Strategies for Building a Value-Based Physician Network
October 20, 2017
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.
Are you a Data Lion? Avoiding Common Analytics Mistakes
August 25, 2017
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.
As the healthcare industry continues to adopt value-based practices, the ability to track and measure data grows ever more important. In a recent study of healthcare leaders, 85% of respondents reported using clinical analytics to improve clinical quality, 56% use it to identify variations in care, and 46% said that they use it to identify population health needs. This growing need for clinical analytics has forced organizations to become as much data scientists as care providers in a relatively short time frame.
Join Jim Reichert and Camille Haycock from Catholic Health Initiatives on Wednesday, June 21st at 1pm ET as they discuss how their organization is effectively mobilizing data and analytics to help drive improvement efforts in clinical quality and patient safety. Reserve your seat today.
The Impact of Staffing Practices on Hospital Costs and Quality
June 20, 2017
Nurse scheduling is complex. Schedulers have to balance patient demand and clinical requirements with skill sets and work practices in order to build balanced care teams that can provide quality care to patients.
Accomplishing this is a feat in and of itself, but from the time the schedule is published through the day-of-operations, even the best schedules unravel as patient census and acuity evolve and employees swap, drop or can't arrive for shifts.
How your organization responds to, communicates about and manages the unpredictable schedule changes can dramatically impact both your labor cost and quality of care.
Join this webinar on Tuesday, June 20th at 1pm ET to explore the best practices to quickly and effectively make a sustainable positive impact on labor cost and quality of care. Register for this free event now!
Stories from the OR: Dashboard Design and Deployment
May 25, 2017
This webinar focuses on the vision and goals of a surgical services dashboard that helps streamline tedious data collection, presentation efforts, and daily analysis that contributes to reducing start time delays up to 50%.
Listen as Meaghan McCoy, Business Coordinator for Surgical Services at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, uncovers the optimization of OR Block and non-block utilization that lead to a 10+% improvement in block utilization in 20 OR’s.