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A Roadmap for Managed Care Success
Jim Ayers & Larry Benson
Administrative Radiology Journal, August 1995

There are 10 ways healthcare managers can cope with a difficult healthcare environment. The 10 ways are in three groups: strategic planning, operations control, and operations effectiveness. This article has been used to train healthcare professionals to deal with managed care.

HMO Partnering: the Provider Dilemma
Jim Ayers, Lawrence Benson, & Robert Bonhag DMD.
Journal of Healthcare Resource Management
, October 1996

The healthcare provider is on the horns of a dilemma. The healthcare industry remains in a "shakeout" with providers (among them physicians, physician groups, and hospitals) in the middle between patient-customers and managed care providers. For providers, understanding and responding to the needs of HMO's and other managed care organizations are vital to survival.

The Economics of Capitation
James B. Ayers
Administrative Radiology Journal, December 1994

Many physicians are forced into unnatural management challenges. The article describes how a medical group director can cope with the current healthcare market realities. Several tools are described for measuring and rewarding performance among doctors and other professionals.

Provider Service Models: Industrial Grade Service for Managed Care Organizations
Jim Ayers & Mark Marcussen
Administrative Radiology Journal, March 1989

Cost effective healthcare service delivered smartly is a necessity. Many service industries are averse to adapting industrial tools to design their processes and measure their performance. The article describes such a tool for a healthcare setting. The same approach has also been applied in financial services, utilities, entertainment, and professional settings.

Work Performance Follows Human Enhancement
James B. Ayers & Robert C. Bonhag, DMD
Administrative Radiology Journal, Date:
November 1998

People are the key to the success of healthcare organizations. Because healthcare organizations now have to compete more aggressively, innovation in recognition and rewards is increasingly important for future success. The article emphasizes not only rewarding existing skills but also developing new ones for employee satisfaction and improved competitiveness.

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