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Talking with Iora Health, an Innovative Primary Care Provider

Our conversation with Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, CEO of Iora Health, about how their model has evolved during the pandemic, and what the future might hold for value-based care.
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Should Your Health System Centralize Innovation?

A centralized innovation function accelerates health systemwide innovation efforts, supporting both incremental, business unit-driven innovation as well as spearheading more disruptive innovations that result in new business or delivery models.
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Talking with Contessa Health, a Hospital at Home Trailblazer

Our conversation with Travis Messina, CEO of Contessa Health, about the recent surge of interest in the hospital at home model due to COVID-19. We discuss the nuts and bolts of the model, benefits provided to patients, and to win physician support for the approach.
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Supercharging the Health System Board

Progressive CEOs tell us their boards are demanding more of their time and bandwidth than ever before. In order to help elevate the strategic role of the board, CEOs must help refine their structure and mechanics, diversify membership, bolster board member knowledge, and refine traditional board management approaches.
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Nearly half of Americans hesitant to get a COVID vaccine

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine is well underway, with dozens of vaccine candidates being tested worldwide. Because vaccines typically take a decade to get to market, the pace of…

Envisioning a new role for the board in health system strategy

Between the two of us, we’ve spent nearly 40 years working with CEOs and health system boards, and have attended hundreds of health system board meetings. In the past, board meetings…

The kids are not all right

Many children heading back to school—in whichever form that that may take this fall—have skipped their annual visit to the pediatrician. The graphic below highlights the sluggish rebound in pediatric…

Home as the center of “care anywhere”

We’re increasingly convinced that virtual physician visits are just one part of a continuum of care that can be delivered in the convenience and safety of the patient’s home. Health…

Envisioning the future of health system strategy

We’ve been working with our health system members to develop a perspective on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on strategy, discussing what’s changed and what hasn’t, and where leaders…

Increasing unemployment alters national payer mix

One in every five workers is now collecting unemployment benefits as the country struggles to get the COVID-19 outbreak under control. A Families USA study estimates a quarter of the 21.9M workers that were…