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August 25, 2016 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Change Management, Regulatory, Reimbursement, Suppliers | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 1
Untangle the maze of codes, measures and regulations of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pay-for-performance programs.
July 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Benchmarking, Cost Management | Formats: Article
Each day, in hospitals across the country, supply chain professionals log into analytics tools to benchmark prices on hundreds of medical supplies and pharmacy items.
March 28, 2016 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Analytics, Benchmarking, Clinical Resource Management, CQO, Lean/Six Sigma | Formats: White Paper
As the healthcare landscape continues to shift, supply chain is increasingly becoming a focus for providers seeking financial sustainability. For supply chain to become a catalyst for organization – wide improvement, a systems perspective is needed. The Baldrige Excellence Framework is an evaluative tool to drive systems thinking across the organization. While the Framework is typically utilized to assess the performance of an entire organization, such as a healthcare provider, this paper explores the application of the Baldrige Excellence Framework to the healthcare supply chain as a unique entity. A brief overview and history of the Baldrige program will be provided, and then the paper will center on a discussion of how each of the seven criteria categories can be applied to the healthcare supply chain, and how the application of the criteria may yield supply chain results.
March 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Analytics, Cost Management, CQO, Regulatory | Formats: Advisory/Briefing/Update
This Awareness Brief provides a high level summary understanding of value based purchasing. The Hospital Value Based Purchasing Program adjusts hospitals’ payments based on their performance in four domains that reflect hospital cost, quality and outcomes.
January 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Analytics, Change Management, Cost Management | Formats: Article
We can demonstrate all of our metrics in a slick data set and make it easy to read in a graphical format, but the more important questions should be: How is this data relevant, why is it valuable, and what does it tell us?
August 20, 2015 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Analytics, Benchmarking, CQO, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Physician Preference | Formats: Leading Practice
Review the methods, means, and tools used by the Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, LA, to reduce Hospital Acquired Nosocomial Pressure Ulcers (NPU).
August 20, 2015 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Analytics, Clinical Resource Management, Cost Management, CQO, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness | Formats: Leading Practice
By focusing human and material resources on a specific healthcare quality initiative, University of Virginia Health System has improved patient outcomes, reduced overall costs, and “earned back” a portion of Medicare fees.