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Fact File: Correlations between operations, culture and outcomes indicate necessity of integrated data sets

Leveraging data to track and improve performance is crucial for hospitals and health systems. Through integrated clinical, operational and cultural data, organizations will gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between their operations and outcomes.

Data analysis allows organizations to identify correlations and patterns that can drive improvements. This knowledge helps prioritize improvement resources for maximum impact.

In a recent comparison of data sets, Vizient experts have identified meaningful correlations between operations and outcomes to watch.

Examining Critical Care Capacity

According to the American Hospital Association, the number of ICU beds in the U.S. has trended downward since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Understanding capacity challenges and effective management of ICU beds are vital to organizational financial sustainability - and it all starts with understanding the critical-care patient mix.

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Fact File: Running Out of Beds Solving the Capacity Crunch

Healthcare is experiencing a capacity crunch; it’s rare to find a health system with space to spare. Many systems are working to build their way out of the problem through growth strategies but may find that challenging due to the ongoing workforce shortages and tighter access to capital.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to be better prepared and learn about:

  • Shifting physical procedural sites of care to create space
  • Exploring digital care alternatives to help alleviate and get ahead of acute demand
  • Setting up hospital-at-home initiatives
  • And more!

Medicare Advantage Growth Strategies for 2023 and Beyond

June 2023

Medicare Advantage is expected to have a monumental year in 2023. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections indicate 2023 will be the year Medicare Advantage (MA) penetration surpasses the symbolic majority threshold of 50%. Furthermore, major regulatory changes are set to be enacted or finalized that will inevitably impact both plan sponsors and providers.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to be better prepared and learn about:

  • Medicare Advantage becoming a large part of their payer mix
  • Medicare Advantage expansion preparations
  • And more!