By David Burda – A caveat before you keep reading. As a journalist, I see things as half empty. I leave the half full to the marketing, communications and public relations people. With that bias out in the open, it turns out that not every hospital or health system loves their group purchasing organization.Read More
By David Burda – They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. That sage advice apparently applies equally to people suffering from an addiction and people running a health system. A new study in the Journal of Healthcare Management reveals a big gap between what many executives think of their health system’s performance and how their system actually performs.
Talent Tuesday: Brought to you by David Burda and 4sight Health – If an individual’s compensation is commensurate with their performance, then health insurance and hospital executives really stink at their jobs so says a new public opinion poll conducted by the U of Chicago HSPH and the Associated Press NORC.
By David Burda – Welcome to the latest installment of 4sight Health’s monthly interview series, How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think, with Jeff D. Jones. The series features healthcare instigators who believe that outcomes matter, customers count and value rules.
By David Burda – I’d bet my family annual out-of-pocket maximum of $3,000 under my Blue Cross HMO that no other industry spends more on billing and collections than healthcare. Revenue cycle management, hospitals, health systems and medical practices spend billions a year to collect every dime they are owed.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of July that we think deserve sharing again.
By David Burda – Unless you’ve been on a ventilator because you decided not to get a free vaccine from about anywhere that could have saved you from a deadly virus, you probably know that U.S. News and World Report just released it latest annual ranking of the best hospitals in the country.
By David Burda – One of our mantras at 4sight Health is that we won’t change the way we deliver care until we change the way we pay for care. Providers will do what you pay them to do, and if you want providers to do something else, pay them to do something else.
By David Burda – Healthcare’s “it girl” right now is primary care. Everyone wants to provide it. Everyone wants to provide it in new models. Everyone wants to provide it as part of their omnichannel care delivery platforms. We can’t get enough of primary care.