Healthcare Cost Containment: February 2017
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Augusta University Health System Leverages Decision Support for Costing and Planning
By Laura Ramos Hegwer
By integrating case cost data with financial data in their decision support system, the health system can now gain a clear picture of the true cost of a single patient case.
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Three Rivers Health Uses Analytics to Accomplish Financial Turnaround
By Kelley Smith and James Staska
A rural Michigan hospital regained its financial footing after integrating disparate financial systems into one platform and leveraging new analytics tools to lead process improvement efforts.
How DCH Health System Tackled Clinical Variation to Reduce Costs
By Lorraine Yehlen and Nancy Lakier
By engaging clinicians in efforts to reduce clinical variation, one regional health system has transformed the way finance leaders and physicians work together.
NYU Langone Medical Center Achieves Cost Reductions Through Rehab Fine-Tuning
By Robert Fojut
Early mobilization and other strategies cut length of stay, acute rehab utilization, and post-acute costs. The medical center’s ICU project alone yields $1.5 million in savings.
Combining Data Across Care Sites, Specialties, and Provider Types for More Complete Cost Accounting
By Dan Seargeant
From our sponsor Kaufman, Hall & Associates
Adding professional services data to department-level costs can help hospital leaders understand all relevant costs in an increasingly value-focused environment.
A Strategy to Reduce Costly COPD Readmission Penalties
By Brian Tiep and Brian Carlin
Teaching patients to manage COPD as a chronic disease—rather than an acute condition—can help reduce costly hospitalizations from flare-ups.
Reducing Hospital-Acquired Conditions Saved $28B in 5 Years
Government estimates show a 21 percent decrease in hospital-acquired conditions during a five-year period.