Tag Archives: health care technology

Three steps: Get ready for risk-based, fee-for-value health care

Ready or not, here it comes — risk-based, fee-for-value health care is here or coming to a market near you! Health care providers are no longer asking whether they should get ready. They are asking: How fast should we make the transition? They know it may not be pretty. “Organizations need to set a goal […]
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Care transitions can feel like changing the tires while driving

While providers may now see population health programs as key to value-based care success, many are struggling with implementing change in a way that affects outcomes. “It’s like the proverbial changing of the tires while driving down the road at 90 mph,” says Steve Griffiths, senior vice president of Health Care Analytics Consulting at Optum. […]
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Confirm patients’ medical memories to develop complete health histories

Can you remember what you wore to work last Thursday? How about what you had for lunch yesterday? We humans aren’t particularly great at recalling details. Study after study shows it. Colonoscopy patients don’t remember details of their procedures when more than a year has passed, according to a report in Healio. How about hip […]
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How an outstanding provider got even better with analytics

Lehigh Valley Health Network was already a pretty stellar health care organization. After all, it had been listed in US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” 20 years running, and the American Hospital Association had numbered it among the “100 Most Wired” in 11 consecutive years. But the Pennsylvania provider wasn’t about to rest […]
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Make wise investments along your journey from volume to value

Executives in provider organizations are often mission-driven, focusing on maintaining and strengthening their institution so that it can continue to provide critical services to its community. It’s important that you’re careful with the resources that are entrusted to you. So you’ve been deliberate as you’ve looked for ways to optimize clinical and financial performance. You’ve […]
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Your journey to a new health care world needs a new mindset

In addition to making value-based care more widespread, health reform legislation in the late 2000s set the stage for a massive influx of newly insured patients. These developments are some of the major reasons that provider leaders like you are looking at ways to adjust your care delivery model. It is in this stage of […]
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Health care alliances require balance, clear goals

In our previous post, we discussed how health care alliances are becoming more prevalent as the industry evolves. There are tremendous benefits to forming alliances, but health care leaders need some solid skills and strategies to make them work. There are a number of challenges in making a health care alliance work. First, each alliance […]
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Realizing the value of health care alliances

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have ebbed and flowed with the health care industry for decades. The economic downturn of the late 2000s brought with it an increase in M&A activity. But, while it’s still an important trend, another trend is emerging that may contribute to a slowing of M&A: provider alliances. In the latest Optum […]
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Comparing speed vs. value when measuring health outcomes

Health care organizations that are years into the transition to value-based care know a robust analytics solution that provides timely insights and actionable results can help them understand risk and manage patient populations. But what if you are just starting out? Analytics tools can help here too. They can help discover patterns in your data […]
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Using technology to drive business transformation

The challenges of today’s evolving health care climate will not be resolved with yesterday’s technology. For a payer organization to effectively compete and thrive in the current environment, it must replace outdated legacy platforms, aging ancillary systems and expensive, error-prone manual processes. Payers need next-generation, business-transforming technology that radically innovates and efficiently addresses business imperatives. […]
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