Workforce Management Strategies that Work Now: Optimize Staffing to Improve Financial and Clinical Outcomes
API Healthcare, now a part of symplr
July 22, 2020
In the face of uncertainty, a strong workforce management strategy can be a stabilizing force. Learn how health system leaders are using innovations in strategy and technology to achieve better clinical, financial, and operational outcomes.
This industry research report addresses:
How to use patient-centered staffing to ensure both clinical and financial outcomes.
Techniques for building sustainable success with a workforce management strategy enabled by data, technology, policy, process, and people.
A proven approach for achieving success with data-driven staffing decisions.
Empowering Patients Helps Improve Your Bottom Line
July 21, 2020
Price transparency is becoming increasingly more important as we usher in the new era of healthcare consumerism.
As members seek higher quality affordable care, many provider offices that have yet to embrace a price transparency policy may lose current or potential new patients. Cost-of-treatment conversations are often hampered, not for competitive or proprietary reasons, but because the provider’s office lacks the capacity to reflect the member’s specific benefits and plan negotiated price discounts. But when it comes to understanding what patients owe, providers can no longer afford to be uninformed.
Embracing the COVID-19 Disruption: Defining the Future of Hospitals
July 2, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has transformed healthcare overnight. With their missions on the line, health systems are deploying creative solutions to improve care delivery. Traditional hospital models are being redefined through better-integrated provider teams and technology-driven holistic care, such as:
Virtual front doors: triage models that quickly identify the appropriate level of care
Beyond in-person care: new technologies for patients and providers to connect in non-traditional settings.
Accelerated adoption of artificial intelligence and remote care
As the number of COVID-19 patients in recovery increases, so will the need for rehabilitation. Twenty percent of patients recovering from COVID-19 will require facility-based rehab, according to a recent study in the Journal of Rehabilitation Management. Further, the study underscored that inpatient rehab plays a unique and positive role in treating patients recovering from COVID-19. This guide provides research findings and key strategies hospitals can utilize to improve outcomes through rehabilitation for the care of patients recovering from COVID-19.
Future-Proof Your Health System: Navigating Size, Scale and Systemness
June 4, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the globe, it has never been clearer that health systems must be equipped to respond to unpredictable and disruptive threats.
This means not only managing an immediate crisis but also planning for both near- and longer-term impacts. As the initial wave of COVID-19 infections ebbs, new challenges are on the horizon: a severely damaged economy increased unemployment and additional waves of the virus. The health care marketplace is evolving rapidly. Patients have adapted to new care modalities, especially telehealth and digital options, and regulations have been relaxed, at least temporarily. We face an uncertain imperative around what it will take to keep our patients and staff safe.
These new developments only further heighten the pre-existing urgency to improve health care affordability, reduce complexity, and transform our business model. Change is afoot, and it is coming more quickly than before.
These forces are upending the rules of engagement for players across the health care ecosystem. Now is the time to ensure your health system can adapt and remain relevant in an uncertain, challenging, and rapidly changing landscape. Do you have what it takes to meet the urgent needs of today’s operating environment? Do you have a strategy for leveraging the full resources of your health system to take on future disruptions?
This e-book offers fresh perspectives on navigating size, scale, and systemness to further clarify your vision and strategic approach.
Healthcare Rebuilds: Financial Foundations - The New Access Economy
May 29, 2020
Hospitals and health systems around the country made a quick pivot to telehealth services in mid-March as a safe means of providing nonessential primary and specialty patient care during the COVID-19 crisis. Relaxed HIPAA and payment regulations made it possible for providers to dramatically expand their existing telehealth operations or to build a new platform to reach and treat patients remotely. A sudden willingness among physicians and patients to participate in virtual care appointments helped to accelerate the growth trend.
Years of telehealth adoption happened in just a few weeks. Adoption rose exponentially to levels that may not be realistic long term. In the final report of a three-part series, healthcare finance executives from Luminis Health, The MetroHealth System, Jupiter Medical Center, and Mount Sinai South Nassau address a crucial question: Do they go all-in on telehealth, or wait for a new telehealth equilibrium in customer expectations, payer reimbursement, and clinical operations?