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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
In this Business Profile, Bruce Haupt, president and CEO of ClearBalance, discusses how a patient loan program can increase patient collections, reduce bad debt, and speed cash flow.
In this Business Profile, Jerry Bruno, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses the importance of choosing revenue cycle solutions that help an organization meet the challenges of a quickly evolving healthcare environment.
In this business profile, Lane Jackson, a partner in the Grant Thornton LLP Health Care Advisory Services practice, with extensive experience in overseeing system implementations and revenue cycle reorganizations, discusses best practices for elevating revenue cycle performance during an EMR implementation. Grant Thornton LLP is a sponsor of the Large System Controllers Council Affinity Group.
In this business profile, Amy Gross, senior vice president of Key Government Finance, discusses the benefits of private placement transactions to support large-scale financing projects.
In this business profile, Doug Polasky, executive vice president at Xtend Healthcare, explains the importance of having sound workflow processes in a consolidated business office to ensure optimal performance and reduce costs.
In this business profile, sponsored by SSI, Jay Colfer, vice president of sales and marketing, shares how patient access solutions are reversing the trend toward increased bad debt resulting from the rise in high-deductible consumer health plans.
In this business profile of Deloitte Consulting, Matthew Hitch and David Betts explore the potential benefits of elevating the customer experience and outline strategies to change service delivery.
TriMedx helps health systems control costs and uncover savings opportunities by optimizing the clinical engineering function.
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