Quality Measures

Preventing Readmissions: A Primary Care Strategy

To engage primary care physicians in efforts to reduce readmissions, a hospital should effectively communicate with them, support their educational needs, and seek their input regarding post-acute care provider options. 

Clive Fields, MD May 2, 2017

Case Example: A Large Medical Group Transitions to Value

The transition to value makes it necessary for healthcare organizations to find new ways to adapt to change.

HFMA April 28, 2017

Preparing for Value-Based Payment: Fundamental Change That Encompasses the Revenue Cycle

The transition to value makes it necessary for healthcare organizations to find new ways to adapt to change.

Jon Melling April 28, 2017

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: A State Initiative

The Vermont Blueprint for Health is a state-government program that integrates health care with social services with the goal of improving outcomes and controlling costs for patients with chronic conditions.

Karen Handmaker February 21, 2017

Incorporating Social Determinants Into Population Health Management

To be able to consistently deliver high-value care for patients with chronic illnesses, healthcare providers must address the social determinants of health that can affect health quality for such patients.

Karen Handmaker February 21, 2017

The Promise of Behavioral Economics for Health

David A. Asch discusses the effects of behavioral economics on healthcare efforts.

David A. Asch February 20, 2017

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.

HFMA February 6, 2017

Improving Health and Financial Outcomes With Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support

Joe Guerriero explores provider use of evidence-based clinical decision support tools.

Joe Guerriero January 10, 2017

You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure: A Practical Guide for Population Health Management

Measuring population health strategies requires combining diverse sets of data, thinking like a payer, and identifying gaps in care.

Christian Wieland October 5, 2016

Forum Webinar: How to Identify and Eliminate the Hidden Costs of Poor Quality

During this Sept. 8, 2016, HFMA Forum webinar, a health system CEO and chair of surgery discussed how finance and clinical leaders can work together to identify and eliminate quality-related costs.

HFMA September 22, 2016
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