Practice Improvement

Specialty practices use predictive analytics to enhance value-based care

Specialty physician practices embarking on value-based care initiatives should start by expanding their ability to collect and synchronize data.

Charles Saunders, MD May 24, 2019

Boosting Accountability Helps ProMedica Save $108 Million in 2018

Each year, leaders at ProMedica set a 3 percent cost-reduction goal, which they believe is achievable and still has a significant impact on the bottom line.

Laura Ramos Hegwer May 19, 2019

Consolidating Answering Services After Mergers Contains Costs, Increases Physician Satisfaction

Piedmont Healthcare stabilizes costs, improves clinical efficiency, and boost physician satisfaction through careful consolidation of physician answering services.

Merrie Wallace, RN, BSN, MN May 16, 2019

Health plan data helps physicians, but additional insight would improve outcomes

A patient-centered medical home program has fostered collaborative relationships between a health plan and participating providers, but one provider says the program would be even more effective if the data supplied by the health plan were more actionable.

Lola Butcher May 16, 2019

Variation analysis as a tool to improve value

Two leaders with Providence St. Joseph Health describe the systematic approach their organization developed to improve the value of the care it delivers.

HFMA May 15, 2019

Implementing Green Strategies That Contain Costs and Reduce Waste

A campaign to educate clinicians on proper waste segregation can improve compliance with regulations and keep regular waste out of more costly waste streams.

Laura Ramos Hegwer February 15, 2019

From Professional Evaluation to Clinical Excellence

Leading hospitals are stretching farther and using actionable data on physician performance to accelerate overall performance improvement.

Jennie Dulac December 12, 2018

Number of Top-Scoring Hospitals in Patient Safety Increases

Nov. 12—The share of hospitals earning the highest patient safety grades increased in the latest scorecard from a national organization.

Rich Daly November 13, 2018

Preventing Readmissions with a Personal Touch

An in-depth look at how one organization is preventing chronic care readmissions through in-home monitoring, patient education, and counseling. 

HFMA October 23, 2018

NewYork-Presbyterian Curbs Costs with a Structured Redesign Approach

By pairing project management professionals with operational leaders on key initiatives, the organization achieved $96 million in cost savings in 2017 while maintaining high-quality care.

Laura Ramos Hegwer August 6, 2018
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