What If Better Patient Care Means Reduced Hospital Revenues?

July 28, 2015  |  Dianne Foster

Imagine hearing this at a conference: “Success resulted in decreased revenue for our healthcare system.” My first thought: Am I going to learn about rewarding intelligent failure in this session? Well, not at all. At a recent nurse executive conference, we heard how leaders at Southwestern Vermont Health Care recognized the need to prepare for… | Read More

Rebuttal to “14 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Nurse”

“14 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Nurse”

July 15, 2015  |  Dianne Foster

Cosmopolitan magazine recently published “14 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Nurse” that received a lot of attention and commentary on social media. I’m sure it also caught the attention of healthcare consumers and prospective future nurses. I found the article and its publicity disheartening. I’ve been a nurse for 36 years… | Read More

How to Boost Your Ambulatory Strategy and Thwart Retail Health Threats

healthcare ambulatory real estate strategy

July 9, 2015  |  Mark Furgeson and Jim Eaton

With population health changing the healthcare industry, a different mindset challenges us to rethink ambulatory real estate strategy. Tomorrow’s MOB tenants may compete with retail health providers like Walgreens for business, changing the way we plan and invest in ambulatory facilities today. New ambulatory real estate site selection approaches We must consider: why is Starbucks… | Read More

How to Get the Most Value from Healthcare Conferences

reflections from the healthcare conference trenches

June 24, 2015  |  Dianne Foster

This morning, sorting through notes from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2015 Conference I attended in April in Phoenix. I came across this doodle I scribbled in a margin: Have we sacrificed networking with people to technology addictions? I remember jotting that down after I enjoyed a conversation with another attendee. As we… | Read More

Three Ways Healthcare Facility Design Can Save Money

Three Ways Healthcare Facility Design Can Save Money

June 16, 2015  |  Michelle Mader

The healthcare industry must figure out how to provide services less expensively. It must implement effective cost-cutting initiatives while developing policies and procedures for managing the future costs of the emerging healthcare system. And quickly, if the Mayo Clinic offers any indication. It expects a twenty to forty percent decrease in annual revenue due to… | Read More