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EHR Order Sets Save Memorial Hermann $1.4 Million

The majority of inpatients at Memorial Hermann now receive care based on evidence-based treatment protocols—and are benefiting from improved patient safety.   

Strategies for Linking Revenue Cycle and Supply Chain 

A strong partnership between revenue cycle operations and supply chain management is essential to protecting revenue integrity.

How Electronic Credentialing Can Save Hospitals Money

Electronic credentialing offers a quicker, more efficient way to continuously ensure that physicians and clinicians have appropriate qualifications—and can protect hospitals from costly malpractice litigation.

Medical Mobility: Strategic Cost Considerations  

Implementing a wireless infrastructure that can meet current and future demands for mobile health applications can be an expensive proposition. Finance officers should know their options.

Analysis: Hospital Cost Savings Opportunities Identified

A recent study identified measurable hospital savings opportunities in 15 categories. 

Finding Savings Beyond the Supply Chain

 When cost savings are pursued in purchased services, the potential for savings is much greater than the potential savings for medical-surgical commodities

Patient Flow Strategy Cuts ED Wait Times in Half at Florida Hospital

Naples Community Healthcare System’s approach also led to decreased length of stay and improvements in diagnostic screening completions and patient satisfaction.

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Boston Medical Center Increases Scheduled Referrals by 30 Percent 

An electronic tool also has decreased no-show rates by more than 20 percent and has speeded the time from referrals to appointments.

Driving Out Waste in Health Care

Learn the innovative approaches two health systems are using to limit variation and waste and improve value.