53 Successful Ideas in Healthcare

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Not surprisingly, when we tallied the results of our fifth annual healthcare trends survey, most of 169 responding healthcare organizations told us that the nation’s faltering economy had the greatest impact on operations in 2008. We see evidence of this daily: Just last week, the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services awarded $44 million in healthcare stabilization fund grants to six financially distressed hospitals in our home state to help them maintain healthcare access in communities where services are threatened. N.J. Governor Jon S. Corzine said the grants would “provide temporary funding to hospitals that are the healthcare safety nets of their communities.”

Healthcare organizations everywhere are looking for ways to increase revenues and reverse healthcare trend. One example is Connecticut’s attempt to reduce the costs of institutional care by transitioning 700 nursing home residents back to community living, a featured story in this week’s Healthcare Business Weekly Update.

Our survey respondents provided some other ideas, which culminated in a list of the 53 most successful healthcare programs in 2008. Get this list and a summary of survey results in a free white paper, Healthcare Trends in 2009: Economy Threat to Care Delivery.

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