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Outpatient care centers

Outpatient care centers provide important services ranging from urgent care to women’s health to imaging. They collaborate with and support patients, providers, and communities. Our research-driven insights and education tools help outpatient care center leaders make sense of the broader market dynamics so that they can position their services for success.


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TACKLE THESE CHALLENGES

Advisory Board’s C-suite cheat sheet series includes more than 65 cheat sheets to quickly give you the knowledge you need to discuss issues with confidence and understand how they impact provider-supplier sales relationships. Some of our most popular cheat sheets include:

Also, check out our jargon dictionary to demystify healthcare acronyms and vocabulary.

Here are six key findings from our survey of health system strategic planners about their expected future strategies and priorities:  

  • Financial challenges persist despite rebounds in utilization.
  • Volume is migrating to ambulatory settings.
  • Disruptors are targeting profit centers, rewiring care paths.
  • Respondents are trying to optimize existing portfolios.
  • Health systems are focusing on margin, mission, and workforce priorities.
  • Capital spending constraints are limiting strategic flexibility.

Refer to our comparison chart to understand and compare key elements from each for the five types of physician groups:

 

  • Physician-owned medical group
  • Enablement partner
  • National medical group franchise
  • Virtual care organization
  • Health system-owned medical group

We dive deep into site-of-care shifts by looking at the setting where care is performed today and in the future. We use proprietary claims data, forecasting methodologies, and qualitative research methods to help you plan for the shifts in site of care likely to impact your business.


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Nicholas Hula

Research consultant, Life sciences, pharmacy, and diagnostics research
Nick researches how leaders throughout the healthcare industry can better understand each other's priorities and benefit from valuable cross-sector partnerships.

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