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Impact of Procedure Shifts to Ambulatory Sites

March 2021

Over the last several years, hospitals have experienced the continued shifting of procedures from the inpatient setting to lower cost, and lower margin, ambulatory sites.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to learn more about:

  • Service line procedure shift
  • Financial impact of procedure shift
  • Strategic considerations for the right ambulatory model

3rd Annual Optum Survey on AI in Health Care

November 2020

As artificial intelligence (AI) evolves into a must-have technology in almost every industry, health care organizations continue to develop—and even accelerate—their AI strategies in 2020. In the 3rd Annual Optum Survey on AI in Health Care, 98% of executives across care provider, health plan, life sciences, and employer organizations indicated they currently have an AI strategy in place or are planning on creating one. Even during a trying time period, this optimism appears to be fueled by executives seeing more and more useful applications for AI for improving both health care outcomes and business performance.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to learn more about:

  • The rise and potential of AI
  • Investing in AI
  • The time it will take to achieve AI ROI

The Rising Tide of Multiple Chronic Conditions

October 2020

Consumer insights to help you stay ahead of health care cost trends. 

Although organizations continue to make substantial progress in managing health care costs, there’s a fast-moving tailwind on the horizon: a significant increase in the number of people who are dealing with multiple chronic conditions.

By understanding more about these individuals and how they approach life, work and health care, we can better relate to and serve them.

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Reigniting the Revenue Engine in the Post-Surge Environment

August 2020

Health systems generate much of their revenue through elective procedures. When the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in March 2020, elective volumes declined rapidly and, in some markets, were shut down entirely. The financial impacts of this shutdown are felt throughout an organization; however, there are certain service lines hit harder than others.

Vizient clinical analytics data reported an aggregated 77% decline between February and April 2020 in the five service lines with the highest overall elective surgery volumes: orthopedics, oncology, general surgery, spinal surgery, and cardiac surgery.

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