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Expert Perspectives on Systemness

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    Many health systems are only scratching the surface of the potential their scale offers. But today’s market leaders are leveraging purposeful integration and cohesive effort—what we call ‘systemness’—to streamline operations, deliver more reliable and coordinated care, rationalise fixed costs, and even transform entire delivery models.

    An organisation whose assets and stakeholders all work toward a common goal can accomplish things that more fragmented organisations cannot—and yours can too.

    This issue offers expert insights and strategies for achieving true systemness from our researchers and consultants. Download the entire publication now or explore the individual pieces below.

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    Providers' top 'systemness' priorities for 2018 and beyond
    With promises of a more unified brand, strategic nimbleness, and tangible cost and quality improvements, integration is on many executives' priority lists. However, pursuing integration means different things to different people—so we conducted a survey to identify a short list of the most critical and challenging initiatives. Read post.

    5 questions to determine your accountable care readiness
    Pursuing accountable care is no easy task—it involves taking on increased risk, tracking non-clinical outcomes, and relying on partners across the continuum. Read on for our take on the most critical questions you need to ask yourself and your organisation before moving forward on accountable care. Read post.

    ‘Access’ isn’t just a buzzword: Learn what 14 health care leaders shared about their system strategies
    Last summer, we held our first ever Patient Access Executive Summit in the US, where we discussed what it actually means to focus on system access. Here are four patient access best practices you need to know from health care leaders who attended. Read post.

    The Esther Model: How one patient redefined an entire system vision in Sweden
    In 1997, an elderly Swedish patient known as ‘Esther’ arrived at her GP experiencing shortness of breath—and ended up speaking with 36 clinicians before she was finally admitted to the hospital. Learn how Jönköping County Council sought to transform its system's vision with Esther's experience in mind. Read post.

    Banner Health's approach to system-wide clinical standardisation
    In recent years Banner Health has become a global leader in taking a system approach to reducing care variation. Learn about the three strategies that turned the dial on this clinical, and cultural, transformation. Read post.

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