Although game theory emerged decades ago, its continuing application to an ever broadening range of problem-solving and cognitive processes give it the quality of a surprisingly enlightening and “new” way of thinking. Game theory’s framework and perspectives create this “newness,” particularly as applied to highly complex strategy in a very dynamic marketplace—a perfect construct for healthcare strategy during the reform transition. As featured in Modern Healthcare, October 25, 2010.Read More »
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Apex Healthcare Group is a unique consultancy for health-care provider organizations facing “apex decisions” in the post-reform era. Senior executives and board members at major health systems, academic medical centers, physician organizations, and specialty organizations benefit from multidisciplinary advisory approach.Read More »
Not-for-profit boards have significantly reduced their size over the last decade. Now, emerging challenges led by health-care reform and the health information revolution are changing the optimal inventory of competencies. The puzzle? How to identify and assemble a broader set of board characteristics among an increasingly smaller group of members.Read More »
Market forces over the last several years have burned organizations without regard for size, strength, or financial sophistication. With declines in equity values affecting investment and liquidity, the simultaneous failures of prominent bond insurers and the continued rotation of firms in and out of health-care risk, it’s time to revisit the basics and reflect on lessons learned.Read More »
With the looming phase-ins of the various provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many health-care organizations will be drawn into the reactive pressure of rapidly formulating strategic, structural, operational, and financial plans. Boards, in particular, will be highly focused on the urgency of their strategic and fiduciary responsibilities. Unfortunately, many will fail to fulfill their generative responsibility and leadership role.Read More »