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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."
The use of tablets instead of computers has the potential to improve productivity and patient care in VA hospitals, says Roger Baker.
Cleveland Clinic has introduced four mobile apps to date.
Avera Health is offering a suite of telehealth services to rural hospitals.
The VNA of Greater Philadelphia is reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions by investing in telemonitoring.
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.
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.
Skilled nursing facilities that participated in an INTERACT quality improvement project experienced a 17 percent year-over-year reduction in hospital admissions.
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.
Hospitals and health systems are testing a variety of tactics to prevent medication errors and boost patient compliance with prescription orders.
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.
Between 1997 and 2008, the number of hospitalizations covered by Medicaid increased by 30 percent.
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.
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.
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.
By first quarter 2009, hospitals were holding costs at close to 0 percent annually.
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.
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.
Developing a bundled price offering requires careful planning and leads providers and physicians down the road to delivering better care.
Hospitals that are structured as systems of focused factories-providing bundles of care in a variety of service lines-will be better positioned to compete under value-based business models.
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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