Margin + Mission

We wrote the book on cost.

The goal of Margin + Mission: A Prescription for Curing Healthcare’s Cost Crisis is to share ideas to help solve the cost crisis in healthcare.  Now in its second printing Margin + Mission is helping to fuel conversation. All stakeholders agree that in order for healthcare to be healthy, the time is now to find the prescription and without margin, there is no mission.

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Achieving Success with Bundled Payments: A Case Study with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Elizabeth Lipinski, MS - Associate Director of Analytics, Anne Stockton - Financial Analysis Consultant & Adam Kowalski - VP Product Management

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, The James Cancer Center Hospital and Solove Research Institute & Strata Decision Technology

Activity Based Budgeting: An Implementation Update with Nebraska Medicine

Kristi Atkinson - Manager, Budget & Cost Accounting

Nebraska Medicine

Advancing Decision Support at Wake Forest Baptist Health

Joseph Hilburn - Manager Decision Support

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Best Practices in Budgeting at a Multi Site Health System

Jennifer Ulrich - Director, Financial Planning & Management Reporting

OSF Healthcare

Best Practices in Staffing and Productivity Monitoring

David Moldawer - Implementation Manager Continuous Improvement

Strata Decision Technology

Capital Planning for the Future

Lynette Jasuta - Director, Capital Planning

Strata Decision Technology

Ensuring Financial Survival Via Proactive Contract Modeling

As reimbursement methodologies continue to evolve in the transition to value-based care, hospitals and health systems are having to rethink their strategies toward financial sustainability. New payment models, such as bundled payments and accountable care organizations, along with more complex co...

Why Age Is Not Enough: A Better Approach to Equipment Replacement

Just a decade ago, many healthcare organizations were eager to add the latest robotic surgery systems, linear accelerators, and other sophisticated equipment to keep pace with the competition—and keep physicians happy. But as margins have shrunk and access to capital has become more restricted,...