Healthcare Cost Containment subscribers can access the individual articles and web exclusives listed below.

Cover Story

Strategies for Creating an Agile Cost-Accounting Model

By Jay Spence

Building an effective costing model that reflects financial and clinical realities requires buy-in and collaboration.

Case Study

How Beaufort Memorial Improved LOS and Reduced Costs by $480,000  

By Karen Wagner

New patient flow software was only part of the solution to improving patient throughput at an independent, acute care hospital. The real catalyst—and underlying challenge—was changing employee attitudes and work habits.

Labor Costs

Physician Recruitment by the Numbers: The Hard and Hidden Costs

By Tony Stajduhar

New recruiting approaches can shorten searches, contain costs, and ensure longer-lasting matches for hospitals and health systems.

Improving Value

Using Financial Planning to Build and Test a Performance-Based Strategic Portfolio

By Brian Kelly & Jason Sussman

The financial planning process provides healthcare organizations a solid structure for evaluating potential cost-reduction initiatives and identifying the best portfolio of strategies for long-term success.

Web Extra

View an example of a summary (in credit profile format) of one organization’s consolidated outlook with its preferred strategic portfolio.

Figures at a Glance

Where the Waste Is

Waste accounted for approximately 22 percent to 32 percent of the $2.7 trillion spent on health care in the United States in 2011, according to Truven Health Analytics

Publication Date: Monday, April 07, 2014