Financial Oversight

Jun 11, 2018
When announcing a new health care company formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, Warren Buffett didn’t mince words about the rationale: “The ballooning costs of health care act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy.”
May 14, 2018
When describing how care delivery differs under value-based payment versus traditional fee for service, Douglas Pogue, M.D., points to the way physicians’ mindsets are changing in the BJC Accountable Care Organization.   
May 14, 2018
For all its challenges and complexities, health care transformation also presents tremendous opportunities for hospitals — and their boards. One area in which this duality is playing out is population health management, increasingly important as value-based payment systems become…
Feb 12, 2018
There is a general consensus that the current level of health care spending is unsustainable. Yet, such spending is expected to continue to grow faster than the U.S. gross domestic product over the next 10 years.
Feb 12, 2018
An organization's success often comes down to leadership. And it's not just top executives who provide it — trustees have a pivotal role to play, too. Even as they fulfill their oversight obligations, board members can set direction, often with the help of lessons…
Feb 12, 2018
We all know the devastating effect that violence can have on our communities, but its impact on hospitals is less widely known.
Jun 12, 2017
Hospitals are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable care. That’s why so many are devising innovative new care models — models that address affordability in ways that help patients and the health system as a whole. 
Mar 13, 2017
Conference AHA to bring together, policy, health care leaders Leaders from Congress, policy groups and health care will come together May 7–10 for the American Hospital Association Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is “Advancing Health in America.” Media big…
Feb 13, 2017
Trustee talking points Hospitals and health care foundations have been operating in a favorable charitable environment. Prospects could change in the face of greater financial volatility and transformation in health care. Hospital and foundation boards need to take a balanced…