The Compliance Conundrum: Why Simplifying Internal Policies Breeds Success

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Tasked with the need to comply with a vast body of changing regulations and the ever-shifting payer requirements for maximum reimbursement, hospitals have implemented a heavy load of clinical and operational policies in the name of compliance. As a result, clinicians are burdened with an enormous number of unnecessary administrative tasks.

Often internal ‘fixes’ or corrective action plans are designed because “regulations require it” often typically exacerbates this challenge. These expectations, however well intended, actually place healthcare organizations at greater regulatory risk, reduce physician, nurse and patient satisfaction and negatively impact quality and safety.

Join Steven W. Bryant, President and CEO of The Greeley Company on Thursday, December 13th at 1 pm ET, as he discusses the key to getting clinicians back to critical thinking at the bedside and how simplifying expectations can get rid of unnecessary complexities in the documentation process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Mitigate physician and clinician burnout while also complying with CMS conditions of participation with federal and state accreditation and internal policies.  
  • Understand why regulations must align with a hospital's documentation processes, policies and clinician workflows.
  • Free up nurses from unnecessary administrative tasks to think critically
  • Increase patient and staff satisfaction score

Practical Use Cases for AI & Machine Learning in Health Care Organizations

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are effective tools to manage healthcare cost and quality, but how do they apply to your organization? Join HBI Solutions, a strategic partner to healthcare organizations worldwide, to explore three practical use cases for AI and machine learning in organizations like yours.

During this live webinar on Thursday, December 6th at 3 pm ET, attendees will learn why custom machine learning out-performs commonly used risk screening tools in predicting costs, future events or conditions. Learn how AI/ML provides the necessary insights to manage and reduce risks in acute care episodes, transitions in care, and population health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how inclusion of social determinants of health improves predictive models.
  • See practical use cases that apply AI/ML in acute risk, transitions of care risk and risk management in alternative payment models.
  • Understand why AI with machine learning is superior to other standard, static algorithms or risk screening tools.

A New World Order: Your Pharmacy—the Secret to Margin Relief?

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Wolters Kluwer

Clinician efficiency and medication management are two key areas of focus for hospitals to survive the no-end-in-sight margin compression nationally, according to a Health Care Advisory Board 2017 report. Downward pressures include changing reimbursement models, shifting payer mix, and rising expenses, particularly around drug costs, which have consistently grown by 3-5% a year. 

If productivity or reduced cost is not achieved, the share of hospitals with negative profit margins will increase to 60% by 2025, according to a 2016 Congressional Budget report.
Drawing on the expertise of pharmacy teams, who typically fly under the radar, forward-looking hospitals have at their fingertips an important lever to control inpatient drug costs and improve clinical efficiencies.

By promoting pharmacist patient-care oversight across a single site or system, hospitals can assure the right drug is prescribed, to the right patient, at the right time to optimize medication usage and overall spending, while reducing variations in care.

Sign-up for this live webinar on October 24th at 1pm ET to learn how targeted, strategic efforts that leverage the skill sets of pharmacy teams—as well as the power of surveillance technology—can maximize those clinical efficiencies critical to continuously improve the health of patients, outcomes and your hospitals’ bottom line.

Analytics Driven Engagement Strategies as a Catalyst for Value-based Transformation

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SCIO Health Analytics

Success in managing value-based transformation requires heightened attention on patient/member engagement with a significant emphasis on enhancing health status and reducing clinical and financial risk factors.

Delivering and gaining reimbursement on value-based contracts will be increasingly dependent on the effective use of innovative engagement techniques as a means to achieving performance targets and influencing long-term behavior change across at-risk populations.  
SCIO Health Analytics (an EXL company) and EXL will share strategies for ensuring patient/member engagement is at the center of your value-based operations.

Sign-up for this live webinar on September 25th at 1pm ET to learn how providers and payers are looking to customize engagement strategies to meet the varying needs of their populations and learn how advanced data and analytics can help in creating 360-degree views of patients to inform a holistic–approach to engagement.

Good Chemistry: The Role of Engagement in Diagnosing, Treating, & Preventing Burnout Among Physicians and Staff

Providers and staff at healthcare organizations certainly aren't immune to burnout. In fact, more than half have been shown to exhibit the telltale signs - errors, low satisfaction, excessive turnover, and more. It's bad for patients, demoralizing for staff, and can be debilitating for organizations. 

The good news: By utilizing engagement metrics and enhancements there are ways to diagnose, treat, and even prevent burnout. 

Join some of the most respected names in healthcare consulting - including Dr. Bill Jessee, Dr. Jim Rice, and Dr. David Rowlee for our one-hour webinar on September 19th, at 1pm ET, that dives in the uncomfortable topic that needs attention: dealing with burnout through engagement. 

Improving the Economics of the Cath Lab

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Terumo Business Edge

With Hospitals facing growing challenges to control costs and remove unwanted care variation, the cardiac cath lab represents an ideal opportunity for which to address operational efficiencies and provide for a more patient centric approach to care delivery. Join us on Wednesday, June 27th at 1:00 pm ET as Dr. Amin, a leader in studying and publishing on cath lab economics, provides significant evidence as to where costs can be reduced, and the quality care and outcomes of patients can be maximized. Utilizing a patient centered approach, he discusses how risks and complications can be reduced and when a same day discharge is applied appropriately to the elective PCI patient, significant cost reductions can be achieved.

Discussion Points:

  • Why and how same day discharge can be used as a cost-effective tool to manage the elective PCI population.
  • Utilizing a patient centered approach can help mitigate complications and reduce intraoperative risks.  
  • Costs associated with the PCI patient can be identified and appropriately categorized as direct variable cost, direct fixed cost, and total cost.