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Successful CQO initiatives must start with data that is reliable and accurate, but it takes physician leadership to make sure it is also meaningful. With the complex array of data sources available today, special skillsets are needed to drive a clinically oriented data strategy and build an architecture of analytics that can be drilled down to physician level and individual cost drivers.
The ISM® Hospital Report On Business® is the first ISM® report to focus on the healthcare sector. It is being established in partnership with AHRMM, and with the assistance of the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI).
Healthcare delivery systems in the U.S. have traditionally targeted health intervention strategies at individuals rather than populations. However, the transition to value-based care necessitates that healthcare providers develop population health management strategies to improve disease management. This article outlines the ways in which population health management can benefit both the healthcare system and the health of the communities it serves. By: Michelle Kurta, Mary Beth Lang, Benjamin Collier, and Scott Mullins
Savvy supply chain leaders must go beyond medical product pricing to achieve the next level of savings for their organizations
Bundled payments provide a single payment for a defined episode of care that is shared among the caregivers involved in the delivery of care, with the risk shifting primarily to hospitals. The logic is that this will promote better care coordination among the various providers, while reducing wide variations in both the cost of care and how care is delivered. Download Article
In the spectrum of payment models, with fee-for service on one end and capitation on the other, bundled payments is somewhere in the middle. No single payment model has been completely successful in the past, but there is no dispute that cost reduction must be one of the primary goals of any model that all stakeholders can agree on. Download Article
How often have you heard that supply chain is involved in patient care from the moment the patient walks in the door to discharge? Well, now that concept has gone a step further, and we need to think out of the box and as a patient ourselves. Download Article
When I started in supply chain, the position that was presented afforded me the opportunity to utilize my clinical and business skills with the goal to maximize relationships that I had cultivated over the years as a critical care nurse and leader. Healthcare was going through a transformative change with the introduction of diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) and managed care impacting the way hospitals and ultimately physicians would be paid. The job description was for a clinical resource manager—a novel concept at the time.
The evolution of our healthcare system from a volume-based to a value-based model is driving provider organizations to adopt patient-centric, outcomes-based success metrics for operational processes in both acute and non-acute settings. Download Article
Supply chain must play an integral role in the care delivery process through cross-departmental partnerships that support evidence-based value analysis. Michael Louviere, System VP of Supply Chain at OHS shares his insights on what he calls a 'new adventureattempting to support best practices by collecting clinical evidence and synthesizing it to ensure that clinical practice is based on integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available relevant external clinical evidence from systematic research.