FierceHealthcare | Hospital Impact: Health System Leaders Focus on Changing Patient Needs

boardroomIf we take a look at the history of hospitals, we see ongoing transformations reflective of the times.

Hospitals were conceived as civilized and organized institutions for birthing and dying, for rehabilitation of the sick, for clinical teaching and research, and as institutions for science and technology, as Guenter B. Risse describes in his book, “Mending Bodies, Saving Souls: A History of Hospitals.”

In today’s changing landscape, reimbursement systems, higher deductibles, population health, new competition and consumerism are all bringing down admissions. Therefore, healthcare leaders are looking for new ways to transform the delivery system and meet the needs of a changing environment. More…