This August e-Bulletin highlights 10 hot-button Leadership articles that struck a chord with our C-suite audience. These articles have seen the most traffic on our website during the past year.
Betting on Bundled PaymentA Leadership infographic details the research to date on the effectiveness of bundled payment and shares three risk strategies for providers that engage in this new payment approach.
A Three Legged ACO Gets Off to a Running Start A California health system, payer, and physician association started a basic model for their ACO with a dual quality and cost agenda?a per-member-per-month global budget coupled with an agreement that stipulates that no cost-control initiative can be launched if it would hurt quality.
DeKalb’s Comprehensive Medication Compliance Approach Cuts ReadmissionsWithin 1 to 3 hours of a DeKalb patient’s scheduled discharge, a pharmacy technician or pharmacist physically delivers medications to the patient or caregiver. Two days after discharge, pharmacists call DeKalb patients to discuss the initial days of medication therapy.
Predictive Analytics: Pinpointing How To Best Allocate Patient ResourcesPredictive analytic techniques are helping healthcare organizations pinpoint how they can get the most bang for their buck in terms of improving quality and reducing costs.
Lessons Learned from Price Transparency PioneersMeaningful price transparency efforts can gain the trust of consumers and help patients take greater charge of their healthcare purchasing decisions. For example, Spectrum Health and Alegent Creighton Health offer patients ways to determine out-of-pocket cost estimates for healthcare procedures.
Improving Efficiency Scores While Maintaining QualityMedicare’s Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program steps on the accelerator, beginning Oct. 1, 2014, when it adds an efficiency score—a hospital’s spending per Medicare patient—to the formula that determines hospital pay.
The Value Case for Advanced Illness Management As providers take on population-based risks, they are looking to reduce costs across the continuum of care. What has been a mission-based priority—ensuring the very ill and dying receive care that correlates with their wishes—has become a financial imperative as well.
A Faith-Based, Data-Driven Partnership to Improve Community Health Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare partners with the Congregational Health Network, a group of 500 churches and other faith-based organizations to address the socially complex issues that drive residents to seek out emergency departments for routine care.
Raising Cost Awareness Among PhysiciansAfter his third year of medical school, Neel Shah, MD, founded a not-for-profit organization called Costs of Care. Its mission: to empower patients and their caregivers to deflate medical bills.
The Gamification of WellnessBlue Cross Blue Shield of California pumped up its employee wellness program by developing a social media fitness challenge that received 40 percent participation among its workers within the first year.
These other articles were also very popular and just missed the top 10 list:
KPMG: Readying for Healthcare Today and Tomorrow
Dion Sheidy, a partner in KPMG's Healthcare Advisory practice, discusses healthcare's changing landscape and how having the right advisor can help organizations navigate challenges and opportunities.
Huron Healthcare: Readying Your Organization for Transformation
Gordon Mountford, executive vice president, Huron Healthcare, discusses business imperatives for undertaking transformative change.
Xtend Healthcare: A Custom Approach to Optimizing Revenue Cycle Performance
Tom O'Neill, CEO of Xtend Healthcare Advanced Revenue Solutions, discusses key areas where organizations risk revenue leakage and ways they can use outsourcing to better protect cash flow and support accurate payment.
KeyBank: Helping You to Realize Your Strategic Vision in Changing Times
Victoria Terekhova, senior strategist for Enterprise Healthcare at KeyBank, discusses key challenges when developing long-term strategy in a rapidly changing industry, and the role the right banking partner can play in helping healthcare providers navigate the opportunities before them.
SSI: Preparing the Revenue Cycle for Changing Payer Roles
Availity: Connect to the Future of Healthcare Information
Deloitte: Leveraging IT for Value-Based Care Transformation
Apex: Cultivating Patient Payment while Elevating the Patient Experience
HealthPort: Ensuring Compliant Exchange of Protected Health Information
Community Hospital Corporation: Supporting Community Hospitals
Cerner: Connecting Clinical and Financial Data
GE Healthcare: Delivering Sustainable Cost Reduction