BDO Knows Healthcare Newsletter - Summer 2017

August 2017

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Healthcare faces a changing competitive landscape and a reimbursement shift to episode-based bundles, driving new measurements of “value” and creating an interoperability problem in the process. Blockchain could be the solution. The Summer 2017 BDO Knows Healthcare Newsletter explains how.
 

The New Measurement of Value in Medicine: Understanding Outcomes & Competition in a Changing Industry

David Friend and Patrick Pilch ask and answer: How does healthcare define “value,” and how should organizations cultivate and leverage it against new and changing competitors?
 



The Evolving Cyber Threat & How Healthcare Can Mitigate It

It’s no secret that healthcare has a target on its back, and the WannaCry ransomware attack showed hackers are ready to strike. John Riggi and Patrick Pilch talk best practices for defending against a new range of cyberthreats.
 

  


Blockchain Could be the Answer to Healthcare’s Interoperability Problem

Healthcare’s interoperability problem is costing providers and payers money while leaving them open to compliance vulnerabilities. A potential solution? Blockchain, which could streamline contractual processes and revolutionize information sharing for healthcare.
 

  


Trends in Taxation: Hospital Exemptions under the Microscope

Healthcare providers are subject to a diverse and sometimes complex environment of state and local taxation. Steven Shill sits down with Tom Smith, partner in BDO’s State and Local Tax practice, to talk about what factors hospitals tend to overlook and the trends they should watch.
 

  

For more information on BDO USA’s service offerings to this industry, please contact one of the following practice leaders: 
 
Steven Shill
Partner - Healthcare, National Leader
Orange County, Calif.

Patrick Pilch
Managing Director - Healthcare, National Leader 
New York, N.Y.