Striking the Balance

It speaks well to the fact that the health industry is moving forward in its quest to redesign care, but providers are painfully aware that the environment they are doing that in is fraught with other constraints that they have to be very realistic about.

As Deborah J. Bowen, president of the American College of Healthcare Executives outlined to HealthLeaders back in 2014, the struggle to innovate while managing financial constraints is evident across all levels of healthcare practice, and is an issue which remains even more pressing today.

Reports on the concerns facing healthcare practitioners, highlighted by analysts ranging from the ACHE to PwC Health Research, all share a common theme; there is a fine balance to be struck between financing and advancing healthcare.