• Leadership Special Report: Fall 2011

    Managing Business and Clinical Risks


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    Foreword. This Is Not a Drill
    A commitment to value-improving quality and reducing costs-is a common risk strategy among the providers in this issue of Leadership.

    Section 1. Retooling for Value
    How healthcare organizations are reorganizing, merging, partnering, and redesigning with the goal of increasing value. Featured providers: St. Anthony's Medical Center, St. John Providence Health System, St. John Providence Partners in Care, Sentara Healthcare, and Winona Health.

    Section 2. Avoiding Patient Harm
    How providers are reducing the likelihood that patients will suffer unnecessary infections, side effects, and other harm-while improving clinical and financial outcomes. Featured providers: Sentara Healthcare, Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Ascension Health.

    Section 3. Navigating the Regulatory Maelstrom
    How healthcare organizations are addressing the challenges involved in converting to ICD-10, complying with HIPAA, and meeting other regulatory challenges. Featured providers: St. Anthony's Medical Center, Halifax Health, Borgess Medical Center, and Ascension Health.

    Section 4. Using Technology to Improve Decision Making
    How providers are leveraging EHRs, staffing software, and other technology to gain the intelligence needed to formulate the best business and clinical decisions. Featured providers: St. Anthony's Medical Center and Sentara Healthcare.

    Last Word: Engaging Physicians to Improve Value
    An interview with Sentara Healthcare's David Maizel, MD, about getting physicians involved in efforts to improve healthcare delivery.