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What are Chief Nursing and Human Resource Officers Prioritizing in 2023?

As we all know, rising costs coupled with slowing revenue are resulting in operating margin challenges for health systems. These headwinds are expected to prevail in 2023, impacting health systems’ ability to grow. Recently, The Academy held three days of strategic forum discussions with CNOs and CHROs from Leading Health Systems to discuss these challenges […]

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Leadership Development Programs Call for Nominations

The Academy GE Fellows Program, The Academy AWS Technology Fellows Program, and The Physician Leadership Program help organizations build leadership depth through a responsive curriculum informed by top-of-mind Leading Health System (LHS) C-suite executive priorities. The Academy GE Fellows Program: a two-year program for administrative, financial, nurse and/or physician executives who are one to three steps away from filling a corporate […]

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Advancing the Consumer Experience Across Health Systems

On-Demand Briefing: From Digital Front Door to Digital Foundation – Part I

Digital Front Door (DFD) took hold in the market as a term to describe the tools and solutions health systems were implementing to largely improve patient access. At the nexus of consumerism and digital strategy, DFD efforts are expanding, so much so that the “front door” is no longer a sufficient description. As virtual and […]

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How Governance Can Make or Break AI’s Promise in Healthcare

AI-enabled technology solutions hold the promise of transforming health care, from operations to clinical care delivery, including applications that could help alleviate workforce shortages and burnout and deliver more accurate and timely clinical diagnoses and treatments. The possibilities are endless. But a lack of strong governance is making it difficult for health systems to advance […]

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Briefing: Aligning Your Pitch to Health System Value-Based Care Goals

The transition to value-based care has been underway for over a decade, leaving health systems with a “foot in two boats” and highly variable levels of revenue at risk. No two systems are the same, and a one-size-fits all approach for industry partner marketing on value-based care won’t work. Join this Academy IQ webinar on December […]

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On-Demand Briefing: Tips for Selling in an Economic Downturn

Leading Health Systems (LHS) are facing once-in-a-generation margin pressures caused by runaway inflation, labor shortages, and decreased demand for services. They have no choice but to dial back spending – which stands in stark contrast to one year ago. Still, they realize their strategy needs to “see through” the downturn in critical areas, which warrant […]

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Nursing Strategy Briefing: Scaling Investment in Virtual Nursing

Virtual nursing is an increasingly popular approach for addressing workforce challenges, but across health systems, implementation models—and investment costs—vary widely. So too do outcomes, raising questions about the right long-term goals and the potential for ROI as programs scale beyond pilots. The Academy’s Nursing Catalyst program creates a space for Leading Health System Chief Nursing […]

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On-Demand Briefing: Virtual Care Post-Pandemic – What Stays & What Goes?

COVID-19 upended what we knew about the market potential of telehealth. Several years later, we find ourselves reaching a baseline of post-COVID telehealth utilization. Should we expect this baseline to continue? The answer is probably not. Most Leading Health Systems (LHS) believe a broader proportion of care will be virtual by 2030. Academy Strategy Catalyst […]

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Briefing: Chief Strategy Officer Priorities and Planning

Chief Strategy Officers (CSO) oversee business development and drive growth through build, buy, and partnership pathways. Consumerism, along with workforce, continues to dominate CSO priorities in 2022.  As Leading Health Systems (LHS) face intense margin pressures and seek to diversify revenue streams, CSOs remain committed to actualizing the strategic imperatives of their organizations through intentional […]

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