Published By: MedAssets
Published Date: Aug 01, 2014
While the challenges of implementing ICD-10 are well documented, the impact to the revenue cycle is not as well known. Revenue cycle leaders must model their payor contracts now to mitigate the risks that ICD-10 will bring.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: Mar 09, 2016
The ripple effect of healthcare reform is beginning to impact care delivery strategies as care management now falls increasingly to providers.
According to a recent HealthLeaders Intelligence survey, hospital leaders are making progress with care management efforts, but more robust tools will be needed if hospitals want to scale up. The October 2014 survey polled 134 senior, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information leaders across the healthcare spectrum. The majority of respondents were from nonprofit organizations (63%), while the remainder (37%) came from for-profit settings.
From Ebola preparedness to leading large-scale changes, today’s master’s degree programs are producing leaders eager to tackle this generation’s most pressing challenges.
Rahul Anand, MD, is chief epidemiologist at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut, where he heads up all infectious disease prevention activities for the nonprofit integrated delivery network, from Ebola preparedness to hand washing. He’s also adjunct assistant professor in the department of medicine at the University of Utah, where he worked full time prior to moving to the East Coast. On top of that, he is one-third of the way through an MBA program at the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. It will take him another two years to finish the online program.
This report reveals how a growing number of patient experience programs have moved beyond focusing primarily on training nurses to also include physicians and a host of nonclinical staff. Another sign of the degree to which organizations are embracing patient experience is the increasing number which feature a chief patient experience officer (or individual with similar responsibilities) on the senior leadership team. Complete this short form to download your FREE copy of PATIENT EXPERIENCE: Cultural Transformation to Move Beyond HCAHPS
Workforce management and the pursuit of productivity have formed a consistent pain point for hospitals for several years. The Affordable Care Act has only exacerbated the problem, increasing the demand on providers as the number of insured grows and the bar continues to rise on quality of care. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Council survey, workforce productivity and acuity-based staffing will continue to be top priorities this year. Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, chief clinical integration officer at API Healthcare, says the survey results indicate a shift taking place as workforce management initiatives are expected to deliver more than reduced labor costs.
Hospital communications used to be a lot simpler. If you needed to find a doctor, you could dial 0 and the operators would connect you or send a page on your behalf. People communicated through paper charts, wrote key phone numbers on grease boards, and kept on-call schedules in binders. Some of this still happens today, but communications across healthcare have become progressively more convoluted. The use of diverse mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, pagers, Wi-Fi phones, etc.), and the rise in care complexity necessitating care team coordination mean more sophisticated communication technology is required.
The Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems study annually identifies those health system leadership teams that have most effectively aligned outstanding performance across their organizations, and achieved more reliable outcomes in every member hospital. Truven Health Analytics measures U.S. health systems based on a balanced scorecard across a range of performance factors: care quality, patient safety, use of evidence-based medicine, operational efficiency, and customer perception of care.
The tax on high-cost health plans, which are often referred to as Cadillac plans, is expected to impact a considerable share of the plans provided by healthcare organizations for their own employees, as much as 39% by 2020. The implications are significant because the excess-benefits tax requires the employer to pay 40% on the value of the portion of the plan that exceeds thresholds set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Employers also need to consider that the tax is measured as a direct function of plan cost, and not actuarial plan value, and that a number of factors can drive excise-tax exposure.
Published By: Parallon
Published Date: Dec 18, 2015
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Change is commonplace within the healthcare industry. Executives are faced with many of the traditional challenges of operating hospitals. Now emerging external factors like the HITECH Act (meaningful use), the Affordable Care Act and an aging U.S. population are pushing providers to change the frameworks in how they view and solve these traditional problems.
While we must continue to emphasize to all members of the care team that they are the front line to preventing errors, taking a systems or holistic approach will greatly assist in making adverse events rarer. Aiding in the implementation of the latter are many companies that provide incident reporting, analysis, and review systems.
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Leaders from Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Influence Health discuss the challenges providers face and the skills they must acquire to increase patient engagement. In the coming era of accountable care, providers will finally have something to gain by actively engaging patients in taking care of their health—and a lot to lose by not doing so. Increasingly, providers will receive a fixed sum to care for each patient attributed to them by payers, and they will be able to make an overall profit only by keeping those patients as healthy as possible.
In October 2013, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) launched the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices (the indices). This new index series is designed to provide an independent, timely measure of the changes in healthcare expenditures and utilization for individuals enrolled in commercial health insurance plans in the United States.
S&P DJI developed these new indices in conjunction with healthcare professionals at Health Index Advisors (HIA), a joint venture between the premier actuarial and consulting firms Aon Inc. and Milliman Inc. S&P DJI combined its knowledge and experience in developing leading indices with HIA’s experience in the healthcare market to develop the first index series of its kind, based on actual healthcare claims data. These indices seek to increase transparency in the healthcare market and enable the analysis and tracking of changes in healthcare expenditures.
Published By: Precyse
Published Date: Oct 15, 2014
First it was going to be October 1, 2013, and everybody panicked. Then a reprieve came when the date was changed to October 1, 2014, now we have another extension. You may not want to breathe a sigh of relief however and start thinking that there is now plenty of time to prepare for the transition to ICD-10. Time flies by and 2015 will be here before we know it. So don’t be left wondering where all the time went.
Learn how Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) that are leveraging Hybrid Cloud are seeing several critical benefits. Based on new Aberdeen research, these gains and benefits are even more vital for today’s organizations. With hybrid cloud, your SMB can reduce downtime, cost and risk while increasing flexibility and scalability.
Learn why replacing servers is often delayed. Confronted with competing business priorities, limited budgets and personnel, and a sense of comfort as current servers reliably hum along, delay is easy to rationalize. Yet, delays are not without risk and trade-offs. Cases in point are two circumstances that small and midsized enterprises should seriously consider and, in our opinion, initiate action now. Discover why the new era of cyber warfare aimed at exploiting hardware vulnerabilities and the End-of-Support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 means delaying server replacement leaves SMB IT open to risk.
Treue- und Prämienprogramme sind effektive Mittel, mit denen Marken die Interaktion, Akquise und Treue von Mitgliedern steigern können. Erfahren Sie, warum führende Marken auf moderne CIAM-Lösungen (Customer Identity and Access Management) setzen und damit ihre Treueprogramme skalieren, das Nutzererlebnis verbessern und den ROI maximieren.
In diesem Whitepaper erfahren Sie, welche Herausforderungen Sie bei der Transformation, Erweiterung und Skalierung von Kundenbindungs- und Prämienprogrammen und damit verbundenen Mitgliedschaftsinitiativen meistern müssen. Darüber hinaus stellen wir Ihnen Lösungen vor, die auf tiefgehenden Einblicken in vier praxisnahe Fallstudien basieren. Wir untersuchen die Anforderungen an eine unternehmensweite CIAM-Lösung und sprechen verwandte Themen wie „Entwicklung oder Kauf“ und „CIAM vs. IAM“ an.
Anhand von vier verschiedenen Fallstudien – und den daraus resultierenden Identitätsmanagement-Lösungen, die durch das jeweilige Unternehmen implementiert wurde
In der heutigen Datenschutzlandschaft steht für Verbrauchermarken viel auf dem Spiel. Ausgeklügelte Cyberangriffe und aufsehenerregende Datenschutzverletzungen können Kundendaten gefährden und das Vertrauen in Ihre Marken schädigen.
Um heute erfolgreich zu sein, müssen Ihre Marken eine Strategie für Datensicherheit und Datenschutz implementieren, bei der das Vertrauen der Kunden priorisiert wird. Sind Sie dieser Herausforderung gewachsen? Nutzen Sie die „Datensicherheits- und Datenschutzreifebewertung“ von Forrester Research, um die Kompetenzen Ihrer Marke zu beurteilen und verbesserungswürdige Bereiche zu ermitteln.
Dabei erfahren Sie Folgendes:
Die vier wichtigsten Kompetenzen für B2C-Marken im Bereich Datensicherheit und Datenschutz
? Ob Sie die empfohlenen Best Practices von Forrester Research erfüllen
? Tipps, wie Sie Ihre Datensicherheitskultur und Ihre Datenschutzkultur zu einem Wettbewerbsvorteil machen können
Das Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) spielt für Marken, die ihren anspruchsvollen Kunden ein nahtloses, sicheres digitales Erlebnis bieten wollen, eine immer größere Rolle. Als Teil des Identity and Access Management Playbook bietet Forrester Research Unterstützung beim Aufbau eines kundenorientierten IAM-Teams, das über die nötigen technischen Fähigkeiten, Geschäftspraktiken und zwischenmenschlichen Eigenschaften verfügt, um eine CIAM-Strategie zu entwerfen und sie über verschiedene Funktionsgruppen hinweg zu implementieren.
Lesen Sie den vollständigen Bericht, um zu erfahren, was Sie bei der effektiven Gestaltung eines CIAM-Teams berücksichtigen sollten. Die Kernpunkte des Berichts:
? Vier wichtige Rollen für Ihr CIAM-Team
? Warum die gemeinsame Nutzung und Integration von Kundendaten über Unternehmensgrenzen hinweg entscheidend für den Erfolg ist
? Die wichtigsten technischen, geschäftlichen und zwischenmenschlichen Fähigkeiten, die die Mitglieder Ihres CIAM-Teams mit
Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.