About Academy Research:

The Academy’s Research Department conducts qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research that analyzes the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare through partnerships with the nation’s largest integrated health systems and the industry’s most innovative companies. The Research Department also provides health policy analysis in collaboration with The Academy Advisors, the health policy affiliate of The Academy.

Research Types:

Quick Hits

- Quick-hitting surveys of members on contemporary topics of interest to benchmark against peer health system approaches.

Research Studies

- In-depth projects that study services and solutions implemented by health systems, examined across clinical, operational, and financial areas. Research Studies typically identify where a service or solution is currently being applied, or could be leveraged, assess challenges and best practices, and evaluate the return on investment (ROI) on current applications and potential value in future use cases.

Tracking Surveys

- Multi-wave, longitudinal studies that cover and track major trends around primary strategic areas and developing issues among Leading Health Systems.

Research Opportunities

The Academy is open to research partnership opportunities with interested health systems and companies that have a vested interest in the following areas:

ADMINISTRATIVECLINICALFINANCETECHNOLOGY
Service LinesPrimary care redesignBenchmarking OperationsInteroperability
Organizational ReinventionHealth equityCostInformatics
Partnerships/Integration/ConsolidationTelemedicinePharmacy and PharmaceuticalsConsumerism
Succession PlanningAugmented IntelligenceGrowth & ScaleDigital Health Strategies
Operating EfficiencyOpioidsStrategic InvestingData Monetization
Price TransparencyResiliencyShared ServicesCybersecurity Resources and Maturity Levels
Organization StructurePhysician Alignment Predictive Analytics
Diversity & InclusionSpecialty Pharmacy Talent Management
 Care Management  

If your organization would like to learn more, please contact Sanjula Jain, Ph.D., Director, Research & Strategy.

Research Studies

In-depth projects that study services and solutions implemented by health systems, examined across clinical, operational, and financial areas. Research Studies typically identify where a service or solution is currently being applied, or could be leveraged, assess challenges and best practices, and evaluate the return on investment (ROI) on current applications and potential value in future use cases.

 
Melissa Braganza, Research Manager, The Health Management Academy, et al

Over 75% of U.S. hospitals have adopted electronic health records (EHRs), which have provided health systems with access to increasingly larger volumes of data. Read more

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With the changing healthcare landscape, many large health systems are strategically partnering with industryRead more

Strategic Partnerships: Data & Analytics
Melissa Braganza, The Health Management Academy, et al

The Academy examined how the largest health systems are forming partnerships to improve quality, reduce costs, and enhance the customer experience through utilizing data and analytics.Read more

Moving to Value-Based Care Delivery: Enhanced Recovery Programs
Melissa Braganza, The Health Management Academy, et al

In January 2015, The Academy conducted a survey of 46 Leading Health Systems and subsequent qualitative interviews with leaders at three health systems with formal Enhanced Recovery Programs. Read more

Shared Risk Strategies among Leading Health Systems

The Academy’s report, “Shared Risk Strategies among Leading Health Systems,” examines key factors that influence the largest health systems to establish and grow a health plan.Read more

Tracking Surveys

Multi-wave, longitudinal studies that cover and track major trends around primary strategic areas and developing issues among Leading Health Systems.

 
Strategic Survey Q1 2015
Melissa Braganza, The Health Management Academy, et al

In January 2015, The Academy conducted the second round of its quarterly strategic survey among 26 C-suite executives with a focus around Leading Health Systems' consumer engagement strategies.  Read more

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Melissa Braganza, The Health Management Academy, et al

The Academy - H2C Strategic Survey highlights the challenges that health systems face in creating a culture of innovation and investing in new technologies and processes.Read more

Quick Hits

Quick-hitting surveys of members on contemporary topics of interest to benchmark against peer health system approaches.

 
Capital Spend Inventory
Melissa Braganza, The Health Management Academy, et al

In August 2015, The Health Management Academy conducted a survey of 56 Leading Health Systems regarding capital spend inventory. Read more

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In August 2015, The Health Management Academy conducted a quick hitting survey of 25 Leading Health Systems regarding physician supervision of oncology treatments. Read more

pension plan 2015

In August 2015, The Health Management Academy conducted its annual quick hitting survey on pension plan return assumptions. Read more

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Azieb Ermias, MPH, The Health Management Academy, et al

The Health Management Academy conducted a survey with forty-seven health systems regarding the governance structure of employed medical groups (EMGs). Read more

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Melissa Braganza, The Health Management Academy, et al

The Academy surveyed Leading Health Systems regarding their progress in  developing an organizational and leadership structure around IP.Read more

business continuity plans
Melissa Braganza, The Health Management Academy, et al

In June 2015, The Health Management Academy conducted a survey of 25 Leading Health Systems regarding Business Continuity Plans (BCPs). Read more

cost metrics

In June 2015, The Health Management Academy conducted a survey of 55 Leading Health Systems regarding cost metrics.Read more

C-Suite Exec Coaching
Azieb Ermias, MPH, The Health Management Academy, et al

The Health Management Academy conducted a survey of Leading Health System CEOs and CHROs regarding the utilization of c-suite executive coaching services. Read more

mgmt fees investment mgmt models
Melissa Braganza, The Health Management Academy, et al

The Health Management Academy surveyed 56 Leading Health Systems around investment management models and investment management fees.Read more

diversely owned supplier orgs

In April, 2015, The Health Management Academy conducted a survey regarding health system tracking of diversity information on organizations with which they work. Read more