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.

 

In March and April of 2020, The Health Management Academy administered a quantitative survey among pharmacy executives at Leading Health Systems regarding their specialty pharmacy programs.Read more

In January and February 2020, The Health Management Academy conducted a study to evaluate emerging trends in identity and access management across LHS. Read more

In 2019, The Academy set out to better understand what governance strategies Leading Health Systems (LHS) are implementing, and how these strategies have evolved over time. The report identifies governance priorities and practices across the LHS...Read more

The Academy’s previous report, Chronic Pain Management at America’s Leading Health Systems, examined health systems’ priorities, strategies, and challenges around chronic pain management (CPM) and identified that most health systems have achieved...Read more

This briefing synthesizes data from surveying Academy members, insights gleaned from Leading Health System (LHS) Townhalls, and COVID-19 resources provided by member organizations.Read more

In November and December 2019, The Health Management Academy conducted a study to better understand the current state of single-use medical device reprocessing (RPO) among LHS, and its future outlook. The report contains insights from qualitative...Read more

The healthcare landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace. To remain competitive in an increasingly complex market, health system leaders are strategically focused on multiple areas of transformation, including growth and asset management,...Read more

In October and November 2019, The Academy, supported by Lumeris, completed a report exploring the impact of margins on consolidation and strategic partnerships among Leading Health Systems. The report contains insights from qualitative interviews...Read more

The Academy, supported by Pfizer, published a report identifying trends in the delivery of cardiovascular care among Leading Health Systems as part of the Care Redesign Series. The report contains insights from quantitative surveys and...Read more

The Academy, supported by Pfizer, published a case study comparing Leading Health System approaches to chronic pain management as part of the Care Redesign Series. Conducting a comparative analysis, The Academy evaluated varying maturity levels...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.

 

In October and November 2019, The Academy, supported by Lumeris, completed a report covering trends in the evolving payment model and physician alignment strategy among Leading Health Systems. The report contains insights from qualitative...Read more

In October and November 2019, The Academy, supported by Lumeris, completed a report covering trends in cost and price transparency strategies at the point of care among Leading Health Systems. The report contains insights from qualitative...Read more

In July and August 2019, The Academy, supported by Lumeris, completed a report covering trends in consumer engagement strategy among Leading Health Systems. The report contains insights from qualitative interviews conducted across a panel of...Read more

In July and August 2019, The Academy, supported by Lumeris, completed a report covering trends in the evolving payment model and the top health policy priorities among Leading Health Systems. The report contains insights from qualitative...Read more

Beginning in the 1990s, states began implementing Medicaid Managed Care programs to provide health benefits to their Medicaid beneficiaries. Under this model, state Medicaid agencies pay a fixed
monthly fee to Managed Care Organizations (...Read more

In the context of ongoing evolution within the healthcare landscape such as increased consumerism, intense financial pressure, and widespread market consolidation, Leading Health Systems (LHS) continue to adjust their strategies. Restructuring...Read more

As the healthcare industry continues to transition toward value-based care, and Medicare spending continues to increase amidst an aging population, many providers are looking toward Medicare Advantage (MA) as a solution. Leveraging MA’s expanded...Read more

As the healthcare industry continues to transition toward value-based care, and Medicare spending continues to increase amidst an aging population, many providers are looking toward Medicare Advantage (MA) as a solution. Leveraging MA’s expanded...Read more

As health systems continue to move toward value-based care, many organizations are implementing alternative payment arrangements and taking on greater levels of risk. While the transition to value-based payment has historically been slow, health...Read more

Quick Hits

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

 

In May 2020, The Health Management Academy conducted a quick-hitting survey of Leading Health Systems (LHS) to identify health system workforce adjustment strategies in response to COVID-19. Read more

In March 2020, The Health Management Academy conducted a quick-hitting survey of Leading Health Systems to better understand medical group leadership structure. The 16 respondents represent health systems with an average Total Revenue of $4.1 billion that own or operate 186 hospitals and have...Read more

In March 2020, The Health Management Academy conducted a quick-hitting survey of Leading Health Systems to better understand health systems’ information technology (IT) structures, spend and benchmarking practices. The 7 responding IT executives represent health systems with an average Total...Read more

In January 2020, The Health Management Academy conducted a quick-hitting survey of Leading Health Systems to identify health system approaches to change management. The 13 responding Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) represent health systems with an average Total Revenue of $6.5 billion that...Read more

In January 2020, The Health Management Academy conducted a quick-hitting survey of Leading Health Systems to better understand health system implementation of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) programs. The 9 responding Senior Finance Executives and Chief Financial Officers (CFO) represent health systems...Read more

In January 2020, The Health Management Academy conducted a quick-hitting survey of Leading Health Systems to identify drug testing policies during the hiring process. The 13 responding Chief Human Resources Officers (CHRO) represent health systems with an average Total Revenue of $6.5 billion...Read more

In October 2019, The Health Management Academy conducted a quick-hitting survey of Leading Health Systems (LHS) to benchmark the current structure of organizations’ legal departments. The data in this report comes from the survey responses of 16 Chief Legal Executives (CLE) that represent health...Read more

In October 2019, The Health Management Academy conducted a quick-hitting survey of Leading Health Systems to better understand behavioral health and wellbeing leadership structures. The 11 responding Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) and Chief Operating Officers (COOs) represent health...Read more

In October 2019, The Health Management Academy conducted a quick-hitting survey of Leading Health Systems to better understand innovation within the Oncology service line. The 24 responding Oncology leaders represent health systems with an average Total Revenue of $6.8 billion that own or...Read more

In September 2019, The Health Management Academy conducted a quick-hitting survey of Leading Health Systems to better understand processes for validation and documentation of pressure injuries. The 8 responding clinical executives represent health systems with an average Total Revenue of $4.9...Read more