Defining Roles, Leveraging Technology Top the List of CDI Leadership Challenges
April 4, 2019
In some respects, the hurdles facing clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program managers/directors mirror those of CDI staff. Like staff, these leaders strive for physician engagement, juggle competing responsibilities, and gather and leverage data—just at a higher level.
Download this free report to dive into the different challenges that CDI managers face versus those faced by directors and explores how each professional type needs to understand the data, technology, and staffing capabilities of their program to ensure success.
In 2019, healthcare facilities are targeting the underlying reasons nurses leave their jobs, developing nurse managers who are more in sync with nurses’ changing needs, and giving nurses creative opportunities to solve everyday problems.
In the latest HealthLeaders Industry Focus Section report, we will discuss these areas of concern, and other practices healthcare facilities should implement in order to ensure a strong nursing workforce.
Breaking Barriers and Advancing Value-Based Care Goals
December 3, 2018
Redesigning infrastructure is key to creating a value-based delivery system. For Piedmont Healthcare, this strategy included filling out its continuum of services and adding virtual care, primary care, urgent care, and retail care settings. Their medical costs for its Medicare ACO population resulted in $30 million less per year compared to local, state, and national average total care costs thanks in part to a well-designed patient-centered care model.
Download this Industry Focus Section report and explore the critical steps Piedmont Healthcare and DuPage Medical Group are taking to improve care coordination, open up care access, and lower costs, all of which have lead to impressive results.
Healthcare organizations are taking on increased risk and making large IT investments to meet population health goals, including Revere Health, a large multispecialty physician group.
Revere Health began its path to population health through a careful and measured transition to value-based care and successful participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Over the last several years, it has invested in key infrastructure to take on increased risk for patient populations through its ACO and commercial payer contracts.
The latest HealthLeaders Monthly Focus Section looks at the five critical steps Revere Health took to meet population health goals, including improving care access, gaining better control of costs, and focusing on creating and sharing actionable data with providers.
Fixing the Emergency Department’s Biggest Problems
July 31, 2018
Hospital emergency departments (ED) continue to face endless challenges, including high volumes, poor patient flow, and care coordination issues. In recent years, they also have been hit with a surge in patients requiring psychiatric healthcare services.
As a result, leaders at two organizations with high-volume EDs—one a large 463-bed hospital on the West Coast, the other a 221-bed acute care community hospital in Georgia—have developed new playbooks.
Here, in our new Industry Focus Section Report, they share the innovative strategies and programs that are improving their ED performance.
Taking Action: Four Ways Hospitals Are Improving Revenue Cycle Performance
June 1, 2018
With continual pressure to cut costs and improve revenue, hospital finance leaders are innovating like never before. This report examines four ways high-performing revenue cycle teams are taking smart, actionable steps to address their top pain points.
Hospital leaders are also learning that successful long-term financial planning must include the entire organization. For example, when Indiana University Health (IU Health) discovered its payer mix was shifting and operating margin was declining, it revamped financial planning processes to include greater collaboration between doctors, nurses, operations teams, and regional executive teams. As a result, clinicians were more engaged in identifying opportunities to improve savings and standardize system operations.
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