While the rapid consolidation of physician hospital organizations marks a major healthcare narrative, the complete story is more complex. Fast-growing hospital systems are transforming into health systems at the same time that traditional payment and care models are undergoing fundamental overhauls. Healthcare providers are striving to efficiently deliver higher quality care. These drivers necessitate truly integrated delivery systems while sparking a range of challenges to organizational structures and strategy, as well as to boards, leadership teams, and workforces. Consolidation is removing layers of leadership while driving the need for more strategic and comprehensive capabilities deeper into the management ranks. Patient-centric care, preventative approaches, and population health advancements require new strategies. To succeed, these strategies require new organizational cultures, new workforce behaviors, and new board-governance capabilities.
We help healthcare companies design their organization - the structure, roles and responsibilities - to contend with new challenges and seize opportunities, including value-based care, innovative joint ventures, population-based health initiatives, patient-centric healthcare, healthcare information technology implementations and post-merger integration issues. As importantly, we help organizations select and hire the talent they need to enable these strategies. And we build strong cultures of success and directly impact the bottom line by showing them the best way to compensate, develop, motivate, and retain their people.