Operations Management

How DCH Health System Tackled Clinical Variation to Reduce Costs

By engaging clinicians in efforts to reduce clinical variation, one regional health system has transformed the way finance leaders and physicians work together.

Lorraine Yehlen, MA, BSN, RN February 6, 2017

Three Rivers Health Uses Analytics to Accomplish Financial Turnaround

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.

Kelley Smith, RN, MPH February 6, 2017

Augusta University Health System Leverages Decision Support for Costing and Planning

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.

Laura Ramos Hegwer February 6, 2017

Financial-Clinical Integration in 2017

Advisory Board’s John Johnston discusses the significant margin implications of care redesign initiatives—and the importance of financial and clinical teams working in tandem.

John Johnston January 31, 2017

Productivity Growth Remains a Key Success Factor in the New Healthcare Economy

There is little question that 2017 will be another year of unprecedented change for health care, potentially signaling another positive step toward better aligning systems to achieve the Triple Aim.

Daniel R. Verdon January 31, 2017

Helping Clinical Leadership Manage and Control Nurse Staffing Costs

Clinical and financial staff must work together in order to create a nurse staffing strategy that serves the organization’s needs.

Spence Lloyd January 30, 2017

Alternative Payment Model Initiatives at Banner Health

Banner Health participates in a variety of alternative payment models, including the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative, Oncology Care Model, bundled payments, and more.

Elizabeth Barker January 26, 2017

Patient Engagement: Establishing Patients as Partners in Care

Dorothy Fisher, MD, writes that successfully engaging patients requires thinking like them and offering robust resources and service choices.

Dorothy Y. Fisher January 24, 2017

Consumer Engagement in the Wake of the Election

At a time of potential turmoil in health care, organization leaders must be more mindful than ever of the need to earn consumers’ trust.

FHFMA January 24, 2017

Lessons from a Leading ACO Performer

Strategies ranging from aligned partnerships to investments in technology to provider and patient education have helped Banner Health Network thrive in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program.

Elizabeth Barker January 24, 2017
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