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Stalled on value-based contracting? Give payers a reason to move ahead.

Recent conversations with our clients reveal just how large the disconnect is between payer and provider perspectives on value-based contracting. To entice payers to negotiate with you, you must first understand what's important to them. More

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Win market share not once—but twice

In the new landscape, health systems need to win market share twice—first, to secure a spot in insurance networks, and then again to get chosen by consumers for individual episodes of care. More

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How U.S. health system execs should look at the rest of the world

Despite ranking last among industrialized nations in a recent Commonwealth Fund report, the U.S. health care system has plenty to be proud of—and plenty to learn from places outside our borders.More

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Assembling today's business case for donor investors

Hospital development teams must demonstrate proof of donors' impact—and they need to build compelling business cases to do it. Learn the pieces that should make up these donor-facing business cases.More

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Save a patient’s life while saving your hospital $14,000

Providers have long argued that early stage cancers are not only easier to treat, but also less costly. A new study provides data demonstrating the considerable cost savings of treating early-stage versus late-stage lung cancer. More


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