Operations Management

Community Paramedicine: A Value-Oriented Strategy

Community paramedicine is proving its worth as a bridge between primary care and emergency care and a way to fill gaps in the underlying healthcare infrastructure.

Lola Butcher March 28, 2017

Medical Trainees Learn to Recognize Clinical Overuse

Brandon Combs says a voluntary writing exercise at University of Colorado School of Medicine helps medical trainees reflect on patient harms arising from clinical overuse.

Brandon Combs March 27, 2017

One-Stop Shopping for Healthcare Services

As consumerism gains traction in health care, health systems are borrowing the imperatives of the retail industry, including by consolidating and reorganizing their services into central locations.

Lola Butcher March 22, 2017

Optimizing the Preauthorization Process

Senior healthcare provider and health plan leaders examine the difficulties associated with preauthorization and offer strategies for how stakeholders can collaborate to optimize the process.

Kathleen Vega March 22, 2017

Preparing the Healthcare Workforce for Value

Healthcare leaders are taking various steps to ensure their workforces evolve to meet the demands of value-based care, but long-term solutions require collaboration across the spectrum of care.

Karen Wagner March 22, 2017

Not Yet Free from Harm

Tejal Gandhi addresses ways healthcare organizations can pursue the goal of greater patient safety.

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS March 21, 2017

Leveraging Scale for Value in a Decentralized System

A major initiative to bring University of California Health’s five campuses together as a system began with a successful revenue cycle project.

John D. Stobo March 21, 2017

Care in Place: Bringing Care Back to the Future

Atrius Health leaders describe a new home care program that keeps patients out of the hospital through the provision of coordinated care.

Steven Strongwater March 14, 2017

Care Transition to Skilled Nursing Facilities

Derek McLaren discusses how hospitals can best forge strong partnerships with skilled nursing facilities. 

Derek McLaren March 7, 2017

The New, No-Norm World of Health Care

Reforms and trends in health care are causing healthcare organizations to look at their clinical and financial operations in a different light.

Joe Van De Graaff March 3, 2017
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