Learn how one of our Network members, Spectrum Health, is putting lean into action in Michigan. Read the press release here.
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Read what healthcare leaders think about the reasons behind disparities in healthcare costs and how the issue can be addressed. Full article here.
Dr. Toussaint was in Chicago last week for the American College of Healthcare Executives 2014 Congress. There, he accepted ACHE’s 2014 Dean Conley Award for his article, “A Management, Leadership and Board Road Map to Transforming Care for Patients,” which published in the spring 2013 issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management. Dr. Toussaint took some […]
On Monday, the Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill (HR 4302) that would implement a temporary fix for Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula and delay the ICD-10 compliance deadline until 2015, The Hill’s “Floor Action” reports. The House-approved “doc fix” proposal, introduced by Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-Pa.), would push back the ICD-10 compliance […]
In 2009, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts introduced a payment reform model called the Alternative Quality Contract (AQC). The AQC employs a population-based global budget coupled with significant financial incentives based upon performance on a broad set of quality measures. The twin goals of the AQC are to significantly reduce health care spending growth […]
Appleton, Wis. (March 13, 2014) — The Clinical Business Intelligence Network (CBIN), a peer‐to‐peer learning community that brings together healthcare leaders in performance improvement, clinical analytics, business intelligence and IT, is pleased to announce its newest member, Aspirus in Wausau, Wis. For full story click here.
A Wisconsin ACO formed by two health systems, Bellin Health and ThedaCare, had the most success in keeping its diabetes patients’ blood sugar levels below the target set by Medicare, the data show. Eighty-four percent of that ACO’s patients hit that target, much better than the average ACO rate of 65 percent. Just 24 percent of patients with the Accountable Care Coalition […]
MemorialCare in Fountain Valley, CA and Boulder Community Hospital in Boulder, CO are the newest members of the Clinical Business Intelligence Network. Read about the network’s groundbreaking work – 20131101 MemorialCare-Boulder Release_FINAL-Web
This multimedia presentation shows how leaders from five California public hospital systems traveled the country to learn how to apply the Lean management model to improve patient care. To view the presentation, click here – http://www.chcf.org/publications/2013/12/getting-lean
Dr. John Toussaint is interviewed via webcast by The Post Crescent regarding healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act, and current experiments in the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, Wisconsin Health Information Organization, and Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality. To view the webcast, click here