San Francisco Healthcare Market Leads the Way in Innovation

San Francisco Market Overview Now Available from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that the San Francisco, CA market leads the way in health care innovation. According to the recent San Francisco Market Overview, health systems, physician groups and health plans are participating in accountable care organizations, bundled-payment pilots and value-based contracts.

Integrated Healthcare Association launched a bundled-payment and gain sharing pilot this year, according to the report. Services targeted in the pilot include: total knee replacement, total hip replacement, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, cardiac angioplasty and knee arthroscopy. Both Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Tenet Healthcare are involved in the pilot.

While construction in the health care market in San Francisco is booming – driven by both intense competition between hospitals and state safety standards – some health systems have cut service lines and streamlined operations to free up capital in the short-term so that their expansions can proceed as planned, according to the report.

“Watch for these tactics to continue as health systems look to build a bridge to the financial rewards promised by federal healthcare reform,” said HealthLeaders-InterStudy Analyst Laura Beerman.

In addition to providing detailed analysis of innovations in the market, the San Francisco Market Overview answers the following questions:

  • What effect has a struggling economy had on the San Francisco healthcare market?
  • What are healthcare systems doing to control costs?
  • What accountable care organizations are showing up in the market?

You can view an abstract of the report here:

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KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  California  Tennessee

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Practice Management  Health  Cardiology  Hospitals  General Health  Managed Care