Emory Develops a Strategy to Align Primary Care Physicians, Zip Code by Zip Code
To prepare for population health management, Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare needed to strategically grow its network of primary care physicians (PCPs). Emory used a market development approach based on a zip-code analysis to identify where to develop new PCP sites and where to grow existing sites.
Emory’s efforts to expand its PCP presence is already paying off. Emory has acquired one strategic PCP practice and is in talks with several other practices.
Shadowing the Money Trail: A Patient-Centered Tool Identifies True Joint Replacement Costs
The Bone and Joint Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, is positioning itself to take advantage of value-based contracting options, such as bundled payment, by using patient and family shadowing and an activity-based costing method, called Time-Driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC), to identify and reduce joint replacement costs.
Shadowing is performed by Center staff, student interns, and volunteers who follow patients through an entire cycle of care—beginning 30 days before surgery and ending 90 days after surgery. TDABC compliments the shadowing activity by identifying the costs of resources used as patients move through the care experience.
Oregon Medical Home Increases Preventive and Routine Care Appointments
Bend Memorial Clinic’s (BMC) transition to a patient-centered medical home and its partnership with a local payer in a shared savings model meant the Bend, Ore.-based clinic had to expand its focus beyond treating patients who presented at the clinic with symptoms to helping patients stay on track with routine and follow-up care. With more than 75,000 active patients, BMC uses a web-based system to trigger automated outbound communications?by phone, email, text message, or a blend of all three?notifying patients of necessary preventive and routine care.
Patient Safety Starts with an Aligned Crew
Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger credits his crew’s ability to work in concert—safely landing U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the icy Hudson River—to the aviation industry’s top-down commitment to safety. Yet safety-focused captains are also needed in the trenches, he says. In health care, this role typically falls to physicians. “To create and lead teams, physicians have to have certain attitudes and behaviors that build trust,” says Sullenberger.
Huron Healthcare: Readying Your Organization for Transformation
Gordon Mountford, executive vice president, Huron Healthcare, discusses business imperatives for undertaking transformative change.
Xtend Healthcare: A Custom Approach to Optimizing Revenue Cycle Performance
Tom O'Neill, CEO of Xtend Healthcare Advanced Revenue Solutions, discusses key areas where organizations risk revenue leakage and ways they can use outsourcing to better protect cash flow and support accurate payment.
KeyBank: Helping You to Realize Your Strategic Vision in Changing Times
Victoria Terekhova, senior strategist for Enterprise Healthcare at KeyBank, discusses key challenges when developing long-term strategy in a rapidly changing industry, and the role the right banking partner can play in helping healthcare providers navigate the opportunities before them.
SSI: Preparing the Revenue Cycle for Changing Payer Roles
Availity: Connect to the Future of Healthcare Information
Deloitte: Leveraging IT for Value-Based Care Transformation
Apex: Cultivating Patient Payment while Elevating the Patient Experience
HealthPort: Ensuring Compliant Exchange of Protected Health Information
Community Hospital Corporation: Supporting Community Hospitals
Cerner: Connecting Clinical and Financial Data
Aidin: Better Manage Your Post-Acute Provider Network and Improve Patient Outcomes
GE Healthcare: Delivering Sustainable Cost Reduction
Deloitte: Solutions for Healthcare Transformation