The Strategic Impact of Laboratory Services in a Value-Based Environment

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Hospitals and health systems are trying to find their way in an industry rich with payment reform, changing care models, mergers and acquisitions, and increased consumerism. Healthcare executives are tasked with finding solutions to these challenges to enable organizations to remain financially viable while delivering high quality care across the continuum.

To meet these goals, one clinical service area that executives should take into account when developing strategic plans is laboratory diagnostic services. While some organizations may see laboratory services as a commodity, and prefer to outsource them, others see the lab as an opportunity. Investment in lab capabilities—including emerging technology around molecular, genetic, and other pathologies—can improve patient care by making it more precise while providing a competitive advantage for hospitals and health systems by capitalizing on the data created in a systemic way.

Join us on Wednesday, January 31st at 1 pm ET where our panel will explore how executive healthcare leaders can incorporate laboratory services—particularly in conjunction with informatics and data analytics technology—into their strategic plans to differentiate service lines, improve clinical and financial outcomes, and reshape healthcare delivery in a value-based purchasing environment.

Achieving Revenue Integrity By Leveraging Physician Advisors

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Ever wonder why so many hospitals are turning to physician advisor programs to improve utilization review performance, thereby enhancing compliance and revenue integrity?

Join us for our live webinar Monday, December 4th at 1:00 pm ET to streamline communication between clinicians, case managers and other non-clinical staff, to build effective physician advisor programs can help improve clinical documentation, support denials management and reduce attending physicians’ administrative burden.


Real-World Evidence Reimagined: Researching Innovations in Care

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The transition from volume to value-based healthcare coupled with the shift to more personalized medicine are fueling a heightened interest in the use of real-world data to gleam insight and demonstrate value from care delivery improvements. As the demand for real-world evidence increases, many are investing in new partnerships and technologies to increase time to insight.

Join us on Wednesday, November 16th at 1 pm ET for a one hour webinar on reviewing how healthcare improvement companies, healthcare providers, researchers and pharmaceutical organizations are coming together to jointly develop and test new solutions to improve health status of targeted populations, such as improving vaccination rates and advances in chronic care.

Strategies for Building a Value-Based Physician Network

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Change Healthcare

In an attempt to rein in the unsustainable rise in healthcare spending, some integrated health systems and some payers, including Medicare, have been rolling out incentives for increasing the value of their services.

While many healthcare organizations are participating in, or planning for the shift from fee-for-service to value based care, the pace of this evolution varies greatly. In some respects, this radical change in business practice represents a chicken-or-egg problem for healthcare leaders. It’s tough to justify in a business sense the process of organizing for value, and all the investment and culture change that entails, when you’re not being rewarded for your efforts.

Most organizations have accepted that they need to prepare for this evolution, yet the exact strategy to implement is still in question. However, learning from others’ mistakes and experience can be invaluable.

Join Julia Andrieni, MD, FACP and Megan Harkey, MHA on Monday, November 13th at 1 pm ET as they share Houston Methodist’s blueprint for using care management, analytics and technology, and physician engagement to ease the transition.

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At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the resources needed to transition from a fee-for service model to a value based care model
  • Understand how care providers can facilitate better care coordination
  • Gather patient data and draw conclusions from that data

Innovative CPR Program: Study Reveals Improved Clinical Quality

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American Heart Association

High-quality CPR is critical for survival from cardiac arrest. But CPR skills deteriorate rapidly if not frequently practiced.

Listen and learn how Dr. Kurz and UAB implemented a low-dose, high-frequency CPR training program to enhance CPR skill retention in the hospital to help improve outcomes from cardiac arrest.

Join us on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. EST for this informative webinar.

Are you a Data Lion? Avoiding Common Analytics Mistakes

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Healthcare organizations managing risk-based alternative payment models generally fall into two main categories. There are the “data cubs” where capital is scarce, IT resources aren’t fully leveraged, and data teams are thin, and the “data lions” with financial capital to make IT investments, industry-leading data expertise and operational discipline.

Everyone wants to be a data lion, but getting there isn’t easy.

Join this webinar on Thursday, September 21st at 1 pm ET where we will discuss common mistakes to avoid when transitioning from cub to lion and key steps to take in order to get there faster. Mercy Health will share their journey and what they wish they would have known along the way.