Chicago partner Neil Olderman wrote the cover story for feature on Hospital Outsourcing in the April 2010 issue of Chicago Hospital News. In his article “Avoiding the Pitfalls in Outsourcing Non-Core Hospital Services,” Neil provides examples of what to do and what not do when it comes to hospital outsourcing. He offers the readers 8 helpful hints based on his experience in negotiating and documenting over 100 non-core service outsourcing arrangements for hospitals. Neil discusses how hospitals need to set objectives for the outsourcing arrangement and then prioritize their goals. He also advises that with respect to securing cost savings and improved quality, the outsourcing arrangement must establish a cost baseline and an approach to measure and verify both financial and quality results.