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April Newsletter – Industry Expertise & Top Consultant Insights

TOPIC: Publications

Your April eNewsletter from Freed Associates.


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Here we are in the 2nd quarter of 2017, with each month rolling by at a rapid rate. We are all dealing with change and uncertainty in our industry and in our lives. Freed is finding that our clients are focused on the basics, cost reduction, improved quality and customer/patient satisfaction. We sometimes forget in times of change that we cannot abandon the basics and the keys to being successful, while also growing and innovating. I am enjoying meeting with a variety of clients and discussing perspectives and concerns. Our team is continuing to reach out and discuss your challenges and hopefully provide some context for the issues you face. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me; I am here to engage. I hope at least one or more of our articles resonates with something you are doing or plan to do in the coming months.Best regards, Contact Dava

POV: Spur Innovation with a Continuous Improvement Focus
By: Carly Dunham As seen in Healthcare Informatics.A growing number of hospitals and health systems in recent years have embraced the principles and practices of continuous improvement (CI) as a transformative way to improve or remove waste and inefficiencies from their systems and processes.Continue reading…

SUCCESS STORY: New Data Warehouse Capability Helps Company Improve and Expand its Services
By: Alan Stadelhofer A national provider of physician services wished to enhance its BI capabilities to improve staffing and clinical services at its client locations. Freed helped BI team members better understand the new implementation approach, as well as of clinical data and work flow. Freed’s custom tools helped the business and BI teams achieve more successful and timely reporting structures.Continue reading…

POV: The Value to Hospitals of IT Portfolio Management
By: Mark Jahn As seen in Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review.Just as investors use portfolio management to ensure that their resources are appropriately balanced among various types of investments, so too should hospital IT leaders use IT portfolio management to direct their allocation of project resources.Continue reading…

SUCCESS STORY: Health System Significantly Enhances Patient Access
By: Chelsea White A major California health system sought to expand the service offerings and efficiency of its patient access department while also reducing costs. These efforts included operational enhancements, financial improvement projects, position control development, and department expansions/acquisitions.Continue reading…

NEWS: Samir Panchal Presented at the HFMA Conference on Turnaround Management Efforts
Freed Associates Samir Panchal presented with Alameda Health System CFO, David Cox at the HFMA NorCal Annual Spring Conference, April 14. They shared the journey Alameda Health System (AHS) embarked upon to transform into a profitable, competitive player in the Bay Area healthcare market.View Samir’s presentation here…

NEWS: Freed Sponsoring HFMA So Cal Women’s Day
Freed Associates is sponsoring the April 28, 2017, HFMA Southern California Chapter Second Annual Women’s Event. The event theme this year is “Pursuing Your Passion.” The event will be held at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California.For more information, and to register, go here.

NEWS: Freed Sponsoring HIMSS Annual State HIT Day
Freed Associates will be a sponsor at the Northern California and Southern California Chapters of HIMSS annual State HIT Day on May 3, 2017 in Sacramento at the RCRC (Rural County Representative of California) Building; 1215 K Street.For more information, and to register, go here.

NEWS: Dava Freed Speaking at the HFMA Northern California Annual Women’s Event June 23, 2017
Dava Freed, founder and CEO of Freed Associates will be speaking on the topic of “Thriving in Times of Change” at the HFMA Northern California Annual Women’s Event June 23, 2017, at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, CA. Freed Associates will also be sponsoring this event.For more information, and to register, go here.

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