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A new study published recently in Health Affairs cuts against the conventional wisdom on one of the biggest trends in healthcare: the increased use of direct-to-consumer telehealth services. The study found that while these services increase patients' access to care, they also may increase overall healthcare spending—contrary to the widespread expectation that direct-to-consumer telehealth would cut costs. But if you dig a little deeper, you'll find the study's takeaways aren't nearly as clear as they may seem, Advisory Board’s Tracy Walsh writes.
“Health systems have never run the outpatient side of the business like a business, even though it accounts for half the revenue,” said Zachary Hafner, a Chicago-based national partner in the strategy consulting practice at Advisory Board. “They're making the investments to create the access points, to create what consumers are interested in and being relevant in the market where consumers are going to be spending their money.” But these health systems still need to improve on customer orientation and service, he said.
According to data gathered from Advisory Board's report, "What does the CMO role look like today?" with findings presented at the Chief Clinical Executive Summit based on the organization's 2016 CMO Role Survey, which included 116 CMOs, Clinical expertise and personal relationships with fellow physicians are the two skills CMOs are most confident in when entering into the CMO role.
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January 3, 2017
The Advisory Board Company today announced the details of a restructuring plan in its health care business that is designed to focus the company's health care technology and consulting capabilities on three key problem areas where hospitals and health systems require comprehensive and continuous support.
Decenber 21, 2016
The Advisory Board Company believes that there is an opportunity for education institutions to partner with employers to provide the training that health systems often develop on their own academic programs.
December 12, 2016
Innovative partnerships among hospitals, public health departments, and community organizations are addressing root causes of local health problems, according to a new report from Advisory Board that outlines best practices from 18 communities
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