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What’s the Healthcare CIO’s Role in the Buy versus Build Dilemma

With the focus on cost containment in healthcare, there has been significant growth in outsourcing clinical and patient care services.…

Sheila Talton
Mar 05, 2018

2018 New Year’s Resolution: To Use Data to Improve Outcomes while Reducing Cost

As we kick-off the New Year, new additions to value-based care metrics are on the horizon, which means more chaos…

Sheila Talton
Jan 09, 2018

Why Hospitals Need Better Data Science

Airlines are arguably more operationally complex, asset-intensive, and regulated than hospitals, yet the best performers are doing a better job…

Sheila Talton
Nov 02, 2017

Healthcare’s Complex Business Models Require Solutions that Address All Business Model Dimensions

Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and author of Disruptive Business Models in Healthcare (Forbes 2009), discusses the complexity of…

Sheila Talton
Oct 23, 2017

Let’s Stop Trying to Change Physician Behavior

The digital revolution has provided, and will continue to provide populations, patients and providers, smaller, faster, and less expensive tools…

Roy Smythe, MD
Jan 24, 2017

5 Ways to Slow Record Medicare Readmission Penalties

We’ve documented Medicare Readmission penalties recently touching new highs. Of the 3,400 hospitals currently participating in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, only…

Shail Choksi
Oct 18, 2016

Medicare’s Readmission Penalties Just Hit New High, Now What?

A recent report from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, highlighted a sobering trend; for FY 2017, most…

Shail Choksi
Sep 19, 2016

Data science and hospital value based purchasing has us excited for healthcare, here’s why you should be too

America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system Walter Cronkite, 1993 You may have missed it, but…

Sheila Talton
Jul 25, 2016

Reflections from Healthcare Analytics 2016

As a co-sponsor, we were privileged to participate in this year’s Healthcare Analytics 2016 conference, held in Chicago. As old…

Sheila Talton
Jul 21, 2016