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Integration of APPs to Improve Revenue

April 2020

Many systems are refining the way in which advanced practice providers (APPs) are utilized. Ten years ago, the solution was simply to hire more APPs, which worked in many markets. Now, however, systems are looking at utilizing a team-based care model that effectively uses each provider at top of a license to grow the practice and provide access to care for patients.

Download the latest Fact File to learn more about how integrating APPs into the culture of an organization can lead to a more comprehensive and globally focused workforce that improves access to care and financial efficiency through independent APP work.

Using Data to Personalize Care

December 2019

Data and analytics help people make good health care decisions and manage the total cost of care

Health care works best when we can understand patients as individuals with unique needs.

With analytic tools that integrate all the available data, we can identify care options that promote improved health and reduced costs—like switching medications or joining a COPD care management program. Critically, we now know which option the member is most likely to use and promote that first.

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Workplace Well-being

October 2019

The way employers have shifted their approach to employee health and well-being over the past decade has been a remarkable evolution. It will continue to evolve over the coming years, according to Optum's 10th annual survey of employers across the U.S. The survey's insights suggest opportunities to enhance well-being programs as well as ways to manage the challenges of administering them.

Today, employers are getting smart, serious and sophisticated in their approach to employee health and well-being.

Employers are:

  • Taking behavioral health needs seriously
  • Adopting sophisticated strategies to address complex conditions
  • Using demographics and technology to innovate programs

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Service Line Success Drives Enterprise Improvements

August 2019

Health systems must develop the right strategy by service line for their market and population. Market factors like population growth, changing disease prevalence, macroeconomic and microeconomic trends such as gross domestic product, employment rates, high-deductible health plans, consumerism, federal policy changes, new technology that changes care delivery, and care coordination factors affect the demand for service lines in their market. Understanding service line trends is key to anticipating growth opportunities, utilization, and site of care shifts in the market, and building a strategy to compete.

Successful service line management requires both vertical and horizontal alignment within the hospital across stakeholders, departments, and goals as well as across all sites of care.

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