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For health systems that learn to “think like a health plan,” disruption in the healthcare market provides opportunities to increase market share and value through more efficient and effective care.
As the transition to a value-based payment and care delivery system accelerates, more providers will consider taking the plunge into population health management.
As the dust is settles on the Supreme Court decision on whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, providers need to recognize how much uncertainty remains in the future and plan accordingly.
There are revenue opportunities hidden in the healthcare reform law for strong, nimble hospitals and health systems that can demonstrate strong quality and financial performance.
For integration among hospitals, physicians, and other providers to be successful, healthcare leaders should address eight competencies in executing an effective integration strategy.
Baylor Health Care System believes that an accountable care organization (ACO) should start with a conviction that every aspect of the organization should be devoted to serving patients.
Skilled nursing facilities that participated in an INTERACT quality improvement project experienced a 17 percent year-over-year reduction in hospital admissions.
Forward thinking healthcare leaders are wisely investing in care coordination strategies. Healthcare providers are finding the greatest success with a low-tech, high-touch approach: connecting patients with dedicated, caring staff members.
This infographic highlights more than 20 innovative practices that hospitals and health systems are adopting to improve patient flow in the ED and beyond.
Hospitals and health systems are testing a variety of tactics to prevent medication errors and boost patient compliance with prescription orders.
Four case studies illustrate how providers are testing new partnerships, approaches, and technologies to improve care coordination.
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.
The use of tablets instead of computers has the potential to improve productivity and patient care in VA hospitals, says Roger Baker.
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."
Cleveland Clinic has introduced four mobile apps to date.
The VNA of Greater Philadelphia is reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions by investing in telemonitoring.
Avera Health is offering a suite of telehealth services to rural hospitals.
For Baylor Health Care System establishing an ACO is the next step toward a transformation that began more than a decade ago.
As independent medical practices seek hospital-physician alignment, hospitals should strive to be the “hospital of choice” for those practices for their mutual survival.
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.
The transition to a value-based healthcare system will require changes in many things, not least of which is the language used to define value in health care.
CFOs should ask these questions before they enter into a physician alignment agreement.
Payment challenges, spiraling healthcare costs, and a slow economic recovery are some market forces that have ignited the national explosion of consolidation.
To meet the challenges of accountable care, where payment is based much more on the value than on the volume of services delivered, hospitals must engage physicians in a shared effort to decrease costs and improve quality.
Making the move to COO or to a new leadership position for health systems—chief administrative officer—is a career step that is becoming increasingly attractive to many healthcare CFOs.
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.
Doug Festermaker, managing partner and executive vice president of health care, Warbird Consulting Partners, shares strategies to leverage outsourced CFO expertise to lead special projects or fill interim roles while recruiting is underway.
Lisa Schneider, CFA, managing director, non-profits & healthcare systems at Russell Investments, offers insights on today’s asset management environment and what to look for when working with a solutions provider to optimize a healthcare organization’s portfolio strategy and manage risk.
Todd W. Lillibridge, president and CEO of Lillibridge Healthcare Services Inc., and executive vice president of medical property operations at Ventas, discusses trends in healthcare real estate strategy and key considerations when choosing a partner for managing a healthcare organization's service and capital needs.
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