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Your Inpatient Capacity Glide Path: Avoiding Shortage Today & Excess Tomorrow

There is great uncertainty regarding the impact that reform and medical management will have on utilization: will there be increased utilization resulting from better access, or will there be a decrease stemming from efforts to reduce costs and restrict utilization in response to coverage expansion? Another complicating factor is that many hospitals are encountering inpatient growth in the short term, driven by population growth, market share increases or population aging.

This session will provide tools for healthcare executives to quantify these long-term impacts and balance them against short-term needs. Navigating this "glide path" from the current to the future environment will be imperative to avoiding capacity shortages, and resulting market share deterioration, in the near term and significant excess capacity, with its financial drag, in the long term.

This webinar will include a detailed walk through of the application of this approach at White Plains Hospital, which recently improved market position utilizing these methodologies.

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT


  • Mark Coughlin, Senior Vice President - Hammes Company
  • Dawn French, Vice President Marketing & Community Outreach - White Plains Hospital

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the trends driving speculative planning efforts, including the results of state-passed healthcare insurance reform legislation
  • Identify successful tactics to bolster inpatient capacity and growth
  • Navigate the current popular scenarios to avoid both ends of the spectrum, from shortage today to excess tomorrow

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.

System Requirements:

  • PC-based attendees: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Mac®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet