Operations Management

Operations Management

HFMA June 16, 2022

Latest hospital readmissions data highlight the challenges posed by septicemia

For all diagnoses across payers, researchers reported a 30-day readmission rate of 14% and an average cost per readmission of $15,200.

Nick Hut July 30, 2021

Local production, living stockpiles part of effort to secure hospital supply chain

Hospital executives are still working to correct deficiencies in the supply chain that were exposed by the pandemic.

HFMA July 7, 2021

UCHealth standardizes procedures and technology to enhance systemwide care

UCHealth has achieved rapid integration among acquired facilities by establishing a uniform IT platform while allowing for flexibility.

Elizabeth Barker May 28, 2021

Enterprise staffing analytics: An untapped aid for achieving financial success

Scheduling analytics can help organizations match the demand of each clinical area to the available physician supply while managing staff capacity to achieve strategic goals.

Rich Miller May 27, 2021

Hospital margins continued to improve in April, but volumes and revenues fell slightly

A monthly report on hospital finances showed that margins improved from March to April even though the COVID-19 pandemic remained a factor.

Nick Hut May 25, 2021

Medicaid and CHIP data show a marked decrease in behavioral healthcare utilization amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Utilization for many services plummeted during a large part of 2020, and the biggest impact was seen in services for mental health and substance-use disorders.

Nick Hut May 19, 2021

CMS releases the 2021 hospital star ratings

CMS released its 2021 list of hospital star ratings on the Care Compare website, providing consumers with indications of a hospital’s quality based on a five-star scale.

Nick Hut April 30, 2021

HHS to provide funding for administration of COVID-19 advanced therapies in vulnerable communities

HHS announced a $150 million investment to make available monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatments for patients in vulnerable communities nationwide.

Nick Hut March 18, 2021

A 5-step process to achieve and sustain physician preference item cost reduction

To identify and reduce the costs of physician preference items, hospitals and health systems should use a five-step process that begins with cleaning and organizing PPI cost and utilization data.

Joseph A. Jackson August 7, 2020
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