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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government estimates show a 21 percent decrease in hospital-acquired conditions during a five-year period.