Zooming in on the Antares Moment

How to sustainably control costs and grow revenue


In many ways, hospitals and health systems are comparable to stars. Take, for example, Antares, a red supergiant that shines brightly from far away, but faces a significant problem upon closer inspection: it is nearing the end of its life. It is rapidly devouring all its fuel to burn so brightly and will eventually collapse. Similar to Antares, many hospitals and health systems appear healthy from afar. But with their operating expenses now outpacing their operating revenue, they may be headed downhill.

Antares Health System, Advisory Board’s financial model of an average health system, illustrates the magnitude of this challenge. Absent intervention, Antares will have a –4.2% operating margin in 2025. Use this infographic to learn how Antares Health System (and your organization) can reverse course to ensure a bright and sustainable future.

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