Off-Script: The People-side of Healthcare Consolidation
March 21, 2019
With Congress pushing for more value-based care, hospital and organizational consolidation is on the rise. This consolidation goes beyond traditional mergers--healthcare systems have begun to acquire private primary and specialty practices as well. That’s why consolidation must benefit patients, caregivers, and organizational wellbeing as a whole. Bigger isn't always better, and consolidation ultimately should streamline and enhance patient experience.
In our latest episode in the Off-Script video series, six Gallagher healthcare experts examine what consolidation means for the people involved and for overall organization wellbeing.
Rehab Talent: Strategies for Acquisition and Retention
Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services
March 18, 2019
A rehab program is only as good as its staff. Acquiring, retaining and keeping rehab talent engaged is critical for program effectiveness.
Staffing issues can burden providers with additional costs and make it hard for them to deliver a consistently high quality of care, but there are key strategies to help relieve the staffing burden.
The medical industry is facing a growing talent shortage. Recent estimates predict that America will be short of more than 130,000 doctors by 2025. Specialized departments will suffer especially high shortage rates. If healthcare providers want to minimize the impact of this shortage, they must optimize their recruitment and retention practices.
This guide details the best strategies for making that happen!
Hospitals Face Mounting Pressure to Control Business Spend
March 5, 2019
Hospital business spend practices are experiencing a powerful shift as the industry goes deeper into value-based care and risk-based contracting. As a result, healthcare organizations must transform their business spend management (BSM) processes, especially in the areas of indirect spend and waste.
In a recent HealthLeaders Media Buzz Survey, sponsored in partnership with Coupa, a provider of BSM software, 110 hospital and health system leaders revealed their top business spend concerns. According to the survey, healthcare organizations are concerned or very concerned about process inefficiencies (93%), thinning margins (92%), visibility into indirect spend (87%), finance controls (74%), and spend risk-supplier fraud (65%), among other areas.
Survey respondents also shared insights into key waste areas, important technologies for managing indirect spend, and cost-cutting strategies they plan to deploy over the next two years.
Download the free Custom Research Report now to uncover the results!
Three is the Magic Number: Frequency and Timing of an Optimal Appointment Reminder Strategy
February 25, 2019
Three is a Magic Number
When was the last time you thought about your reminder strategy? Probably never. That’s ok. We think about it all the time so you don’t have to. Recently, we analyzed 20 million reminder and confirmation messages to learn the best frequency and timing. Now you can get the results!
Download our white paper, Three is the Magic Number: Frequency and Timing of an Optimal Appointment Reminder Strategy.
Changes abound in healthcare at a seemingly faster pace each passing day. Healthcare providers are asked to do more with less. Physicians are asked to adapt to new economics and quality scrutiny. Vendors are asked to forge stronger, more creative relationships with hospitals. All must combine efforts to ensure the best quality care for the patients at a price they are willing to pay.
Under this backdrop, value analysis plays a more critical role than ever before to improve quality of care while reducing cost of care. Using this model, health systems are able to make supply chain decisions across the enterprise for the betterment of patient care and the organization as a whole.
To help you on your value analysis journey, Premier has published the third edition of the Value Analysis Guide. It's designed to help you set a course for your value analysis program.
Download Premier’s Value Analysis Guide, Third Edition to discover how to develop a strong, structured value analysis process as a strategic tool.