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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. spends more on health care than any country in the world – to the tune of $7,290 per capita per year. Yet this massive spend does not equate to high quality care for Americans. As a result, $300 billion is wasted every year.
If you’re a self-insured employer focused on driving down health care costs and better meeting the health care needs of your employees, this paper provides valuable and actionable insights to help you achieve this goal.
This white paper reveals:
• How low-quality care affects both the cost of care as well as patient outcomes
• Five best practices in helping employees identify high-value providers
Lenovo Health’s patient engagement, care delivery and diagnostic solutions — supported by a powerful data center and comprehensive services — help deliver higher-quality care and achieve better outcomes by empowering you to:
• Optimize patient engagement
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• Improve diagnostic speed and accuracy
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Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Sep 16, 2014
Download this case study to learn how a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) partners with Allscripts to improve overall clinical results, meet Meaningful Use and earn an estimated $6.3 million in incentive funding.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Oct 29, 2014
Download this case study to learn how Fort Collins Neurology uses Allscripts Professional solutions to deliver quality care to its patients and was able to recover the cost of the solutions within its first year.
The evolving healthcare landscape has created a wealth of fresh opportunities for payers. There is a sense of urgency for payers in leadership roles to leverage technology and successfully transition to a value-driven healthcare system that rewards top performers and high quality standards. Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) quickly changed many aspects of payers' business with higher costs, new oversight, more competition and a longer-term promise of millions of new members. Since healthcare insurance reform became law, opponents have vowed changes, if not its outright repeal. While it may be tempting to take as little action as possible and hope that the 2010 mid-term election or 2012 general election will make this all go away, the reality is that repeal is not a likely possibility.
Fresenius Medical Care North America is the premier provider of the highest quality healthcare to people with renal and other chronic conditions. In the US, 640,000 people live their lives with end-stage renal disease. Worldwide, more than three million people suffer from chronic kidney failure. Through its industry-leading network of 2,200 dialysis centers in the U.S., outpatient cardiac and vascular labs, and urgent care centers—as well as North America’s largest practice of hospital and post-acute care providers—Fresenius Medical Care North America provides coordinated care for over 180,000 U.S. patients.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Oct 14, 2015
Download this white paper to learn how small practices can earn Chronic Care Management revenue while providing the complex patient better care, the clinician knowing that they are providing higher quality care, and CMS reducing its overall costs and rewarding the practice financially.
Cost reduction is a key criteria that executives often use when choosing initiatives to focus on. They are the ones that have the greatest potential to impact an organization's bottom line. Across life science organizations, a critical area for cost containment is training management.
This paper summarizes the results of a quantitative benchmarking survey to over 200 Life Science organizations. The study identifies the key compliance and performance improvement training topics they had addressed in 2011 along with key issues for 2012.
SOPs are critical to efficient manufacturing operations, quality control, and regulatory compliance. This paper reviews best practices for the Life Science industry for training on SOPs, and how learning management technology has the potential to improve learner retention through automated assessments.