Health Industry Forum

March 11, 2013

The Future of the American Hospital

American hospitals will face unprecedented financial pressure in the coming decade from a combination of federal budget cuts, increasing consumer and employer price sensitivity, and new payment models with incentives to reduce hospital utilization. Yet hospitals also wield tremendous economic power that has increased with market consolidation. This meeting examined whether hospitals will be willing or able to transition away from business models based on volume growth, and how to create conditions in which such shifts could be successful.



Cleveland Clinic Foundation "Empathy" video on YouTube


Addressing Barriers to Change: What Can We Learn from Successful Health Systems?
Andrew Ziskind, MD, Managing Director, Huron Healthcare

Linking Delivery System Reform and Payment Reform
Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Premier Healthcare Alliance

Cleveland Clinic Health Care Model for the 21st Century
Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, MD, Chief Executive Officer and President, Cleveland Clinic Foundation