Insights

Insights and innovation for community hospital executives, leadership, and providers from HospitalMD and Jim Burnette, Founder and CEO.  

Why Are Community Hospitals Losing The Battle, and May Lose the War?

Why Are Community Hospitals Losing The Battle, and May Lose the War?

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (“Act”) was a “tipping point” in healthcare that set in place an aggressive path toward more “managed care” by implementing fixed-price payment rates. In 1997, the only thing for certain was the belief that community hospitals could not...

Seeds and Silos: the impact on Community Hospital Viability

Seeds and Silos: the impact on Community Hospital Viability

by Jim Burnette, President/CEO, HospitalMD In this article: Do you have silos in your hospital that are a threat to your success? How do you train your clinical staff to think outside their silos? In the last issue I illustrated several ways we help hospitals return...