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The Apex newsroom contains information about business issues, client and firm accomplishments, industry trends, and related media commentary.

Oct 25, 2010
Bring Game-Theory Concepts Into Play

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.

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Oct 21, 2010
Announcing Apex Healthcare Group

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.

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Sep 28, 2010
The Puzzle of Recalibrating Board Succession Planning in an Era of Heightened Change

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.

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Sep 27, 2010
Capital Structure Decision Making—Back to the Basics and Lessons Learned from Market Disruption

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.

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Sep 16, 2010
Generative Board Leadership—Preparing for the Critical Decisions During Transition to Health-Care Reform

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.

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