The paradigm shift in hospital financing is becoming more and more obvious and a constantly increasing disproportion between costs and revenue may be observed. In order to improve results, it is necessary to bring about transparency and look for creative solutions. How does your program measure up?
This issue of Clarity on Healthcare focuses on the topic profit improvement. This requires mastering a number of challenges. Two interviews and a number of articles provide insight into two institutions, showing possible solutions to these problems.
The spin-off of the Psychiatric Services of the University of Bern is about to become real. This step requires extreme changes in order to improve results. Stefan Aebi, Chairman of the Board, spoke with KPMG on the institution's current situation and the measures it has implemented.
On the other hand, the Cantonal Hospital of Aarau is experiencing a problem that many other hospitals are also going through: income is stagnating or slightly on the increase while costs are exploding. In his interview, Dr. Robert Rhiner speaks of the cost-cutting measures the hospital has started to implement.
Other articles focus on an efficient exit management, strategic admissions management, current developments in public service and investments in hospital properties.
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