Search Tag: healthcare costs

Executive Health Management

Building a Better Hospital

2020 29 Jan

Summary: Unsustainable increases in healthcare costs make it imperative that we rethink how the entire healthcare value chain is organised. This rethink includes the role of the hospital, which lies at the centre of the value chain. Costs have been soaring, with people living longer and their care needs increasing as they turn to the healthcare... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cash Cow

2019 13 Nov

Is the healthcare bottom line en route to hitting rock bottom? Is the system bankrupt? Does the system still waste too much cash? Where is the real bottom line? Rising overheads, high staffing, supply and technology costs challenge current operating models. Are they outdated or are they becoming unsustainable? What could save the day? Adaptivity?... Read more

Executive Health Management

Measuring Healthcare Outcomes to Deliver Value and Lower Costs

2019 13 Nov

Summary: A new initiative, called ACS THRIVE (Transforming Healthcare Resources to Increase Value and Efficiency), was launched this summer to help hospitals and surgical practices improve patient outcomes while lowering the cost of delivering care. A collaboration between the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Harvard Business School's (HBS)... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cash Cow Infographic

2019 13 Nov

An overview of healthcare industry revenue, growth and expenditures.  Read more

Executive Health Management

Telehealth bringing Personalised Medicine closer

2019 22 May

What role is telehealth playing in improving the genomics playing field?   How one company is breaking down barriers to implementation of genomics to make Personalised Medicine a growing daily reality in healthcare provision.     What is Genome Medical’s mid to long-term objective in the field of genomics and Personalised Medicine... Read more

ICU Management

Talking about money in the ICU

2018 02 Nov

Do financial considerations about treatment occur during the ICU stay? A study of electronic medical records found that 4% had at least one narrative clinical note linked to finance. The study, led by Deborah D. Gordon, MBA,  Mossavar-Rahmani Centre for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School, examined over 46,000 narrative clinical notes... Read more

IT Management

Tech companies pushing down healthcare costs?

2018 06 Jun

With people in the U.S. finding it more difficult to make ends meet, technology companies could soon drive down healthcare costs, predicts Mary Meeker, a partner at venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Meeker cites two key factors that are helping to bring down healthcare spending: "consumerisation" of healthcare and increased data... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare Business International 2018: The new global healthcare landscape

2018 23 May

The new global healthcare landscape   HBI 2018 focused on problems around building capacity, reaching out to new customers and deploying new solutions around digital health and artificial intelligence.   Healthcare Business International’s annual conference is the only CEO-level event focused on private healthcare services, bringing together... Read more

Executive Health Management

High healthcare costs but poor outcomes in U.S.

2018 13 Mar

New Harvard-led research shows the U.S. spent nearly twice as much as other high-income countries on medical care in 2016, yet had poorer population health outcomes (e.g.,lowest life expectancy and highest infant mortality rate). The main drivers of higher healthcare costs in the U.S. are generally high prices – for salaries of physicians and nurses,... Read more

Health Management

Visionary leadership

2018 25 Jan

Th e w a y f o r wa r d f or U S h e a l t h c a r e   Experts d r aw their conclusions on the American health sys t em and what needs to b e done to e r adica t e the many p r oblems that continue... Read more