LifePoint Hospitals chose Kaufman Hall’s costing solution, part of the Axiom Software Suite, and implemented a more streamlined, automated process that involves taking a series of financial and clinical inputs, applying value-added processing to transform the data, and generating outputs that support strategic and tactical planning. The resulting data takes the form of a series of reports (some of them online and interactive, others off-line) that encompass service line and payer trends, population and physician analysis, strategic modeling, and workload projections.