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Waste accounted for approximately 22 percent to 32 percent of the $2.7 trillion spent on health care in the United States in 2011, according to Truven Health Analytics.
Hospitals can prepare for the challenges ahead and positon themselves for success by determining ways ot reduce their nonlabor expenses.
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.
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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 achieve cost savings by reminding surgical house staff and attending physicians about the charges associated with ordering daily blood drawing for routine blood work.
A look at the issues covered in the December 2011 issue of HFMA's newsletter Healthcare Cost Containment.
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.
Equivalent patient units is a new measure of hospital volume that improves finance leaders’ ability to compare activity and costs—and identify savings potential.
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.
A study of U.S. integrated delivery systems that used shared services centers found significant reductions in labor costs in key administrative areas.
The most effective physician compensation models are productivity-based, using work relative value units to measure productivity.
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.
A hospital that does not have an activity-based costing system could be putting its financial viability at considerable risk.
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