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Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston initiated an electronic payment and invoicing system for suppliers in 2008—and has achieved seven-figure savings.
Eliminating unnecessary touch points in medication distribution can reduce costs and enhance safety at hospitals.
Hospitals can achieve cost savings by reminding surgical house staff and attending physicians about the charges associated with ordering daily blood drawing for routine blood work.
Inside the April 2012 issue of HFMA's newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment, featuring practical strategies for reducing labor expenses, supply chain costs, service-line costs, and other expenses affecting hospitals and health systems.
A look at the issues covered in the December 2011 issue of HFMA's newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment.
Learn strategies for helping physicians understand what is driving the bottom line.
The realities of healthcare reform are driving hospitals and physicians to recognize margin management as a key component in securing a financially viable healthcare delivery system for the 21st century.
Scripps Health shares five of the health system’s most successful strategies for reducing variation.
Involving patients and family members in clinical and administrative improvement initiatives can not only provide patients with a better healthcare experience, but also enhance healthcare organizations' overall performance.
Costing for physician practices presents unique challenges for hospital finance professionals.
Learn why we’re wasting every other dollar we spend in health care.
Tracking and documenting expensive implants as they are used is expected to save $1 million this year for a teaching hospital with a busy OR.
In 2009, the average inpatient hospital stay was 0.3 days shorter and $2,600 more expensive than the average stay in 1997, according to a November 2011 report.
Studies by a professor of radiology and neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic show that treatment costs for some neurovascular conditions are higher than reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for such treatments.
Learn the innovative approaches two health systems are using to limit variation and waste and improve value.
A strong partnership between revenue cycle operations and supply chain management is essential to protecting revenue integrity.
An analysis by Premier healthcare alliance has identified measurable hospital savings opportunities in 15 categories.
How can hospitals and health systems gain greater efficiency in transportation services and reduce costs? One transportation executive provides strategies organizations should consider.
David Butz, a University of Michigan professor who researches the economics of healthcare delivery, offers a number of practical strategies for physician engagement by finance.
In the last year, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center’s cardiovascular unit has shaved three days off of its length of stay, reduced treatment costs by thousands of dollars, and improved quality measures such as door-to-balloon time—thanks largely to its innovative partnerships with physicians.
View the lineup for the August 2012 issue of HFMA's newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment, featuring strategies for reducing healthcare labor and supply expenses and other costs.
A look at the February 2012 issue of HFMA's Healthcare Cost Containment newsletter, featuring strategies for reducing costs related to labor, supply chain, service line management, and other areas in hospitals and health systems.
Focusing on clinical and operational across multiple facilities enabled one health system to more effectively pinpoint trouble spots—and has led to millions of dollars in cost reductions.
Hospitals can prepare for the challenges ahead and positon themselves for success by determining ways ot reduce their nonlabor expenses.
In health care today, a mission that focuses only on quality is only half a mission.
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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