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.
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.
Physicians and advanced practice providers are crucial to every performance, quality, safety, care utilization and patient satisfaction goals. These factors significantly affect an organization's financial viability, which is why providers' compensation must be aligned with them.
Published By: PhoneTree
Published Date: Mar 18, 2014
Learn more about the cost and quality of Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and how studies between 2012 and 2013 show that there are improvements in costs, utilizations and overall health due to the initiation of PCMHs. Download the entire white paper to learn more.
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.
Creating a successful patient experience strategy is a long-term investment in planning, surveying, training, and technology. Healthcare organizations hope these efforts will pay off at the very least with a growing base of loyal patients, better care quality, and stable reimbursement. And then there are those organizations that are turning patient experience into a movement. What’s their endgame? They intend to build state-of-the-art service-oriented cultures that rival other industries, and they are doing it through data analytics, unique communication programs, radical cultural shifts, and consumer-centric technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
The changing healthcare environment has put pressure on healthcare organizations to deliver top-quality care while keeping costs under control. Superior operational and financial performance can be measured by high margins and low costs. But there are significant operational indicators that differ between high- and low-performing hospitals, depending on whether performance is defined by expense or by margin. Often, hospitals with the lowest costs are considered the most successful. But low-cost hospitals do not necessarily behave the same way as hospitals with healthy margins. Low-cost hospitals can include both efficient hospitals and hospitals that are in dire financial circumstances that have forced them to even eliminate expenses necessary for their long-term fiscal health.
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.
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.
A recent Health Leaders survey sheds light on the top 5 workforce initiatives healthcare executives across the country are using for successful quality of care and labor cost improvements. Learn how these leading strategies can help your hospital.
Savvy healthcare organizations are embracing strategies to simultaneously improve the bottom line and care quality. Sometimes responsible for two separate aspects of the health system, now CFO and CNO collaboration is vital to a hospital’s success.
Published By: McKesson
Published Date: May 27, 2015
The shift to value-based care creates a sharp increase in healthcare organizations and networks’ need for data collection, aggregation and analysis. This white paper outlines the challenges involved with performing population-level analyses, developing cost accounting and profitability analyses across care settings, evaluating care episodes and integrating quality data. It explores the limitations of targeted software solutions to provide cross-enterprise insights. Finally, it provides advice for healthcare executives regarding how to approach gathering quality and cost-related data and how to leverage technology and analytical expertise to drive risk-based contract success.
We harness Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to create high-purity process oils that open exciting opportunities for your products and operations.
Conventional process oils are derived from crude oil, whereas Shell Risella X and Shell Ondina X are made from pure synthesis gas. That frees them from the impurities and large molecular variations found in mineral oils. Using GTL process oils could enhance your processes and final products to give you a competitive advantage. 
Have you ever experienced product quality issues caused by variations in process oil batches? Do you need a low-viscosity process oil, but have concerns about the effect of volatiles on working conditions? Could you offer enhanced products if you had process oils with distinct characteristics, for example, an extremely narrow hydrocarbon distribution range?
Our GTL process oils contain a high proportion of paraffinic hydrocarbons and are very pure, which provides key qualities for many applications. For in
Published By: Jeppesen
Published Date: Oct 08, 2019
Get this infographic to go behind the scenes and explore the four phases of transforming raw aeronautical information into NavData. From Ingest to Completed Chart, the process ensures fidelity to the highest standard of quality and accuracy, resulting in four times few alerts issued than the next leading solution.
It’s time to move your supply chain into the realm of super-intelligent.
This special report is for anyone looking to enhance their supply chain operations by utilizing the latest in technological advances such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT). With smart use of these tools, businesses can anticipate problems and develop solutions before they occur.
Forward-thinking leaders are using this disruption to optimize their supply chains and push the quality of their findings to a whole new level.
In it, you’ll learn:
• The markers of a truly cognitive supply chain
• The crucial role of location intelligence in supply chain optimization
• The impact increased visibility has on every area of your supply chain, including asset, inventory, fleet and energy management
Today’s customers want 24/7 access, mobile availability, quality, low prices, fast shipping, easy returns and instantaneous service. These expectations demand that every business function be customer-centric, including operations.
Read this report to find out:
• how to create customer-centric operations to deliver the customer experience
• the eight essential components of a connected, customer-centric enterprise
• why alignment between the COO and CIO is essential
• five key steps to start transforming operations to drive growth and create value.
Every lender, bank, and credit union has different product mixes and marketing priorities, but one thing they all share is the goal of winning, retaining, and growing our customer relationships. Typically, there are two ways to maximize customer engagement: seek margin with products like credit cards, or seek volume and deeper relationships with products like home equity.
This report analyzes both of these options through three key lenses: current market conditions, access to today’s high-quality borrowers, and the rich opportunity for integrated, targeted marketing. Our goal is to enable you to determine the best way to fine-tune your strategic customer engagement for 2019 by helping you:
Review current market conditions.
Connect with higher-quality borrowers.
Develop a 360-degree, integrated marketing mix.