis and cost reduction, is today’s challenge. How can we generate value for patients, providers and payers alike?

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