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Understanding Affordability and Value in Health Care

Trustee Articles
Feb 14, 2019
Affordability is one of the most important challenges influencing Americans’ ability to access health care. However, no single, agreed-upon definition of health care affordability exists because it is influenced by many complex factors.

Innovation Resources for Boards

Mar 2, 2021
Innovation Resources for Boards

Red Rules for Boards

Trustee Articles
Jul 5, 2018
In industries where safety is critical and quality must come first, such as airlines and nuclear power, “red rules” refer to protocols that must be followed “to the letter” – all work stops until they are. A commercial airliner doesnʼt leave the gate if the pilot spies a possible leak or flat tire; a nuclear plant operator or even a Toyota assembly line worker can “stop the line” when he spots a critical flaw.

Data's Motivating Power

Trustee Articles
Jan 1, 2017
Analytics can be a tool for constructively engaging physicians in health systems’ transition to value

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Oct 10, 2016
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Applying Lean Principles to Board Work

Trustee Articles
Feb 14, 2019
Health care is ripe for change. The evidence is all around us. A majority of health care leaders recently surveyed said hospitals and health systems are most in need of disruptive innovation (New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, February 16, 2017). Consumers are taking charge of their own health and seeking providers that deliver high-quality, affordable and accessible care in ways they have come to expect from their favorite retailers. And disrupters from within and outside of health care are joining forces and competing with traditional health care organizations to give consumers what they are looking for.

Addressing Health Equity in the Hospital Board Room

Aug 25, 2020
COVID-19 has made it clear that addressing health equity is necessary to improve health and save lives, and hospital and health system trustees need to lead and collaborate in these efforts.

CMS Announces Savings in First Year of Home Care Demonstration

Jun 26, 2015
Participants in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s Independence at Home demonstration saved more than $25 million in the payment model’s first performance year while delivering h

Data can engage physicians in value

Apr 10, 2017
Physician engagement in value-based care is an increasingly critical issue for health care boards.

Telehealth Board Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions & Templates
Jan 1, 2017
Hospital and health system boards and leadership can advance their understanding of telehealth and how it fits into organizational priorities by considering the following questions.