In healthcare today, there is simply no room for “business as usual.” We believe the same is true for healthcare consulting.
Our proprietary research shows that 1 out of 4 hospital beds in use today will be obsolete by 2025, and inpatient volume overall will be at least 30% less than traditional planning models would suggest. Meanwhile, primary care visits will increase as much as 80%, even as medical and surgical specialists see a marked decline.
Those are sobering headlines, and they explain why healthcare transformation is more than just a buzzword at Ascendient. It’s the guiding principle that informs everything we do. In a rapidly transforming system, number crunching is necessary – but only within the context of the bigger picture. That’s why we begin each engagement by revisiting traditional assumptions about care delivery, competition, regulation, technology and geographic markets. Asking the hard questions helps to set us apart as a different kind of healthcare consulting firm.
This isn’t about working harder or smarter or getting better at what you do. Instead, healthcare transformation is about recognizing that healthcare delivery will look fundamentally different in the future, and only those providers willing to reexamine their most basic assumptions are likely to thrive – or even survive.
We believe that a more integrated healthcare system demands a more integrated approach by healthcare consultants. That’s why our work stresses circuits rather than silos. By treating strategy, planning and feasibility as one interrelated whole, we can make connections and present options that others might miss. From a feasibility study to a medical staff plan, we bring our transformation mindset to even the most traditional engagement.
- Strategic Planning
- Public Health Strategy & Accreditation
- Market/Service Line/Business Planning
- Medical Staff Planning & Development
- Macro-Level Community Health Planning
- Community Health Needs Assessment
- Certificate of Need
- Financial Feasibility
- Bond/Debt Feasibility
- FHA Loan Insurance
By asking different questions, we can help you envision a different kind of future — and provide you with an actionable plan for getting there.