All-Payer Claims Databases (APCDs) offer considerable potential, yet what is their ultimate value? What can states with new APCDs, such as California, learn from one another as they build them? And how can health care organizations in these states best prepare to be part of an APCD?
Symphony’s success in gaining increasing marketplace interest shows the opportunities available when introducing a statewide health-related database. Yet there can also be significant stumbling blocks. As one of the nation’s leaders in offering statewide health-related databases, California offers ample examples of the possibilities - and challenges - common with such initiatives.
With enterprise portfolio management (EPM), large projects are centrally evaluated to determine overall progress and effectiveness, actual project spend versus budget, and continued alignment with the larger, strategic objectives of the organization.
As primary care practitioners consider participating in the Primary Care First (PCF) initiative, it will be prudent to determine their practice’s tolerance to assume the financial risk for population management, as well as broadly assess their readiness to deliver comprehensive primary care to achieve PCF's targets.
As seen in the AAHAM Journal. Workplace violence against health workers is rising and gaining more attention from providers, professional organizations, the media, and regulatory bodies such as the Joint Commission, which recently published a Sentinel Event Alert on the topic. From 2002 to 2013, incidents of serious workplace violence against health care workers were four times more common in health care than in private industry, according to the Occupational...
How can organizations more consistently enjoy the benefits of superior program management? Start by avoiding these five leading program management pitfalls and instead embracing best practices.
With data volumes increasing exponentially, health care can no longer rely on antiquated data presentation tools like spreadsheets and tables. What’s needed are new and creative means of data visualization to help users more effectively determine findings and trends, communicate analytical results, and make better business decisions.
Many questions arise with a merger or affiliation: Will departments and staffs be combined, will there be a consolidation of the systems used, and will there be opportunities to create a shared services model? Ultimately, how do you ensure merger or affiliation success? Here are seven detail-oriented steps to consider.
Is Your Health Care Project Headed the Wrong Way? By Zaida S. Aronovsky & Chet Stagnaro
Just because a major project is treading new ground does not mean it is destined for failure. By knowing the warning signs of a troubled project, you can intervene more quickly and effectively. Based on our more than 45 combined years of experience rescuing faltering projects, here are five of the most common red flags – and what you can do about them.
If you are thinking about a blockchain solution for your organization, it’s good to know which solutions are poised to deliver the greatest return on investment. This article highlights two of the most promising uses of blockchain in decentralized health care: digital distributed transactional ledgers and smart contracts.
While most health care organizations do well updating policies and processes to support cultural transformation, they often struggle with encouraging corresponding staff behaviors to support it. Organizations seeking successful changes to support strategic goals and cultural transformation need behaviors that align with their efforts.