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10 Challenges And Opportunities For Hospitals In 2015

Submitted by Randall Clough on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:22


  1. Population health - One of the biggest ideas in healthcare this past year, and it will likely maintain or gain momentum in the next few years to come
  2. Shifting from volume- to value-based reimbursement - The move from volume- to value-based reimbursement is inevitable
  3. Regulatory demands - Providers must adhere to numerous, complex regulations that set guidelines and expectations for quality, coding, reimbursement and overall care delivery
  4. Infection control, especially in light of Ebola - The presence and transmission of the Ebola virus within U.S. steered the public eye toward the provider organizations' infection control efforts
  5. Demonstrating the value of M&A to consumers - virtually every hospital and health system will be touched by the unfolding wave of healthcare M&A
  6. Truly integrating systems - Many executives are beginning to realize their health systems are merely jumbled collections of healthcare facilities with different strategies
  7. Overspecialization of the physician workforce and questions over the physician shortage - As an increasing number of Americans gain insurance coverage, the demand for primary care increases
  8. Hospital closures - This presents numerous challenges for patients, employees and community residents
  9. Reimbursement rate differences - On average, Medicare paid hospital outpatient departments 78 percent more than ambulatory surgery centers for the same procedure in 2013
  10. Data, data everywhere - Health IT does things worthy of big ideas in areas both clinically and consumer-driven


Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Source URL: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-adm...



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