How Orlando Health stemmed healthcare costs by eliminating unnecessary clinical process variation
An initiative to eliminate unnecessary variation in care processes for six diagnostic groupings enabled Orlando Health to significantly reduce its average length of stay for the diagnoses while realizing a substantial reduction in cost.
The new hfm is (re)designed to help you get what you need faster and easier
A new, next-level design makes hfm easier to read and more useful than ever.
Main Line Health improves its bottom line by creating a collaborative culture
A health system's multifaceted performance improvement initiative, which yielded more than $120 million in savings, is exemplified by its approach to improving care processes in its ICUs.
Why health systems need a hybrid strategy and ambidextrous leadership to ensure financial sustainability
In today’s complex healthcare environment, health systems require an effective hybrid strategy that accounts for the fundamental differences among the various markets in which they compete, including inpatient, population health and emerging markets.
How pharmacists can play a role in curtailing the rising cost of drug therapy
Evidence shows improved collaboration between clinical pharmacists and prescribing physicians can help mitigate problems with selection, adherence and overutilization of pharmaceuticals, which cost the nation hundreds of billions of dollars each year.
IMPACT: The qualities required to promote engagement in change initiatives in any organization
Philadelphia-based Main Line Health attributes the success of its Performance Excellence 2020 initiative in large part to the conceptual framework it used to design and implement the initiative.
HFMA announces new event aimed at healthcare financial sustainability
HFMA announces the Financial Sustainability Summit, a national conference for healthcare executives designed to help the address the most pressing challenges facing health systems today.
How a new view of performance improvement can help healthcare organizations rein in costs
Succeeding in U.S. healthcare’s challenging financial environment requires a disciplined, data-oriented approach with a corresponding investment in data systems and infrastructure.
How using artificial intelligence enabled Flagler Hospital to reduce clinical variation
Flagler Hospital used an artificial intelligence application to support physician-led efforts to develop and adopt care pathways aimed at improving care quality and outcomes while reducing cost.