10 High-Impact Initiatives for 2024 – The Board’s Role

by Mark Dubow, Director
and Meredith Inniger, Principal

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Leaders of hospitals and health systems continue to face several challenges from 2023 as well as an array of difficult new challenges as they move into 2024. Briefly, the challenges lying ahead include: Margins and cash position remain “weak” with slow volume recovery, constraining investment in new initiatives Clinical workforce shortages continue More competition from […]

10 High-Impact Initiatives for 2024

by Mark Dubow, Director
and Meredith Inniger, Principal

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Leaders of hospitals and health systems continue to face several challenges from 2023, as well as an array of difficult new challenges as they move into 2024. Briefly, the challenges that lie ahead include: Margins and cash position remain “weak” with slow volume recovery, constraining investment in new initiatives Clinical workforce shortages continue More competition […]

Are There Physician Compensation Gaps Between Academic and Community Physicians? New Analysis Offers Insight (Part 1)

by Karin Chernoff Kaplan, Managing Director

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Community and academic physicians increasingly work together in the same health system, with many health systems including an academic medical center (AMC) and its faculty practice plan (FPP). Approximately 20 percent of hospital mergers involve academic medical centers (AMCs) and non-academic providers—resulting in an increasingly blended physician workforce. In this context, disparate physician compensation packages […]

Where Have All the Anesthesia Specialists Gone? Insights for Healthcare Leaders

by Karin Chernoff Kaplan, Managing Director
and Kelvin Polanco, Manager

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Anesthesia provider shortages aren’t new, and they aren’t limited to certain geographic regions, but they are getting worse—and it’s time to consider new responses. By 2033, the shortage of anesthesiologists nationwide is expected to reach 12,500, according to an often-cited American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) report. From 2016 to 2021, the number of anesthesiologists […]

AHLA Podcast: Physician Practice Employment and Acquisition: What Is Driving the Changing Landscape?

by Danielle Bangs, Director

When it comes to physician practices, the rate of employment, acquisition, and alignment activity among health care corporate entities like payers, payer-backed groups, private equity, and major vertically integrated retailers has outpaced similar activity among hospitals and health systems. Danielle Bangs, Director, Veralon, speaks with Mike Flammini, Chief Development Officer, Privia Health, and Eric Tower, […]

3 Threats to Hospitals—and What America’s Frontier State is Doing to Overcome Them

by Jeffery Adler, Managing Director

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Wyoming may be part of the nation’s frontier healthcare market, but the state is a reminder to hospital leaders everywhere of the challenges all hospitals face, no matter the level of sophistication or setting. It’s unmistakable: we’re all grappling with post-COVID’s three-headed monster of workforce shortages, externalities, and financial pressures. I was pleased to host […]