Joint Success

September 15th, 2014
Over the last five years, hospital consolidations have soared. Between 2007 and 2012, more than 400 mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and affiliations impacted more than 800 hospitals. This trend shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, last year... + Read More
September 15th, 2014
Last month, Implant Partners and TRG Health Care Solutions, a healthcare consulting firm, led a focus group on how to take control of the OR as part of the Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting. The event was a great success, drawing... + Read More
July 10th, 2014
When it comes to change, it’s the nature of human beings and the organizations they run to choose the path of familiarity and least resistance. This path can be problematic as we’re required to adapt, innovate and seek new solutions in... + Read More
July 9th, 2014
With rising costs and increased patient payment responsibility, there’s no doubt healthcare spending is reaching record highs. And, despite reform efforts, legislation, regulation, and technologies can go only so far in fixing the system. To... + Read More
June 17th, 2014
Today’s big ortho device manufacturers justify raising their prices with the introduction of new models and technologies, and the cost of research that’s gone into making them. But the truth is, over the past decade, the orthopedics... + Read More
May 27th, 2014
A recent study reports that many hospitals are taking steps to restrict manufacturers’ sales reps from the operating room (OR), yet many surgeons still rely on sales reps to make sure the OR is running smoothly through all stages of an... + Read More
May 13th, 2014
Top Trends to Watch in 2014 Empowered consumers and disruptive new business models are ringing in a new era in healthcare. While many of those trends have been emerging for some time, never before have they been accompanied by a rapid shift in... + Read More
May 1st, 2014
Many surgeons see value in having a sales rep in the OR. They rely on reps to make sure the OR is running smoothly and on time through all stages of an operation. As a result, many have formed close working relationships that make it difficult to... + Read More
April 28th, 2014
At its simplest definition, gainsharing is a business strategy designed to increase an organization’s profitability by motivating employees to improve their performance in return for a financial share in the gain. In the healthcare... + Read More
March 28th, 2014
As discussed in the last blog post, the healthcare system is moving away from volume-based payment models to one that promotes value, or achieving better results for patients and overall efficiency. An aging population, the rising number of people... + Read More