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Care Standardization Yields Three-Year Savings of $1.48 Million
Learn how a community hospital in Wisconsin improved care and reduced costs in heart attack, total joint, and Cesarean-section initiatives.
Web extra: View a sample performance report used by Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh.
Managing Length of Stay for ED Admissions
Discover process improvements that can help reduce unnecessary admissions and length of stay for emergency department patients, who account for about half of all admissions, according to a recent study.
Identifying Supply Chain Disbursement Errors and Reducing Waste
Audits often reveal overpayments and unredeemed credits for purchased goods and services that can add up to millions of dollars in large, complex health systems.
Web extra: Learn how to assess your organization’s accounts payable auditing needs.
Improving OR Scheduling Efficiency
Tools that enable OR managers to track and analyze patient flow, schedule supply use, and release unused block time can help contain OR costs.
3 Often-Overlooked Ways to Reduce Costs
Trimming excess capacity, reducing overhead costs, and eliminating duplicative or noncore services and initiatives are three often-overlooked ways to meet cost reduction goals without compromising organizational mission.
Green OR Efforts Help Hospital Save $2.1 Million
Learn how Yale-New Haven Hospital engaged employees in green projects that help reduce waste and inefficiencies, saving the hospital $2.1 million.
Web extra: View a chart depicting the structure of the hospital sustainability committee along with a poster about employees’ roles in reducing waste.
Physicians Offer Views on Cost Containment
In a recent JAMA survey of physicians, respondents said that most of the responsibility for cost containment lies not with physicians but with others.
Publication Date: Monday, October 14, 2013
Tom Myers, chief strategy officer, The SSI Group, discusses the shifting payment environment and how it affects providers' patient access and claims management processes.
Jeff Chester, senior vice president and chief revenue officer at Availity, shares his thoughts on "Revenue Cycle 2.0" and how to best meet its challenges.
Mitch Morris, vice chair and global leader, healthcare, Deloitte, and Michael O'Rourke, senior vice president and chief information officer, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), share perspectives on the need for transformational IT in health care today.
Brian Kueppers, founder and CEO, Apex, discusses the importance of a robust patient payment strategy in boosting organization revenue and enhancing patient satisfaction.
Brian Grazzini, CFO, HealthPort, describes the importance of efficient and compliant information exchange and audit management in helping HIM staff spend less time on paperwork and more on mission-critical projects.
Cindy Matthews, executive vice president, Community Hospital Corporation, discusses how rural and community hospitals can use collaborative partnering to position for success through tough market conditions.
Rick Heise, senior vice president, revenue cycle, at Cerner Corporation, discusses the importance of integrating clinical and financial data to excel in health care’s changing payment environment.
Russ Graney, founder and CEO for Aidin, and John Laursen, head of business development for Aidin, share insights on how to improve care transitions between acute and post-acute care settings and incentivize high-quality patient outcomes.
Scott Elston, strategic accounts manager, GE Healthcare Services, describes how substantial cost reduction in health care requires rethinking business strategy and asset use.
Robert Williams, MD, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Arielle Freiberger, product strategist, ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte, explain how sophisticated retrospective, real-time, and predictive data analytics can inform decision making to reduce costs and improve care.
Stuart Hanson, director of business development (healthcare solutions) at Citi Retail Services, discusses how improving the payment experience can benefit consumers and healthcare providers.
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