The sluggish economy and the farthest-reaching health reform in more than fifty years will continue to ratchet up pressure on U.S. providers to reduce costs and improve quality. These pressures will trigger an avalanche of activity centered on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), bundled payments, and patient-centered medical homes. At the same time, they will compel more physicians to seek employment with hospitals or large medical groups and spur more consolidation of hospitals and medical groups/independent practice associations.
2012 is the year when a growing number of providers move forward with new care delivery models and run into the very real challenges posed by overhauling traditional ways of treating patients. The fundamental question is whether providers can manage costs and improve quality while maintaining provider choice and open access.
Brooks International Experience
Within the past few years, our healthcare clients have been under pressure to reduce costs and improve quality and at the same time, incorporate government mandated regulations. Our partnerships with these healthcare clients have helped providers accelerate cost and quality improvements with a proactive approach to assimilating new regulations and technology demands. Our experience in healthcare organizations ranges from hospitals, laboratories, and provider practices to support organizations such as insurance, billing, and financial support companies.
Brooks has vast experience in pre- and post- merger work, where strategic and cultural alignment is paramount. Experience in this area is especially crucial now, with consolidations and mergers on the healthcare industry horizon for 2012. Our work has delivered tangible bottom line value in customer/patient satisfaction, cost reduction and productivity/process improvements while maintaining and improving quality. At the corporate level, our initiatives have had ROI results as high as 300 percent from accelerated and sustainable execution accomplishments.