A Reporters View: How Health Systems are Faring in Todays Environment

September 8, 2014
Hosted by Robert Chamberlain

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From a 10,000-foot view, it is clear that every aspect of the healthcare industry impacts the viability of hospitals and health systems. From employers offering high-deductible plans or cost-sharing options that result in the commercially insured population utilizing less hospital services, to a large system acquiring the other hospital down the street, to interoperable EHRs, to investing in primary care physicians but seeing shrinking reimbursement rates, all impact a hospital’s bottom line. Join Robert and his guest, Beth Kutscher, healthcare finance reporter for Modern Healthcare, the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information. The two will discuss how the environment in which health systems operate is impacting systems’ bottom lines.

Inside Healthcare: Critical Thinking for Turbulent Times

Inside Healthcare: Critical Thinking for Turbulent Times

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Inside Healthcare: Critical Thinking for Turbulent Times brings together healthcare and business leaders from our home base of Nashville, Tennessee and throughout the country who are in the trenches, changing the dynamic on how healthcare is delivered in the United States. Our show focuses on those who are breaking down traditional industry barriers to build bridges between organizations and forging the necessary partnerships and infrastructure needed to improve care. Inside Healthcare takes an honest look at today’s health care industry, challenging issues and celebrating solutions in population health management in the commercial market.

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Robert Chamberlain

Robert Chamberlain

Robert Chamberlain is the founder, chairman and CEO of Applied Health Analytics, LLC. He is a veteran executive and noted entrepreneur with over thirty years of experience. Robert travels across the country talking to health systems, hospitals, TPAs, benefit consultants, health organizations and employers to encourage them to take control in today’s healthcare environment and create a new paradigm that meets not only ACA requirements but delivers revenue or contains costs. Robert is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurialism and successful payer-provider partnerships and has authored numerous articles which have appeared in such publications as The Tennessean, Healthcare Financial Management Magazine, Executive Insight, Medical Practice Insider, Benefits and Compensation Digest, Health Management Technology and Modern Healthcare. He was named a Nashville Business Journal 2014 Healthcare Hero.

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