Hospital Pharmacies Offer an Untapped Source of Powerful Cost Savings
October 24, 2018
Facing increasing margin pressures—and having already implemented many proven cost reduction and revenue-increasing measures—hospitals and health systems have to find new ways of reducing their costs without compromising quality or patient safety.
By drawing on the expertise of their pharmacy team and the power of clinical surveillance solutions that enhance and extend the power of electronic health records and other hospital technologies, hospitals and health systems can realize significant cost savings. Forward-looking organizations have already documented savings that, depending on the size of the organization, can amount to millions—even tens of millions of dollars annually.
In this new white paper, we explore how pharmacist patient-care oversight across a single site or system can help hospitals 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. Targeted, strategic efforts that leverage the skill sets of pharmacy teams and surveillance technology can maximize those clinical efficiencies critical to continuously improve the health of patients, outcomes and your hospitals’ bottom line.
InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO), part of Samaritan Health Plans, is tasked with delivering managed care to Oregon’s Medicaid recipients. With a focus on prevention and management of chronic conditions, each CCO is a network of physical, behavioral, and mental health providers. The state’s mandate for these organizations is to improve care by integrating behavioral, mental, and physical health; shifting from a fee-for-service to a fee-for-value payment model; focusing on social determinants of health; and decreasing medical costs.
Using both clinical and social determinants of health data will help providers identify high-risk patients, focus more on their care, even view them differently. Learn more about how IHN-CCO and its stakeholders are realizing the benefit of having comprehensive, aggregated health data to support programs such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems, Quality Measure, and Alternative Payment Methodologies reporting, all of which require detailed and comprehensive health information.
Providers need help measuring quality outcomes as they shift to the new fee-for-value payment model; now they have data in one place.
The business value of improving Patient Experience
October 17, 2018
With the healthcare industry bowing to consumerization, consumers are expecting and demanding higher quality service from their providers.
Retaining patients, particularly in the current age of healthcare consumerization, is becoming more difficult. As such, healthcare organizations must take proactive steps to keep their consumers satisfied by improving their patient experience levels.
Which is why we have created this free resource to help you understand why you must improve your patient experience.
Reading through our free e-book, you'll:
- Understand the differences between the two often misused healthcare terms - "patient experience and "patient satisfaction"
- Realize how your perceptions about these terms shape your organization's patient management strategy
- Recognize the benefits (both from a professional and business POV) of taking proactive steps to improve patient experience
- What not to do when creating and implementing a patient experience program
Optimal care delivery is a necessity in today’s healthcare environment.
In this guidebook, Premier®, a leading healthcare improvement company with an alliance of approximately 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems, provides a framework that can be used to consistently deliver the most efficient, effective and caring healthcare experience to every patient, every time.
Uncover the 5 strategic elements to creating a culture of care delivery optimization.
The power of clarity: Bringing data and performance improvement into focus
October 17, 2018
One thing is for certain: The American health care system doesn’t suffer from lack of data or information.
The biggest gap we have in achieving improvement is the lack of insights within the available data.
The data must be transparent, deep, and allow for meaningful comparisons.
Download this eBook to discover:
- the 3 C's of a healthy analytics program
- How to use data to achieve a clinically integrated supply chain
- Why transparency is a critical component in advancing health care improvement
- The role of data in performance improvement
The Longitudinal Consumer Journey - New Research from Gartner
October 1, 2018
Successful patient engagement in the on-demand economy requires a complete understanding of consumers in your market. In order to acquire this 360° view, providers must look beyond point-of-care events and examine consumer behavior, attributes, and risk.
Longitudinal engagement in healthcare is supported and accomplished by two primary systems: CRM and EHR. Integrating these two platforms gives health systems the ability to understand a consumer’s care journey both in and out of the hospital.
Consumers weigh a lot of options when selecting a provider or hospital, such as price, amenities, service, and convenience. Learn what they value most and how to provide them with meaningful messages that address their wants and needs. Expand the care continuum beyond hospital walls to inspire behavior change and improve outcomes.
In this new white paper featuring research from Gartner, we explore the longitudinal consumer journey to help solve some of the patient loyalty and engagement challenges facing healthcare organizations.