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Hospitals and health systems are transitioning from a reimbursement system based on volume to one based on quality of care and outcomes. While these changes are still developing, they are disruptive enough that senior leaders must make preparations for the transition now. That means making investments in population health management. Treating patients in an effort to keep them well takes much more information and data-processing capability than most hospitals and health systems currently possess, and the penalties for poor or uncoordinated care are such that...

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Hospital operations are hugely complex. Operational excellence and efficiency affects the patient experience, clinical quality and safety, and the organization’s bottom line. Many executives, along with the federal government, look to information technology for improving operations. Regulatory incentives and requirements for employing IT offer more integrated operations but also create challenges in implementation. The cost of healthcare IT adds to the imperative of operational efficiency. HealthLeaders Media convened a panel of healthcare executives who share...

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The healthcare provider industry is ever shifting. Rarely, however, does it truly change. A combination of economic pressure to reduce costs and healthcare reform efforts have led to a new recognition that the underlying volume-based business model of healthcare may finally have cracked, and along with it the style of leadership it created. HealthLeaders Media convened a panel of health system leaders to share their insights on how they plan to guide their health systems to meet a new way of doing business based on coordination and value.

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