Healthytown, USA

The Transformation of Healthcare Delivery in a Statistically Average American Community By the year 2025, the U.S. healthcare system will look very different from today. In this first report from its Healthcare Transformation Series, Ascendient tracks the big forces at work, showing how national trends will utterly transform the landscape for local providers.   (A […]

First, Do No Harm: Analyzing the Certificate of Need Debate in North Carolina

[To download the PDF version of this report, please click here] [To read a full-screen version of this report, please click here]   Executive Summary Much of the debate over Certificate of Need laws has focused on market theories instead of measurable realities. In this report, Ascendient seeks to expand the perspective beyond a one-dimensional […]

CHNA Requirements: Red Tape or Real Opportunity?

Amid the avalanche of change unleashed by the Affordable Care Act, the CHNA requirement for not-for-profit hospitals has often been viewed as a relatively minor or distant concern. But in 2013, with the elections over and appeals all but exhausted, that concern is no longer minor, and the deadlines are no longer distant. Over the […]