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A bimonthly journal of news, resources, and events. Each issue includes articles on need-to-know healthcare topics and governance issues and best practices.



BoardRoom Press, Volume 28, No. 5, October 2017 →

  • The Enduring Importance of Local, Subsidiary Boards
    By A. Hugh Greene, FACHE
  • Ensuring a Successful Board–CEO Relationship
    By Pamela R. Knecht
  • Special Section: The Non-Traditional Disruption of Healthcare You Aren’t Thinking About
    By Roy Smythe, M.D.
  • How Board Members Can Support Successful Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions
    By Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA
  • Advisors' Corner: Growth Is the Imperative, but How?
    By Mark E. Grube
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 28, No. 4, August 2017 →

  • Board Practices for Innovation: Balancing Prudence and Risk
    By Jim Finkelstein and Sheila Repeta
  • Elevating Community Health through Philanthropy
    By Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP
  • Special Section: Reducing Risks and Achieving Goals: The Critical Role of the Post-Acute Care Network Structure
    By Mark Dubow, M.S.P.H., M.B.A., and Benjamin Tudor, M.H.A.
  • Digital Health and Data as a Strategic Asset for High-Performing Organizations
    By Daniel J. Marino, M.B.A., M.H.A.
  • Advisors' Corner: Getting True Value from Board and Leadership Retreats
    By Eric D. Lister, M.D.
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 28, No. 3, June 2017 →

  • Forming Strategic Partnerships across the Continuum of Care
    By William H. Considine, FACHE
  • What’s Next for the ACA? Disentangling the Policy Puzzle
    By Coral T. Andrews, FACHE, RN, M.B.A.
  • Special Section: Going Digital with the Connected Consumer: Five Considerations for Governance Teams
    By Dan Clarin, CFA, & Paul Crnkovich
  • Is Mental Health the Missing Link in Your Hospital’s Population Health Strategy?
    By Somava Saha Stout, M.D., M.S.
  • Advisors' Corner: The Board’s Role in Promoting Consumer Loyalty
    By Ryan Donohue
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 28, No. 2, April 2017 →

  • Academic Medical Centers Active in M&A: Five Critical Success Factors
    By Christopher T. Collins & Eb LeMaster
  • “Rational Thinking” and Community Healthcare Governance: A Core Competency of a Board
    By Daniel K. Zismer, Ph.D., & Kevin J. Egan, J.D.
  • Special Section: The Population Health Secret
    By Brian J. Silverstein, M.D., & Rick Weil, Ph.D.
  • Effectively Using Advisory Boards in Today’s Health Systems
    By Nick A. Fabrizio, Ph.D., FACMPE, FACHE
  • Advisors' Corner: Board Responsibility in the Face of a Coming Tsunami of “Late Career” Physicians
    By Todd Sagin, M.D., J.D.
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 28, No. 1, February 2017 →

  • Governance Restructuring after a Merger
    By Chad W. Wable, FACHE
  • Why Your Nurses Should Serve on Community Health Boards
    By Laurie Benson, B.S.N., & Kimberly J. Harper, M.S., RN
  • Special Section: Hospital Industry Structure: Considering the Impact of the Affordable Care Act
    By James Burgdorfer
  • Maximum Director Independence Requirements: The Next Trend in Hospital Governance?
    By Anjana D. Patel & Anjali N.C. Downs
  • Governance Forecast: Strategic Considerations under a New Administration’s Policies
    By Guy M. Masters
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 27, No. 6, December 2016 →

  • Improve Outcomes and Lower Costs across the Continuum of Care—Invite a Nurse to Serve on the Board
    By Marla J. Weston, Ph.D., RN, FAAN & Laurie Benson
  • Generating Value from Big Data and Digital Health Investments
    By Shaillee Chopra, PMP, &  Daniel J. Marino, M.B.A., M.H.A.
  • Special Section: The Active Consumer: Delivering on Rising Expectations
    By Ryan Donohue
  • Run to Risk: Making the Shift to Value-Based Payments on Your Terms
    By Rachel Bidgood, Anna Henkel, & Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D.
  • Advisors' Corner: Driving Value through Strategic Alliances
    By Marian C. Jennings, M.B.A.
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 27, No. 5, October 2016 →

  • UCHealth Hospitals Use IT Strategically
    By Kevin Unger, Ph.D., FACHE
  • Healthcare Facility and Service Decisions in a Self-Serve Environment
    By Kenneth Kaufman
  • Special Section: The Leadership Troika: Defining Roles in Creating and Sustaining Change: The Board, Executive Staff, and Management
    By Roger A. Gerard, Ph.D. &  David A. Shore, Ph.D.
  • Improve the Patient Experience—Ask a Nurse to Join the Board
    By Laurie Benson &  Susan Hassmiller, RN, Ph.D., FAAN
  • Advisors' Corner: Designing an Effective Committee Structure within Healthcare Systems
    By Eric D. Lister, M.D.
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 27, No. 4, August 2016 →   |  ePub →

  • Selecting Value-Based Metrics for Physician Enterprise Success
    By Kevin Wilson & Jeffrey Weisz, M.D.
  • Cybersecurity Responsibility and Accountability: What Directors and Officers Must Understand About Managing Data
    By Carolyn V. Metnick, J.D., LL.M.
  • Special Section: The Board’s Accountability for Complex Healthcare Strategies: Exercising “Due Care” in the Face of Unfamiliar Organizational Strategy and Strategy in Action
    By Daniel K. Zismer, Ph.D., & Kevin J. Egan, J.D.
  • Three Leadership Imperatives for Success with Value-Based Care
    By Patrick M. Allen & Mark E. Grube
  • Advisors' Corner: MACRA Physician Payment Reform: Board Considerations for Strategy, Financial Risk, and Physician Alignment
    By Guy M. Masters
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 27, No. 3, June 2016 →

  • Baptist Health Lexington Mobilizes to Serve Complex Patients
    By William G. Sisson, FACHE
  • What Healthcare Boards Need to Know About Nursing
    By Michael R. Bleich, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
  • Special Section: Getting Ready for Population Health
    By Rita E. Numerof, Ph.D., & Michael N. Abrams, M.A.
  • Leading an Organizational Turnaround
    By Kevin J. Miller, FACHE, RHIA
  • Advisors’ Corner: The Volume vs. Value Scale: What Is the Tipping Point in Your Market?
    By Brian J. Silverstein, M.D.
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 27, No. 2, April 2016 →   |    ePub →

  • 3D: Building a Multi-Dimensional Organizational Culture
    By Jim Finkelstein & Sheila Repeta
  • Critical Issues for the Board’s Compliance Committee
    By Michael W. Peregrine, Esq.
  • Special Section: Board Member Certification: Does It Matter?
    By James Rice, Kathryn Peisert, & Luke McKee
    State Certification Programs
    Board Certification Survey Results
  • The Board’s Role in Cyber Risks
    By Nick A. Fabrizio, Ph.D., FACHE, FACMPE
  • Advisors’ Corner: The Case for Executive Coaching: Why the Hospital Board Should Embrace This Neglected Resource
    By Todd Sagin, M.D., J.D.
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 27, No. 1, February 2016 →    |    ePub →

  • Creating a Successful, Integrated Physician Culture
    By Donald P. Fesko, O.D., FACHE
  • The Roles of Quality, Safety, and Technology as Financial Risks Are Shifted to Hospitals
    By William C. Mohlenbrock, M.D., FACS
  • Special Section: Considering Independence: What Does it Take?
    By Eric D. Lister, M.D.
  • Leading Operational Change at the Board Level: Navigating the First Mile
    By Roger A. Gerard, Ph.D. & David A. Shore, Ph.D.
  • Advisors’ Corner: The Consumer-Centric Imperative for Healthcare Providers
    By Mark E. Grube
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 26, No. 6, December 2015 →   |    ePub →

  • The ACA Coverage Expansions: Where Are We and What’s Ahead?
    By Barbara Lyons
  • The Role of Financial Communication in Building Community Trust: What Board Members Need to Know
    By Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA
  • Special Section: Hospital and Health System Mergers and Acquisitions: Key Legal Issues for the Board
    By Anjana D. Patel
  • Standalone Hospitals: Making the Most of Alliances
    By Laura P. Jacobs, M.P.H.
  • Advisors’ Corner: Consumer Commission: Defining the Board’s Role in Addressing and Advancing Consumerism
    By Ryan Donohue
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 26, No. 5, October 2015 →   |    ePub →

  • Developing an Effective Board to Manage Change
    By Kevin J. Miller, FACHE, RHIA
  • Partnering with Physicians: A Journey from "I" to "We" to "Us"
    By Joseph S. Bujak, M.D., FACP
  • Special Section: Moving beyond the Basics of Strategic Planning: The Board's Role
    By Marian C. Jennings
  • Coming to a Board Meeting Near You: The Expanding Controversy over Physician Maintenance of Certification
    By Todd Sagin, M.D., J.D.
  • Advisors’ Corner: A Strategy Checkup: Setting Your Hospital Up for Success in 2016
    By Guy M. Masters, M.P.A.
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 26, No. 4, August 2015 →

  • Elevating Hospital Foundation Board Governance
    By Steven W. Churchill
  • The Next Phase of the ACA: The Cadillac Tax and Value-Based Purchasing
    By Anjana D. Patel & Adam C. Solander
  • Special Section: Improving Community Health through Multi-Sector Partnerships
    By Rex P. Killian, J.D. & Lawrence Prybil, Ph.D., LFACHE
  • Linking Governance Structure to Strategy
    By Pamela R. Knecht
  • Advisors’ Corner: Six Business Imperatives Expand Board Oversight
    By Mark E. Grube
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 26, No. 3, June 2015 →   |    ePub →

  • The Move toward Population Health: A Strategic Approach
    By Steven V. Long, FACHE
  • Price Transparency: What Board Members Need to Know
    By Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA
  • Special Section: Building Population Health Capacity: Issues and Opportunities for Board Consideration
    By Kevin Barnett, Dr.P.H., M.C.P.
  • Managing IT Vendor Relationships While Avoiding the Weeds
    By Michael L. Dagley & Brittain W. Sexton
  • Advisors' Corner: Local Markets Driving Adoption of Value-Based Care Delivery
    By Brian J. Silverstein, M.D.
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 26, No. 2, April 2015 →   |    ePub →

  • Redesigning Healthcare through Value-Based Care Delivery: Are You Ready?
    By Barry P. Ronan, FACHE
  • Population Health and the Disruptive Business Models Necessary to Support It
    By Jon Burroughs, M.D., M.B.A., FACHE, FACPE & David Nash, M.D., M.B.A.
  • Special Section: How Information Technology Will Change Everything in Healthcare
    By Robert M. Wachter, M.D.
  • Continuing a Non-Profit Hospital’s Charitable Mission through Mergers and Acquisitions
    By Ken Marlow & Rex Burgdorfer
  • Advisors' Corner: The Challenge of "Shrinking” Your Board
    By Eric D. Lister, M.D.
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 26, No. 1, February 2015 →   |    ePub →

  • Conemaugh Health System’s Journey: Transforming Care through Joining Duke LifePoint
    By Scott A. Becker, FACHE
  • Bundled Payments Show Early Promise in the Payment Reform Mash-Up
    By Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D.(C), M.B.A., RN, Tori Manis, M.B.A., & Kimberly Hartsfield, M.P.A.
  • Special Section: Aligning Physician/Provider Compensation Incentives for Not-for-Profit Integrated Health Systems: Art, Science, or Both?
    By Daniel K. Zismer, Ph.D. & Bobbi Daniels, M.D.
  • Igniting Innovation
    By David A. Shore, Ph.D.
  • Advisors' Corner: Invigorating the Board Quest for Quality Improvement
    By Don Seymour
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 25, No. 6, December 2014 →   |    ePub →

  • Moving up the Integration Pyramid
    By Marc D. Halley, M.B.A.
  • Special Section: Palliative Care Is Person-Centered at Its Core: A Look at the Role of Palliative Care in the Transition to Value-Based Care
    By Kathryn C. Peisert
  • Three Datasets Should Drive Governing Boards
    By Rulon F. Stacey, Ph.D., FACHE
  • Advisors' Corner: Metrics for Success: As Four Forces Disrupt Healthcare, Hospitals Deployed New Strategies for 2024
    By Mark E. Grube
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 25, No. 5, October 2014 →   |    ePub →

  • The Advantage of Interim CEO Leadership
    By Colleen A. Chapp, M.H.A., M.S.N., RN, FACHE
  • Unifying the Medical Staff: A Critical Look at New CMS Conditions of Participation
    By Todd Sagin, M.D., J.D.
  • Special Section: Strategic Quality Oversight by the Hospital/Health System Board of Directors
    By Robin Locke Nagele
  • The Leadership Magic behind Those Transforming Healthcare Today
    By Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D.(C), M.B.A., RN, & Graham Brown, M.P.H., CRC
  • Advisors' Corner: Metrics for Success: Seven Reasons Why Price Transparency Must Be a Top Strategic Priority Now
    By Guy M. Masters, M.P.A., Tawnya Bosko, M.H.A., M.S.H.L., M.S., & Teresa Koenig, M.D., M.B.A.
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 25, No. 4, August 2014 →   |    ePub →

  • Launching, Leading, and Realizing Benefits from Change Initiatives: A 21st-Century Skill
    By David A. Shore, Ph.D.
  • The "Three Cs” of Succession Planning
    By Jim Finkelstein & Sheila Repeta
  • Special Section: The Expanding Range of Strategic Alternatives Available in Hospital System Mergers and Acquisitions
    By Jordan Shields & Rex Burgdorfer
  • Palliative Care Quality Network: Improving the Quality of Caring
    By Steve Pantilat, M.D., & Ashley Bragg
  • Advisors' Corner: Metrics for Success: Strategic Planning for 2024
    By Guy M. Masters, M.P.A.
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 25, No. 3, June 2014 →   |    ePub →

  • The Health Reform Questions You Should Be Asking
    By Gary K. Wilde, DHA, FACHE
  • Moving from Good to Great Governance: A Case Study on the Successful Implementation of a Governance Restructuring
    By Jill Nilsen & Pamela R. Knecht
  • Special Section: The Board’s Role in Quality and Patient Safety Performance Measurement
    By Denise M. Murphy, RN, M.P.H., CIC, FAAN
  • Hospital Strategic Transactions: A Look at Recent Popular Strategies
    By Anjana D. Patel & Diana M. Fratto
  • Advisors' Corner: Metrics for Success: Healthcare Consumerism: An Emerging Trend That Will Impact Providers over the Next Decade
    By Don Seymour
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 25, No. 2, April 2014 →   |    ePub →

  • Avoiding Costly Mistakes
    By Marc D. Halley, M.B.A.
  • Innovative Healthcare Delivery: What It Is, and What It Is Not
    By Richard Corder, M.H.A., FACHE
  • Special Section: The Board’s Role in Physician Leadership Development
    By Elaine Zablocki
  • Governance Institute Member Hospital Shares Baldrige Lessons
  • Advisors' Corner: Metrics for Success: The Organization and Governance of Hospitals and Health Systems in 2024
    By Roger W. Witalis, FACHE & Don Seymour
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 25, No. 1, February 2014 →   |    ePub →

  • Accountable Care’s Maine Experience
    By M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, Michael Donahue, M.B.A., & Suzanne Spruce, APR
  • The Board’s Role in Creating Patient-Centered Care
    By Joseph S. Bujak, M.D., FACP
  • Special Section: How to Increase Board Engagement in Quality and Finance
    By Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA
  • Restructuring Physician Leadership in Evolving Health Systems
    By Todd Sagin, M.D., J.D.
  • Advisors' Corner: System Governance: Small, Skilled, and Sharp
    By Don Seymour
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 24, No. 6, December 2013 →   |    ePub →

  • Population Health and Health Reform: Hospitals in the Geographic Context
    By Kevin Barnett, Dr.P.H., M.C.P.
  • The Missing Voices
    By John Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Special Section: "Must Do” Service Line Strategies in Q1 2014
    By Mark Dubow, M.B.A., M.S.P.H., & Jeff Loftsgaarden
  • Making Time for Strategic Discussions
    By Pamela R. Knecht
  • Advisors' Corner: Board Development: Opportunities for Ongoing Improvement
    By Roger W. Witalis, FACHE
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 24, No. 5, October 2013 →   |    ePub →

  • Community Partnering: A Strategic Effort
    By Randall D. Oostra, D.M., FACHE
  • Hospital Merger and Acquisition Transactions: A Focus on Retiring Liabilities
    By Rex Burgdorfer, Krist Werling, & Megan Rooney
  • Special Section: The New Healthcare Shortage: Recruiting Human Capital to Serve on the Board
    By Sean Patrick Murphy
  • The Role of the Chief Governance Officer in a Large Health System: A Sophisticated Partnership Emphasizing Communication, Consistency, and Value
  • Advisors' Corner: Insurance Exchange Surprises: Four Things Boards Should Know
    By Don Seymour
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 24, No. 4, August 2013 →   |    ePub →

  • The Next Big Challenge for the Affordable Care Act: Making Sure People Know About It
    By Larry Levitt
  • Special Section: Driving the Transition to Value-Based Care: A Point of View from Kaufman Hall
    By Mark E. Grube, Kenneth Kaufman, & James J. Pizzo
  • RIP: Healthcare’s Corporate Soul
    By Thomas A. Atchison, Ed.D.
  • Advisors' Corner: Board Development: A Core Responsibility in Need of Improvement
    By Roger W. Witalis, FACHE
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 24, No. 3, June 2013 →

  • Becoming More Clinically Focused
    By James A. Diegel, FACHE
  • Special Section: Public Hospital Governance Challenges Represent Opportunities for High Performance
    By Elaine Zablocki
  • Consolidation in the Commercial Banking and Hospital Industries: Parallels and Contradictions
    By James Burgdorfer, Jordan Shields, & Stephen Morrissette, Ph.D.
  • Advisors' Corner: Hot Topics in Hospital Governance: Board Practices Related to Quality
    By Don Seymour
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 24, No. 2, April 2013 →

  • Bundled Payments: How Seemingly Small Innovations in Care Delivery Can Lead to Big Financial Rewards
    By Deirdre Baggot, M.B.A., RN, & Cleo Burtley, M.B.A.
  • Innovation Accelerates the Transformation of Healthcare
    By Molly Joel Coye, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Special Section: The Medical Staff in Transition: A New Creed for Physician Leaders
    By Joseph S. Bujak, M.D., FACP
  • Board Oversight of Data Analytics in an Era of Value-Based Payment
    By Earl P. Steinberg, M.D., M.P.P.
  • Advisors' Corner: A Framework for Effective Governance
    By Roger W. Witalis, FACHE
 

BoardRoom Press, Volume 24, No. 1, February 2013 →   |    ePub →

  • Beyond Governance to True Physician Leadership Engagement
    By Christopher D. Van Gorder, FACHE
  • Taking on the Risk of Accountable Care: Five Questions to Assess Organizational Readiness
    By Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA
  • Special Section: Considering the Consumer: How Customer Expectations Are Further Defining Healthcare’s Future
    By Ryan Donohue
  • Revisiting Patient Safety
  • Advisors' Corner: Transitioning to Effective System Governance
    By Don Seymour
 
 
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