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Published By: CEP Amercia     Published Date: Jun 22, 2016
In the post-ACA era, aligning physicians with organizational goals appears to be gaining traction in health systems and hospitals nationwide. Based on a February survey of the HealthLeaders Media Council, comprising executives from healthcare provider organizations across the country, physician alignment remains a complex challenge. Even as value-based care continues to take effect, clinical integration or alignment is quickly emerging from a need to ensure quality, cut costs, and drive referrals across health systems and hospitals. Directly employing physicians has been one of the main strategies healthcare leaders are using to improve physician alignment with health systems. Download this free report today, and learn about the results of aligning the goals of physicians and organizations.
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Published By: GE Healthcare     Published Date: Feb 12, 2016
Frost & Sullivan’s award was bestowed on GE’s Centricity Financial Risk Manager which enables healthcare systems to reduce the cost of administering risk-based contracts, thus improving profitability and maximizing efficient workflows.
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Published By: Cejka Search     Published Date: May 13, 2016
The Cejka Search Healthcare Perspectives survey identifies top healthcare delivery priorities for physicians and administrators, providing insight on attracting, engaging and retaining high-performing healthcare leadership teams in today’s market.
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Published By: Health Catalyst     Published Date: May 19, 2014
All healthcare delivery organizations will need to transform themselves in order to meet the quality, safety and cost challenges confronting healthcare. In this free ebook, Healthcare: a Better Way, you'll discover a strategic framework and a practical roadmap for developing a healthcare analytics approach for sustaining quality improvement. Download to learn more about navigating the challenges confronting healthcare today.
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Published By: MedAssets     Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
The shift to value-based care is one of the most significant financial, cultural and technological challenges ever faced by the U.S. healthcare system—and it will affect every stakeholder in the system. Healthcare providers can no longer focus solely on process-oriented measures and instead need metrics that gauge progress to deliver high-value care. This healthcare executive report provides three steps hospital executives can take now as they transition from volume to value and break down silos to create the infrastructure, processes and workflows required to succeed.
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Published By: McKesson     Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
When it comes to making decisions that positively impact care delivery and business outcomes, great leaders will tell you it’s better to rely on data than on myth. Through healthcare analytics, the clinical and financial leadership at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota used data to do just that—and set a strong course for reliable, trusted decision-making that helps address their most pressing issues. Using strong IT systems, accompanied by a cooperative and inquisitive organizational culture that brings together clinical and financial decision makers together to address pressing issues, put Regions on the path to create powerful healthcare analytics that fuel organizational change.
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Published By: Gallagher Integrated     Published Date: Sep 25, 2015
As an executive-level guide to consumerism in clinical integration, A New Meeting Place offers critical insights into healthcare consumerism as it relates to convenience of care, technology integration, and pricing competition and transparency.
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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 18, 2016
In today’s healthcare landscape, technology is instrumental in facilitating the strategies of healthcare business leaders. Technology also provides these executives with access to the critical data that they need for decision making, planning, and forecasting.
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Published By: HealthLeaders Media     Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
HealthLeaders Media is the leading publisher of healthcare business news and information. Our audience is made up of over 125,000 senior level executives and key decision makers. We produce a range of publications, products, and events for the healthcare business leader. With varying frequencies and multiple audiences, we can offer our sponsors greater awareness, engagement and conversion. Expand your reach to thousands of top healthcare leaders - download our media kit to explore how.
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Published By: HealthLeaders Media     Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Custom content can help to provide exposure across multiple platforms as well as to position your brand as a foremost solution in the crowded healthcare marketplace. Whether you are looking for ghost writing services, custom event development, customized ebooks, customized case studies, or a completely out-of-the-box concept, HealthLeaders Media has the experts to help you. Let HealthLeaders Media be your partner in communicating effectively with senior level executives and key decision makers. Download the information sheet now to discover what innovative engagement we offer.
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Published By: HealthLeaders Media     Published Date: Apr 25, 2016
As physician alignment becomes more critical, healthcare organizations are seeking stronger outsourcing relationships in emergency medicine, hospital medicine, and anesthesia.
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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: Spok     Published Date: Dec 18, 2015
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.
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Published By: Spok     Published Date: Jun 15, 2016
Today in healthcare the communication infrastructure is the backbone in IT. New reimbursement models are amplifying the need for care coordi­nation, and communication between multiple departments, constituencies, and workflows is required. High-performing healthcare systems are adopting enterprise communication solutions to eliminate silos of information, improve patient care during critical situations, and make the most of their IT budget.
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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: Jun 01, 2015
Healthcare organizations with strong bond ratings are regarded favorably from a financial perspective, of course. In addition, research by the Truven Health AnalyticsTM ActionOI® program shows that such organizations tend to excel in other categories, such as average length of stay and results of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys.
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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Sep 01, 2014
Healthcare providers can deliver much more effective care if they have an understanding of the characteristics, attitudes, and self-reported health status of a patient’s age group. By communicating effectively and delivering care in a manner that resonates with that particular group of patients, healthcare providers can strive to achieve better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.
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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: Parallon     Published Date: Dec 18, 2015
Download the free, on-demand version of this webcast that took place on December 16, 2015. 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.
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Published By: JATA     Published Date: Sep 30, 2015
Creating a state-of-the-art clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program isn’t just about boosting coding accuracy. It’s a key strategy in managing the transition from volume-based to value-based care, say healthcare leaders. That transition is a risky endeavor that is putting hospital and physician financial performance to the test. As hospitals participate in new care and business models aimed at improving value, leaders must ensure that their organizations are able to maintain reimbursement levels, effectively treat the chronically ill—especially in outpatient settings—and gather accurate data that will allow them to assess performance and segment their varying populations. While some organizations often believe they are leaving revenue on the table because of documentation and coding issues, CDI offers numerous opportunities for improving financial performance, finds a recent HealthLeaders Media survey of 149 healthcare executives at provider organizations.
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Published By: Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare     Published Date: Oct 14, 2015
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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Published By: Capella University     Published Date: Oct 23, 2015
Registered nurses, with targeted training, are the secret weapon in the race for comprehensive care coordination. Accountable care organizations. Patient-centered medical homes. Value-based reimbursements. Bundled payments. Healthcare is experiencing a revolution brought on by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that aims to put patients squarely in the middle of all their clini­cal and financial decisions. Payers, including government agencies and insurers, are tying the quality and safety of patient care to reimbursements, making patient-centered care a necessity in all settings.
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Published By: Veracode     Published Date: Mar 03, 2016
HIMSS Analytics study sheds light on where the industry stands, where it needs to go.
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