Operations Management

APCs: An Important Primary Care Resource for Value-Based Care

Health systems should look to advanced practice clinicians, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as qualified providers who can fill the gaps in primary care resulting from a declining supply of primary care physicians.

David Fairchild, MD, MPH May 23, 2017

Hallmark Steering Committee Principles

One health system established clear rules of engagement and responsibilities for its steering committee charged with overseeing a performance improvement effort.

HFMA May 23, 2017

Hallmark In Brief

Hallmark Health System (Hallmark) is a two hospital system serving communities in the northern suburbs of Boston. It has outpatient facilities, physician practices, and community based services, including urgent care, home care, and hospice. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Hallmark became

HFMA May 23, 2017

Exploring Opportunities for Transforming a Healthcare Organization’s Cost Structure

On health system undertook a four-step process for performance improvement that involved developing organizational improvement targets and engaging division leaders to meet the targets at the division level.

William J. Doherty May 23, 2017

What’s Behind an Innovative Tool?

A specialized department to help clinicians and researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital get their innovative ideas to market.

Laura Ramos Hegwer May 15, 2017

Direct Primary Care Gains Traction

Direct primary care is gaining a foothold in the healthcare industry because it promotes convenience for consumers and greater accountability among providers.

Lola Butcher May 15, 2017

Assessing the Value of Care

A healthcare finance leader, clinical leader, and health plan executive discuss best practices for assessing the value of healthcare drugs and services.

Kathleen Vega May 15, 2017

Toward a Common Vision for Value Based Care Metrics

Reporting dozens of potentially conflicting metrics from government and commercial payers can be a burden on providers, who seek ways to streamline or prioritize the number of metrics.

Laura Ramos Hegwer May 15, 2017

Primary Care Provider Taps Grants To Fight Childhood Obesity

Through partnerships with local restaurants, community partners, schools and grocery stores, AltaMed Health Services estimates it has reached nearly 200,000 community members with healthier food options that stem diabetes and childhood obesity rates.

Ed Avis May 11, 2017

New Traditions of Efficiency in Emergency Medicine

Kenneth J. Heinrich discusses how efficient handling of emergency department patients can maximize revenue and increase patient satisfaction.

Kenneth J. Heinrich May 9, 2017
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