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Physician Strategies that Drive Results—and Improve Value
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.
Yale-New Haven Forecasts 7-Figure Savings with Perpetual OR Inventory Management
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.
6 Strategies for Reducing Human Resources Costs
A 1 percent increase in a hospital’s overall retention rate could save the organization as much as $1 million. Learn what recruitment metrics every hospital should track to reduce costs, enhance efficiency, and protect revenue.
How Redesigning Diabetes Care at Partners HealthCare Improved Value
In October 2010, Partners HealthCare in Boston undertook an ambitious initiative to redesign care plans for four conditions and one procedure throughout a defined episode of care.
Strategies for Improving Value in Hospitals
Effective supply chain management incorporates strategies that support better care as well as lower costs.
Readmissions Higher for Nonsurgical Patients
Thirty-day readmission rates for non surgical hospitalizations were consistently higher than readmission rates for surgical hospitalization, across payer and age groups, according to a recent study.
Foam Mattresses in ED May Be More Cost-Effective
A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that the use of foam mattresses on emergency department stretchers and beds is likely to reduce costs and improve health for elderly patients.
Web Extra: Model of Supply Chain Success: BJC Healthcare
Earning the trust of its academic and community physicians has helped BJC HealthCare achieve millions of dollars in savings on high-cost physician preference items.
Web Extra: Electronic Access to Tests May Increase Ordering
Having access to electronic imaging results may increase the likelihood that physicians will order another test, according to a recent study.
Publication Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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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