Eight hospitals, 163 clinics, 24 ancillary provider locations and 2,875 primary and specialty physicians have formed a new health network — Puget Sound High-Value Network. Some of the providers in the new network include: Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health (formerly Franciscan Health System); Bellevue, Wash.-based Overlake Medical Center; Bothell, Wash.-based Lakeshore Clinic; and Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center. The network will be managed by First Choice Health in Seattle.
AnMed Health System (Anderson, S.C.) has retrofitted nine X-ray rooms and three mobile imaging systems with DRX detectors and installed two CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-Ray Systems and a dual-detector CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution DR room.
Written by the CIO of Kaiser Permanente Phil Fasano, Transforming Health Care combines healthcare, technology, and finance in an innovative new way that explains the future of healthcare and its effects on patient care, exploring the emergence of electronic tools that will transform the medical industry. Valuable for insights into Kaiser Permanente as much as for Healthcare and IT.
In what could be a bellwether for healthcare under ACA, Community Health Systems has seen a major downturn in admissions and revenue. CHS, a Fortune 500 company, is the largest non-urban hospital owner. CHS operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.
Helen Macfie, PharmD, Chief Transformation Officer, and Regina Berman, MA, BSN, Vice President of Population Health, have been hired to improve outcomes, reduce hospital readmissions, and coordinate care throughout the community.
The new Beaumont system will account for about 30% of the Detroit market, based on hospital inpatient and outpatient services, where it competes with Henry Ford, Detroit Medical Center and St. John Providence Health System. “On a geographical analysis, these three organizations are very compatible and help create a much more comprehensive geographic coverage for the region.”
UCLA Health System is revered worldwide for its top-tier patient/customer care. Great physicians, nurses, researchers, and staff are only part of the equation; UCLA’s overall success is a result of organization-wide collaboration that is driven by leaders with a shared vision of unyielding excellence. Michelli breaks down UCLA’s approach into five simple principles.
These letters provide a unique and personal glimpse inside Kaiser Permanente, an organization that is both learning how to deliver the next generation of care, and teaching the world how to provide the very best patient-focused, electronically connected team care resulting in measurable and continuously improving medical outcomes. These are the exact letters that went to all members of the Kaiser Permanente care teams.
"Essentially it wipes out any profit we would have next year, so that's kind of why we're struggling with it," said Jackson Health System chief financial officer Mark Knight, noting the state's largest public hospital had operated in the red for years before turning things around. Jackson stands to lose $47 million in Medicaid funding with this one issue. Tampa General would be out $13.3 million.
Banner will spend at least $500 million toward capital projects in the next five years, and it will pay $300 million to establish an academic endowment. UAHN’s long-term debt, totaling about $146 million, will also be paid off.
Often a change of ownership or management gives new suppliers and salespeople to get traction in an account. Often partnerships result in new funding. Check this list and see if any of these facilities fall in your sales territory.
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Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic reveals for the first time how this complex service organization fosters a culture that exceeds customer expectations and earns deep loyalty from both customers and employees. Service business authority Leonard Berry and Mayo Clinic marketing administrator Kent Seltman explain how the Clinic implements and maintains its strategy, adheres to its management system, executes its care model, and embraces new knowledge.
“The majority of hospitals and health systems are seeing a flattening of their inpatient volumes,” said Jeff Jones, a managing director for Huron Consulting Group. “Some are beginning to see a sustained decline." With so many major Healthcare IDN's experiencing dramatic revenue decreases costs, both operational and capital expenditures are being cut. If you aren't providing cost savings solutions to your healthcare customers you won't be in business much longer.