Financial Oversight

Forward-thinking health care organizations are exploring alternative revenue sources, with many recognizing philanthropy as a pivotal opportunity.
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.”
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.   
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…
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.
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…
We all know the devastating effect that violence can have on our communities, but its impact on hospitals is less widely known.
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. 
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…