A new metric tracking the number of observation days as a percentage of total days will help hospitals determine if patients are being appropriately assigned to observation status.
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Empathy can play a powerful role in building a common culture within a newly combined organization.
For more than a decade, hospitals, payers, and other healthcare stakeholders have experimented with moving healthcare payment from fee-for-service, volume-based contracts to arrangements that reward providers for the value of the care they provide.
To mitigate the impact of labor shortages, health systems must ensure they can move nimbly in hiring qualified staff while doubling down on their employee retention strategies.
When your mother is sick, do you give her the number to your health system’s call center and hope for the best? Or do you start working your relationships to figure out how to get her...
The physician enterprise of a hospital or health system must similarly balance three dimensions: the productivity of its clinicians, the organization’s capacity to provide access to care to patients when they need it, and the volume of existing and potential patients in the markets it serves.
Hospital and health system leaders are currently facing multiple threats to the long-term financial stability of their institutions. Learn how you can improve.
Tectonic shifts are reshaping healthcare, requiring incumbent healthcare providers to rethink their business model from the ground up.
A New Look at Hospital Length of Stay: Substantial Benefits Emerge through Focus on Care Transitions
Ensure the right care is delivered, in the right setting, at the right time, with the right workforce—every time, for every patient.
How health systems can alter their delivery systems to best succeed in a new reality of healthcare industry disruption and transformation.
Learn how hospitals are taking a different approach to cost-reduction goals, supported by advanced analytics and statistical modeling that can demonstrate how fewer labor hours and lower total costs can deliver consistent and excellent clinical outcomes.
Healthcare organizations should set multiyear savings goals in the range of 25-30 percent over a five-year period.