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Moving Toward a Revenue Ecosystem Decades of healthcare financing evolution have created a complex and highly technical domain within every healthcare organization. 

Solving the IT Investment Paradox There is a constant debate between health system leadership about how much to invest in IT. On one side, there is concern about the organization’s ability to maintain or increase investments in light of tight margins and increased margin pressure. Alternatively, others believe that lowering the investments will negatively impact the value delivered by IT and reduce its ability to enable the organization’s strategy.

The reality is both groups are right and the answer is to address both perspectives by delivering maximum strategic value through IT while meeting cost constraints.

Are Your Physicians Aligned? An Assessment Tool for Healthcare Leaders Success in today’s uncertain healthcare environment requires engaging physicians as fully committed “owner-operators” of the clinical enterprise – leaders aligned with system strategy and operational goals, and accountable for achieving results. Physicians must be positioned to take the lead in innovating and transforming the delivery of care to create sustainable value, improve outcomes and reduce costs. But what does true physician alignment look like? How can health systems and medical groups build physician commitment, while addressing concerns around physician professional satisfaction, engagement scores, turnover or “burn-out”?

In this whitepaper, we answer those questions and offer frameworks outlining key characteristics of high-functioning alignment between health systems and their physician colleagues and provide a useful starting point for evaluating current physician alignment.

Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare has affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System The Chartis Group served as strategic advisor for Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare (L+M) Board and executive management team on its regional affiliation strategy with Yale New Haven Health System. Chartis negotiated a term sheet for the potential affiliation, analyzed the capital needs for L+M, researched similar transactions and worked with L+M’s transaction counsel to define the final components of the affiliation agreement for board and regulatory approval.

Charting a Clear Course: How Hospital Medicine Can Transform Inpatient Care Hospital medicine (HM) is a critical driver of inpatient care quality, volume, utilization and cost, with significant impact on overall hospital operations, clinical activity and financial performance. Today, nearly 90 percent of US hospitals have a HM program, though program size, structure and performance vary significantly. 1 In many organizations, HM programs were launched quickly, without clear articulation of goals, expectations or guidelines; it is not surprising that most hospitals and health systems have yet to understand and realize their potential value.

Leading providers recognize that HM must excel in its performance and impact, as the inpatient setting will continue to contribute significantly to value creation, now and in the future.

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Precision Medicine Initiative

Case Study - University of Pittsburgh

In December 2015, The Chartis Group was engaged to assist with an application to the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program (PMI Cohort Program) – now called the All of Us Research Program – by developing a five-year recruitment roadmap and providing a letter of support. The UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute proposal was the highest scored application and the organizations moved forward with an anticipated $65 million award to develop a comprehensive approach to enroll over 150,000 research participants.

Improving the Value of Research Investments

Case Study - Emory University

Academic health centers (AHCs) are working to overturn one of the final stones in improving efficiency and advancing care management performance – how funds are used for academic operating costs and strategic investments. But, in an era where hospital CFOs are examining costs on a granular level, executives are questioning how their financial support for research is actually being spent and whether those dollars are effectively invested to maximize benefit to the organization. Emory University School of Medicine has taken the next step in tackling these questions and designing a new model to optimize resources invested in the research mission.

Since 1995, The University of Pittsburgh has attracted nearly $9.5 billion of sponsored research support into Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.

In The News

  • Chartis Acquires Oncology Solutions
  • Chartis 2018 Best in KLAS Financial Improvement Consulting, Top 3 HCM Firm, Top 10 HIT
  • CCRH Announces 2018 Top 100 Critical Access, Rural and Community Hospitals
  • CCRH Releases Updated Modeling on Stability of Rural Safety Net
  • Brian Thygesen discusses the Loss of Medicaid Funds for Children's Hospitals
  • Cindy Lee discusses Advocate Health Care's Move Toward Increased Outpatient Access

Firm extends its service offerings to deliver comprehensive spectrum of world class cancer advisory and analytic capabilities to the healthcare industry

The Chartis Group, a leading provider of advisory and analytics services to the healthcare industry, has acquired Oncology Solutions, a consultancy nationally recognized for its significant contributions to the advancement of cancer care delivery.

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The Chartis Group Earns High Marks in 2018 Best in KLAS: Software & Services Report

Firm Ranked Best in KLAS for Financial Improvement Consulting, Top Three Overall Healthcare Management Consulting Firms and for the 9th Year, Rated Among the Top 10 for HIT Advisory Services Firms

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The Chartis Center for Rural Health Unveils 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals

Today, The Chartis Center for Rural Health announced the 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals. The announcement was held at the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) annual Rural Health Policy Institute conference.

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The Chartis Center for Rural Health Releases Updated Modeling on Stability of Rural Health Safety Net

The Chartis Center for Rural Health will present new findings on the downward trajectory of rural hospital operating margins to advocates and members of Congress during the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute conference in Washington.

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Hospitals, Doctors Brace For Loss Of Children's Health Funds

Providers of medical care are once again bracing for the loss of federal funding under the Children’s Health Insurance Program with the Republican-led Congress still unable to come up with a plan to fund it beyond March of this year.

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Why one hospital system is cutting while bulking up

Advocate Health Care, the largest hospital network in Illinois, has invested about $700 million in the last five years on an outpatient binge. That includes nearly a dozen clinics set to open through 2018.

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