Read expert perspectives on trends affecting some primary areas of focus for healthcare purchasing decisions.

Advance Decision Support Systems: More Help Is on the Way
With the evolving capabilities of healthcare information systems in collecting and handling more and more data, healthcare organizations have improved means for making well-informed decisions about clinical care and running the business.

Capital Planning and Finance: Charting the Reallocation of Scarce Resources
Planning funding ahead of time for more than just one or two years is a major step in the right direction as finance leaders continue to budget for trends and strategic investments.

Clinical Documentation Improvement: Increasing in Utility, Importance, and Integrity
As healthcare providers continue to pursue clinical integration, in which physician and hospital services are aligned to generate improved care at a lower, many are achieving noteworthy successes.

Clinical Integration: CINs Find New Vitality as Healthcare Pursues Value
As healthcare providers continue to pursue clinical integration, in which physician and hospital services are aligned to generate improved care at a lower, many are achieving noteworthy successes.

Compensation and Benefits: Employee Costs Bear Scrutiny, Deliver Results
As the healthcare industry undergoes reform, ensuring physicians and executives are compensated at levels commensurate with their roles and contributions is a critical concern for hospitals and health systems.

Denials Management: Knowledge Management With Attention to Detail
For healthcare providers, managing denials effectively requires a focus on preventing the root causes of denials, which includes ensuring accurate coding and clinical documentation.

Information Technology: A Time of Reckoning?
Hospitals and health systems must move beyond the implementation phase with respect to their IT investments in electronic health records to putting those investments to full practical use.

Revenue Cycle: Maintaining Stability Amid a Flurry of Change
The healthcare industry is seeing the emergence of several trends involving new ways providers are using their EHRs to improve revenue cycle processes.

Supply Chain Technologies: On a Quest for Transparent Pricing and Greater Value
Healthcare provider organizations have improved insight into pricing and effectiveness of supplies that can help them better manage supplies, including purchased services, to drive improved value.

Publication Date: Tuesday, May 01, 2018