About Us

40 years of making health care better

Our company was founded in 1979 to discover the best ideas in health care, because great ideas have the power to transform industries. For over four decades, we have continuously honed our research process to identify the top challenges that health care leaders are facing, and provide provocative insights, actionable strategies, and practical tools to support execution.

How we do research
  1. We keep track of the most important issues in health care by staying on top of the news, industry and medical journals, and what our 4,500+ members on the front lines of health care are seeing and experiencing.

  2. Our members tell us what they care about the most. We deploy research teams against the priorities of hospitals, health systems, medical groups, and post-acute care providers, as well as life sciences, digital health, health care professional services, and health plan organizations.

  3. Our 200+ experts spend months on extensive literature reviews and hundreds of firsthand interviews. Then they come together to connect the dots across the health care ecosystem, develop points of view on where health care is headed, distill what you need to care about, and determine what you should be doing.

  4. We kick the tires on our work by taking it back to our members for honest feedback. We conduct hundreds of additional interviews to ensure that our discoveries are relevant, replicable, and ready to be used.

  5. We turn our knowledge into digestible insights and turnkey tools for our members. We partner with health care leaders to deploy our offerings, help them act with confidence, avoid missteps, and work smarter and faster.

Meet our members

Our work only has impact when our members put it into practice, and we are fortunate to have a broad network of partners that collaborates with us to change health care for the better. Watch some of our favorite success stories.

Combating food insecurity

Preventing pressure ulcers

Improving pregnancy outcomes

Improving chest pain choices in the ED

Tackling social determinants of health

Our story

Learn about how we’ve changed over the past 40 years—and how we haven’t.

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