How Dignity Health is Leveraging Telepsychiatry in the Emergency Department to Reduce Response Time and Cost

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Dignity Health is one of the nation’s largest health systems and operates one of the largest hospital-based telehealth networks, known as Dignity Health Telemedicine Network (DHTN). While providing a range of telehealth services to its emergency department (EDs), DHTN began to notice that EDs had limited access to specialty behavioral health providers, which led to long wait times for both patients who needed psychiatric consults.

Read this case study to learn how DHTN partnered with Amwell to provide 24/7 access to acute behavioral health providers, and how that partnership led to:

  • A reduction in bedside response time to under 50 minutes
  • A decrease in the average case time for a patient
  • A discharge recommendation rate of approximately 40%
  • A new focus on the standardization of behavioral healthcare

2021 Healthcare Financial Trends Report - Evolving Technology and Best Practice Trends in Healthcare

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There is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, but the pandemic continues to roil the healthcare industry.

Discover how your organization’s experiences and plans stack up against 160+ hospitals in our annual technology survey, which also shares top strategies to grow financially and thrive in a post-pandemic environment.

You’ll find data and expert guidance to help your organization:

  • Become more flexible
  • Strengthen core processes
  • Build endurance for the future

Finally, the report also outlines the 7 imperatives organizations are working on in 2021.

A robust cost accounting and decision support software solution can incorporate data from multiple disparate systems, connecting health systems to a more complete picture of their costs. This is key to lowering costs, effective participation in alternative payment plans, and contract negotiations with payers.

Executive Brief: Patient Financial Review

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In a survey conducted by HFMA, respondents indicated that healthcare organizations need to improve their strategies around the patient financial experience. But where should you start?

In this executive brief, we identify key areas your leadership team should focus on to achieve this initiative. Including:

  • Strategic alignment of services with the health system’s mission and goals
  • Innovation and optimization
  • Trust and accountability
  • And many more!

Download your version now to see the complete list, and discover other useful insights for success!

The Technological Transition to Mobile: Best Practices for Navigating the New Normal

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As healthcare evolves, mobile technologies and clinical workflows will become an integral part of care delivery. Supporting remote staff, streamlining bedside workflows, and enabling more efficient technology allows healthcare to provide a higher quality of care and reduce clinical toil.

However, through this evolution, unique cybersecurity challenges have arisen and hastened the need for solving these risks through innovative and practical means.

Download this eBook to learn more about healthcare’s evolving technological journey in its transition to mobile, while discovering some best practices for navigating the new digital normal.

Aging America: Is Your Rehab Program Ready?

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Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services

Rehab programs are expecting to see a major influx of medically complex patients in the coming decades. However, COVID-19 has shifted that major influx and its anticipated years of preparation to present day.

Discover key strategies hospitals are integrating to successfully address the growing medically complex population even once COVID-19 subsides.

Survey Results: How Health Care Providers are Becoming Financially Resilient in the COVID-19 Era

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Financial resiliency for hospital executives is a continual pain point. Not only are they grappling with huge operational and care delivery shifts, but they also face growing financial challenges that will take years to sort through.

In a new HealthLeaders Buzz Survey, more than 100 health care provider leaders including CEOs, financial, clinical, operations, and IT, reveal that everything from workforce issues and technology gaps to inefficient business processes and dwindling investment capital have had an impact on revenue cycle performance in the last year.

Download the latest research brief today to learn:

  • Top barriers to achieving financial resilience
  • Areas ripe for improvement
  • Key strategies for achieving stronger financial health