The CQO movement is the health care supply chain’s fitness tracker. It engages supply chain with leaders across the healthcare environment to apply a new approach. To start with your own CQO KPI, look for your Bigfoot within your organization to identify top priorities. After looking at those top priorities, apply the CQO perspective.
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Cost per case is a valuable measure because it captures multiple data points. As reports are developed and used, CPC can prove a powerful tool for finding cost reduction and process improvement opportunities—and that can impact your hospital’s bottom line.
How a Community Hospital Improved Heart Attack Outcomes while Reducing Costs to Outperform Most Hospitals in the Country
This article is from the March/April 2017 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. At St. Francis Hospital, HealthTrust advisors and the cardiovascular team implemented successful processes producing consistent door-to-balloon times of less than 35 minutes, slashed costs associated with renal failure by 90 percent, and reduced readmissions below the national benchmark. HealthTrust is a sponsor of the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement.
Healthcare reform is driving unprecedented changes in the management, funding and delivery of care as hospitals develop and implement strategies to achieve higher quality care at lower cost. The problem many hospitals face involves the gaps in data between costly supplies, and how they are managed in the item master and chargemaster. Having links and systems in place to audit and validate the item to charge accuracy is crucial. Without this foundation, providers lose the ability to trust their physician quality outcome assessments and episodic care analytics.
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