The Hospital’s Expanding Authority over Authorizations: The Good, the Bad and the Reality
Heather Kawamoto underscores the need for hospitals to improve on the slow manual process of requesting authorizations as they take on this responsibility.
Reducing Hospital Acquired Conditions Saved $28B in 5 Years
Government estimates show a 21 percent decrease in hospital-acquired conditions during a five-year period.
A Strategy to Reduce Costly COPD Readmission Penalties
Teaching patients to manage COPD as a chronic disease—rather than an acute condition—can help reduce costly hospitalizations from flare-ups.
Combining Data Across Care Sites Specialties and Provider Types for More Complete Cost Accounting
Adding professional services data to department-level costs can help hospital leaders understand all relevant costs in an increasingly value-focused environment.
NYU Langone Medical Center Achieves Cost Reductions Through Rehab Fine Tuning
Early mobilization and other strategies cut length of stay, acute rehab utilization, and post-acute costs. The medical center’s ICU project alone yields $1.5 million in savings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.