Our Hospital Consulting Insights Prepare you for the Future

At Ascendient, we’ve built our reputation around a strong focus on health system and hospital consulting. We’ve also watched closely as new payment models, regulations, and technological forces converge — putting traditional healthcare delivery models at risk.

In fact, in 2015 we predicted that these shifts would unfold – going against the grain of what other hospital consulting firms were advising. Today, we see these changes starting to gain traction in markets around the country.

Our proprietary research and analysis reveal some sobering truths:

  • By 2025, approximately one out of every four hospital beds in use today will be obsolete.
  • Total hospital inpatient volume will be almost one-third less than what traditional planning and forecasting models used by most hospital consulting firms indicate.
  • Primary care patient visits will have increased significantly while specialists will have seen a marked decline.
  • Emerging payment models will require fundamental transformation of hospital cost structures.

Hospital and health system executives need to start planning now for this new, emerging reality – which will occur regardless of what happens next in Washington.

At Ascendient, we are dedicated to working with hospitals, academic medical centers, and health systems of all sizes to help them solve today’s immediately-pressing strategic and financial challenges. In addition to offering traditional hospital consulting services, we go further. We provide practical tools to prepare hospitals and health systems transition and thrive in a radically-transformed healthcare world.

We do this using our proprietary Healthytown™ statistical model, which allows us to simulate the realities of healthcare transformation. Healthcare leaders we work with find the combination of our customizable tool and our expert forecasting guidance critical when making decisions today about where to invest their capital resources, which types of providers and how many of each to recruit, what services to offer, how to distribute their services, and how to restructure costs.