healthcare

By Jamie Gier, Chief Marketing Officer, SCI Solutions A recent article on health system marketing spend in the U.S. cited a 2009 survey by the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, and stated that “the average marketing budget for an American hospital ranged from $1.3 million for an independent hospital to about $5.8 million for…

Read more Aligning CMOs and Patient Access to Attract and Retain Patients – and Grow Revenue

  By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions The role of health system CFOs is at a critical juncture. What are CFOs prioritizing in the wake of increasing competitive pressures and value-based reimbursement models? How are they planning on recovering from years of allocating unprecedented capital to legislative mandate compliance instead of future growth and…

Read more Survey: Health System CFOs Focusing on New Revenue Growth Methods

By Bill Reid, SVP of Product Management and Partners, SCI Solutions 30 times a minute. Reach, catch, pull, release, slide. Ever in pursuit of the perfect stroke. I had the good fortune of being a collegiate rower, and over four years spent my time on a river with schoolmates trying over and over to achieve perfection. We would…

Read more The Pursuit of Perfection: Bringing Analytics to Healthcare Workflows

By Bill Reid, VP of Business Development, SCI Solutions Did he catch it? January is football playoff time in America, with the best teams in college and professional football playing to determine this year’s champions. While you are gathered around the TV, imagine this scenario happening before your eyes: Team gathers in the huddle after…

Read more Eliminating the Blind Side in Care Coordination

By Bill Reid, Vice President of Business Development, SCI Solutions Patients are tired of waiting for the other shoe to drop. We’ve all experienced it. We get a referral to see a specialist, who then orders some tests, and perhaps a procedure, too. We think we have insurance coverage for it all – or at least, no…

Read more Price Transparency: Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions While it is true that market reforms, contemporary cloud technologies, disruptive business models and care innovations will be required to transform our health industry, none of those elements will be successful without great leadership. Decisive and principle-oriented leadership will be the most significant factor gating how rapidly and…

Read more The Grand Chasm of Leadership: Part 1