Podcast: HEALTHCARE HEADLINES Episode 2

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO
Healthcare Headlines Podcast

In our 2nd episode of Healthcare Headlines, Dan Grauman, Managing Director & CEO of Veralon, continues to dive into the dynamic healthcare landscape. This episode covers the latest updates on regulatory challenges in hospital mergers, and artificial intelligence advancements in clinical documentation, as we explore the forces driving change in the healthcare industry. We also […]

How to Be A Great Board Chair

What is the role of hospital and health system board chairs? Pam Knecht, President at ACCORD LIMITED, outlines the responsibilities of a board chair, the qualities that board chairs should embody, and provides strategies to help them succeed in leading their board. Learn how to access the full video and subscribe to our virtual board […]

Podcast: HEALTHCARE HEADLINES Episode 1

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO
Healthcare Headlines Podcast

Veralon is delighted to launch this short podcast where Daniel Grauman, Managing Director & CEO, reviews major healthcare headlines and news stories, and what you need to know. Welcome to this first episode, which will be followed by regular episodes every month. Stay tuned for Episode 2! Listen below, or click the icons to listen […]

AHLA Podcast: Considerations for Integrated Physician Enterprise Performance

by Rudd Kierstead, Director

Health systems are beginning to address the many issues that come with the physician enterprise. Rudd Kierstead, Director, Veralon, speaks with Victoria Sheridan, Counsel, Corporate & Regulatory Affairs, Atlantic Health System, about some of the motivating issues, key factors, and main goals related to integrating the physician enterprise. They also discuss issues related to governance […]

Are There Physician Compensation Gaps Between Academic and Community Physicians?
The Surgical Specialties (Part 2)

by Karin Chernoff Kaplan, Managing Director

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Part 1 of this blog revealed that the increased blending of academic medical center and non-academic providers in the same health systems has led to compensation increases in the academic setting that outpaced those in the non-academic setting, for non-surgical specialties. We found the size of the difference in compensation between academic and community non-surgical […]

“Why Can’t We Pay Locum Rates to Our Physicians?” 3 Things Leaders Should Know

by Richard Chasinoff, Director
and Kelvin Polanco,, Manager

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In Latin, locum tenens means “holding the place.”[1] The term was first used in medieval times to describe the use of clergy to temporarily staff Catholic churches when priests weren’t available. In healthcare, locum tenens emerged in the 1970s as a way to describe the use of temporary physicians in rural markets where local physicians […]

Elevate your Organization’s Strategic Planning Approach

by John Harris, Managing Director
and Meredith Inniger, Principal

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Strategic planning is not a new concept in healthcare, but the practice is constantly evolving with the industry. Each organization needs to develop a planning process that fits its internal culture and process, building off the fundamentals of strategic planning. The graphic below showcases the healthcare strategic planning process and its four major activities. This […]

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 […]