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This Aug. 21 webinar explains how consolidation methodology expedites value analysis efforts and improvement management of high-variability items.
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Guidance for understanding and communicating about the price of health care.
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OSF HealthCare reinvented its performance measurement-and-reporting system and better supported a culture of enhanced transparency and higher-quality care and service.
Scripps Health shares five of the health system’s most successful strategies for reducing variation.
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.
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.
Learn why we’re wasting every other dollar we spend in health care.
Costing for physician practices presents unique challenges for hospital finance professionals.
Learn strategies for helping physicians understand what is driving the bottom line.
Eliminating unnecessary touch points in medication distribution can reduce costs and enhance safety at hospitals.
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston initiated an electronic payment and invoicing system for suppliers in 2008—and has achieved seven-figure savings.
Hospitals can prepare for the challenges ahead and positon themselves for success by determining ways ot reduce their nonlabor expenses.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How can hospitals and health systems gain greater efficiency in transportation services and reduce costs? One transportation executive provides strategies organizations should consider.
A look at the issues covered in the December 2011 issue of HFMA's newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment.
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.
Equivalent patient units is a new measure of hospital volume that improves finance leaders’ ability to compare activity and costs—and identify savings potential.
There are several key factors a hospital should focus on when considering a co-management agreement.
Although identifying opportunities to cut costs can be relatively easy, the true test is prioritizing these opportunities in a way that optimizes use of capital and maintains the organization's strategic focus.
Slow patient throughput doesn't have to be the norm in your ED.
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.
Paul Weygandt, MD, JD, vice president of physician services, talks about the importance of integrating clinical documentation improvement with patient care in real time, and how Nuance is turning the EHR into a tool valued by physicians.
Robert Reid, CEO, of Intacct discusses healthcare providers' urgent need to manage growth, and how the right cloud financial management application can make all the difference for their financial leaders.
Chris Armstrong, principal and ICD-10 practice leader for Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Steve Burrill, partner and health care provider advisory practice leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP, offer strategies to consider for determining the best path forward during the delay.
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