Beyond the Revenue Cycle: Understanding True Cost of Care

While healthcare organizations struggle to optimize management of their revenue cycle, the move from fee-for-service to value-based care is compelling them to understand their costs of care like never before.

Download this asset to hear how Intermountain, Yale New Heaven Health System, and other healthcare systems approach true value-based payment.

 

Leveraging Technology to Advance CDI Efforts

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Today, improved productivity associated with electronic health records and electronic query systems (e-queries) provide clinical documentation improvement programs the flexibility and supportive data to meet the ever-changing needs of the healthcare systems they serve.

Simply put, the advent of EHRs and e-queries changed how CDI specialists work and as Kathy McDiarmid, RN, CDI specialist at Beverly Hospital, a member of the Lahey Health System in Massachusetts, told ACDIS’ CDI Journal in December, “With any new system, issues are going to have to be addressed.”

Download the joint ACDIS and HealthLeaders Media special report “Leveraging Technology to Advance CDI Efforts,” and learn how to the make the most of your electronic health record system.

Outsourcing: Playing the Long Game

As healthcare organizations transition to value-based care, become clinically integrated, and drive new patient experience strategies, they are seeking strategic collaborations in anesthesia, hospital medicine, and emergency medicine.

Hospitals that partner in all three specialties are making key enhancements in the operating room, including faster room turnover and better perioperative care. As a result, patients are going into surgery sooner, recovering more quickly and spending less time in the hospital. Moreover, emergency department partnerships are helping hospitals improve patient flow and care transitions, as well as reduce hospital readmissions and expand into new areas.

 

Nurse Leadership in 2017: CNOs tackle a new workforce vision

The aims of improving care coordination and quality, as well as taking on new payment structures, are fostering workforce innovations at the highest levels. Healthcare leaders are rethinking clinical roles, training nurses for new positions, creating more flexible paths to leadership, and reaching out to patients and families in new ways to address growing consumer demands.

 

Innovative Healthcare Trends in 2017: Creating Stronger Connections to Physicians and Patients

The role of technology is as critical as ever with healthcare organizations seeking to make big changes in 2017. A HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey of 471 healthcare leaders found that when it comes to a healthcare IT strategy, the three top areas of focus are clinical IT, EHR interoperability, and predictive analytics. These areas will allow organizations to improve population health management, the patient experience, and clinical integration to gain a better understanding of healthcare consumers.

Download this industry focus report for insights in how organizations such as Children’s Hospital of Dallas and Stamford Hospital, member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, utilize technology trends to create not only a better experience for their patients, but for their physicians as well.

Reaching New Peaks on the Patient Experience Journey

For innovative healthcare organizations, the future of patient experience is evolving. According to the 2016 HealthLeaders Media Patient Experience Survey respondents say the top three patient-focused areas they are improving in an effort to meet patient experience program goals are patient satisfaction, patient safety, and clinical outcomes.

Download this report to discover how healthcare organizations such as SwedishAmerican, Utah Health Care, and Jersey Shore University Medical Center are driving patient experience to the next level by embedding patient experience into the culture, creating new leadership roles, and taking risks with innovative programs and technologies that build staff satisfaction and foster patient engagement.

 

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