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Published By: Greenway Health     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014
Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to report on, and how to best use their EHRs to do so. This white paper provides you with the basic information you need to choose appropriate CQMs for your practice, and offers tips on how to use your EHR to store the data in a structured format.
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Published By: Boston Software Systems, Inc.     Published Date: May 25, 2016
If you are migrating to a new EHR or are considering a migration, there are five myths that will cause chaos throughout your organization. This white paper describes these myths, the chaos they cause and what can be done to eliminate it.
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Published By: Boston Software Systems, Inc.     Published Date: May 25, 2016
All phases of an EHR migration require planning and an understanding of what data is needed to provide a complete EHR that supports clinical adoption, patient care, safety and satisfaction. This white paper examines the strategic considerations and challenges encountered when migrating data to a new system.
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Published By: Boston Software Systems, Inc.     Published Date: May 25, 2016
When moving to a new EHR all hospitals face the challenges of cross platform migration which includes migrating all types of historical patient data from legacy systems to new systems. In this white paper you’ll learn the steps involved in data migration, the pitfalls to avoid, steps to success.
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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.
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Published By: HealthLeaders Media     Published Date: Feb 12, 2015
The path to integration includes traditional M&As and a growing number of unique partnerships
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Published By: HealthLeaders Media     Published Date: Oct 08, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the nation’s largest payer, has set a clear direction with its publication of targets: By 2018, 50% of fee-for-service payments will be through alternative payment models, such as ACOs and bundled payments, and 90% of FFS payments will be tied to quality or value. And CMS has begun to introduce mandatory bundles. This suggests that all providers will need to develop population health competencies, including the ability to manage risk for both cost and quality.
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Published By: HealthLeaders Media     Published Date: Feb 26, 2016
Learn compensation tactics to inspire the executive team to guide the organization away from volume-based incentives and toward value-based metrics.
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Published By: HealthLeaders Media     Published Date: Feb 29, 2016
How healthcare organizations are increasingly tapping nurse leaders to drive system change.
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Published By: HealthLeaders Media     Published Date: Mar 22, 2016
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
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Published By: HealthLeaders Media     Published Date: Apr 14, 2016
Nearly six years after passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the healthcare industry is in the midst of a massive retooling that is dramatically altering the way we think about cost management, strategic partnerships, and customer service. Fee-for-service reimbursement is giving way to new models of care delivery and payment to support a system based on pay-for-value. With financial risk or payments tied to value measures (such as patient satisfaction, clinical performance, and population health), compensation and reimbursement will increasingly be tied to value-based incentives.
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Published By: Buyer Initiated Payments from American Express     Published Date: Sep 03, 2014
Make the Grade: Learn How an S&P A+ Hospital Increased Efficiency and Improved Cash Flow Management
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Published By: API Healthcare     Published Date: Apr 24, 2015
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.
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Published By: API Healthcare     Published Date: May 20, 2015
With the inception of Value-Based Purchasing, the measurement of successful patient care delivery has been redefined. The move from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance means that reimbursements are tied to the quality of care that is delivered.
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Published By: API Healthcare     Published Date: Mar 28, 2016
An innovative staff scheduling model is reinventing how hospitals leverage their employees for better outcomes; including staff satisfaction, labor costs, and improved quality of care. View the paper to learn the research behind this new approach!
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Published By: IntelliCentrics, Inc.     Published Date: Jan 08, 2015
Discover how the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System used the ReptraxTM vendor credentialing service to improve the compliance of commercial visitors, resulting in a safer and more secure environment for patients.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Feb 01, 2015
Healthcare reform regulations, increasing costs, and more competition are driving employers and their health plans to focus more than ever on opportunities to reduce cost trends. For example, the country experienced a 3.0% growth in per capita gross (allowed) medical and pharmacy costs from 2012 to 2013. Truven Health Analytics anticipates those costs in 2014 and 2015 will increase by 4% to 5% or more. By taking a data-driven approach, payers can manage costs and, ultimately, make their benefit programs sustainable in the context of healthcare reform. They can also maximize opportunities to improve population health and productivity and optimize the delivery of care.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: May 01, 2015
The annual Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® identifies U.S. hospitals with the best overall performance across multiple organizational metrics, including clinical, operational, and financial. The ability of some hospitals to adapt as the industry is changing demonstrates leadership as the winners set the standards their peers seek to achieve. Study projections indicate that if the new national benchmarks of high performance were achieved by all hospitals in the United States, nearly 126,500 additional lives could be saved, almost 109,000 additional patients could be complication-free, and $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Sep 01, 2015
Spending on supplies and pharmaceutical services varies among U.S. hospitals. It is not uncommon for hospitals with similar types of patients, including case mix and severity, to have significant differences in purchasing intensity for certain clinical services. Even small changes in efficiency can make a difference for hospitals and health systems, because supply-chain spending typically accounts for hospitals’ biggest spend after labor costs. Costs totaled about $74 billion in 2012, according to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Oct 01, 2015
Medicare spend per beneficiary (MSPB) information is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services metric that reflects the average cost of an episode of care for Medicare patients. This measure is important to consider as part of a hospital’s national balanced scorecard, as it reflects executives’ efforts to transform the healthcare delivery system and manage the full continuum of care, including the prominent shift from inpatient to outpatient utilization.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Nov 17, 2015
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) are a set of metrics that provide information on the potential for inpatient hospital complications and adverse events following surgeries, procedures, and childbirth. PSIs can be used to help hospitals identify potential adverse events that might need further evaluation, provide the opportunity to assess the incidence of adverse events and complications, and understand patient safety events on a broader level.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Jan 25, 2016
This Fact File examines trends in the detection and treatment of acute myocardial infarctions, or heart attacks, in two distinct groups: STEMI—ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, with the ST segment referring to a specific part of an electrocardiogram tracing. In STEMI, the coronary artery is completely blocked and cardiac muscle dies. NSTEMI—Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. In NSTEMI, a coronary artery is partially blocked.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Feb 26, 2016
Truven Health Analytics™ evaluated the extent to which community need— a measure of the underlying economic and social factors that affect the overall health of a community, including income, cultural/language barriers, education, insurance and housing—is associated with elevated rates of preventable hospitalizations or an increased risk of hospitalization believed to be preventable with quality ambulatory care. The results of this investigation reveal a modest but statistically significant association between community need and an increased risk of hospitalizations that are believed to be preventable with good-quality ambulatory care.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Mar 28, 2016
The annual Truven Health AnalyticsTM 100 Top Hospitals® identifies U.S. hospitals with the best overall performance across multiple organizational metrics, including clinical, operational, and financial. The ability of some hospitals to adapt as the industry is changing demonstrates leadership as the winners set the standards their peers seek to achieve. The study revealed that the nation’s best hospitals had a lower mortality index, considering patient severity; had fewer patient complications; followed accepted care protocols; had lower 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates; sent patients home sooner; provided more timely emergency care; kept expenses low, both in-hospital and through the aftercare process; and scored better on patient surveys of hospital experience
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Apr 25, 2016
The shift from inpatient to outpatient care is increasing as hospitals transition from volume to value. A specific shift is seen in interventional cardiology treatment (cardiac catheterization, intracoronary stents, and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties [PTCA]), which is moving from an inpatient hospital to outpatient hospital setting. Preliminary data show that most interventional cardiology procedures will soon be performed in the hospital outpatient setting. It will be important for hospitals to consider future demand and volume for interventional cardiology services; capacity for an increase in hospital outpatient volume; and staffing and operational implications.
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