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The VNA of Greater Philadelphia is reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions by investing in telemonitoring.
Cleveland Clinic has introduced four mobile apps to date.
Avera Health is offering a suite of telehealth services to rural hospitals.
The recession presents some unprecedented challenges for hospitals' operations and underscores the need for cost containment strategies that will help organizations survive today's economic crisis and prepare themselves for the future.
For Baylor Health Care System establishing an ACO is the next step toward a transformation that began more than a decade ago.
Care coordination is very hard work, says Gerri Lamb. "Connecting the different parts of the healthcare system and making those parts work together is really tough."
Hospitals and health systems are testing a variety of tactics to prevent medication errors and boost patient compliance with prescription orders.
This infographic highlights more than 20 innovative practices that hospitals and health systems are adopting to improve patient flow in the ED and beyond.
Four case studies illustrate how providers are testing new partnerships, approaches, and technologies to improve care coordination.
The use of tablets instead of computers has the potential to improve productivity and patient care in VA hospitals, says Roger Baker.
Thanks to a radical new matrix management structure, Scripps Health had its best fiscal year ever in terms of quality, patient satisfaction, and financial health.
By first quarter 2009, hospitals were holding costs at close to 0 percent annually.
The Medicare Shared Savings Program has created the impetus for accountable care organizations. But financial leaders should heed two important lessons from past integration efforts-and six influential forces-before pursuing an accountable care organization.
The priority challenge under health reform is not responding to insurance overhaul-but preparing for financially strapped patients with continually rising payment responsibilities.
Sharp HealthCare has formed a preferred provider, value-based purchasing arrangement with a major employer and payer, forming San Diego County's first tiered HMO network.
St. Vincent Health significantly expanded its market share after developing the first freestanding emergency department in Indiana. Other providers are following suit.
Not-for-profit Abington Health has extended its mission in recent years by acquiring two for profit hospitals, says CFO Michael B. Walsh.
Between 1997 and 2008, the number of hospitalizations covered by Medicaid increased by 30 percent.
From 1997 to 2007, the average length of stay for hospitalizations declined from 4.8 days to 4.6 days. However, the ALOS varied by payer, and most of the reduction in ALOS over the decade came from Medicare alone.
The 340B program can help hospitals balance finances, protect against price increases, reduce their own healthcare costs, and increase patient access to pharmacies.
The Medicare percentage of discharges declined from 2008 to 2007, while the Medicaid percentage of discharges increased for urban and rural hospitals but declined for critical access hospitals in the same period.
In 2008, U.S. hospital readmission rates increased with the number of days postdischarge.
Although hospital operating margins have remained relatively steady over the past several years, the percentage of hospitals with negative total margins was still growing in 2010.
Phase 2 of HFMA’s Value Project research includes five recommendations for action steps that value-oriented providers can take now in preparation for value-based payment.
Capitation once again seems on track to displace fee-for-service as the industry's predominant payment model. Unlike in the 1990s, the casualties may be the providers that cannot adapt, not the payment methodology.
Scott Schmidt, vice president, Cerner RevWorks, LLC, shares insights on best practices for maximizing a revenue cycle management partnership.
Amy Amick, president, revenue cycle management, and William Davis, vice president, revenue cycle advisory solutions, both with MedAssets, share insights on the industry and techniques to drive sustainable performance improvement.
Eric Ward, president and CEO, Parallon Revenue Cycle Services, discusses key trends in revenue cycle management and factors providers should consider when partnering to advance their revenue cycle performance.
Dale Hockel, senior vice president of operations, and Jim Fanelli, CFO, TriMedx, share strategies for elevating clinical engineering through innovative management programs.
Rick Heise, senior vice president, revenue cycle, at Cerner Corporation, discusses the importance of integrating clinical and financial data to excel in health care's changing payment environment.
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