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Getting Fit for the Future: Community Hospitals in a Time of Transition

White Paper Published By: athenahealth
athenahealth
Published:  Jun 08, 2015
Type:  White Paper
Length:  12 pages

With mounting cost and consolidation pressures, community hospitals need a new approach for handling the challenges of today’s health care environment.

It is possible to remain independent—and thrive—as a community hospital. Here’s the key: community hospitals have a deep familiarity and long history with the communities they serve. By leveraging this advantage, as well as strengthening strategic partnerships and building patient and provider loyalty, community hospitals can position themselves at the center of a care system that provides essential, sought-after services.

This white paper instructs you how to ensure the viability of your community hospital well into the future with these five steps:

1.     Get control over your financials.
2.     Build patient loyalty.
3.     Prioritize high-return projects.
4.     Improve provider loyalty and alignment.
5.     Adjust to changing reimbursement models.



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consolidation, community hospital, financials, patient loyalty