Collective insights, lessons learned, and best practices from CEO Forum executives and experts
Spending time with my hospital and health system colleagues and friends is my favorite part of my job. Increasingly, such interactions have reinforced a less than pleasant reality: Being a healthcare executive has never been harder. Improving the health of communities is enough of a challenge unto itself – today’s persistent political, financial, and competitive volatility has only made the mission that much tougher to complete.
We talked as a group about this and other pressing issues at Guidehouse’s fall 2018 CEO Forum, graciously hosted by Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas. Similar to the 2017 Forum, generating quality and financial returns from material investments in population health and technology still weighs heavily on the minds of executives. Additional topics that rose to the fore this year include enhancing payer-provider collaboration, reducing unnecessary variation, and addressing consolidation and scale.
Following are the collective insights, lessons learned, and best practices from CEO Forum executives and experts on overcoming current and future healthcare volatility.
Rulon F. Stacey, PhD, FACHE
Managing Director, Guidehouse