Erkan Akyuz

Accelerating to Value-Based Care: 3 Ideas to Help You Maintain Enthusiasm and Momentum

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Value-based care will lead to lower costs, higher efficiency, and better patient outcomes. But sometimes, focus on the day-to- day logistics of your transition can cause you to lose sight of the larger goal. If you find enthusiasm for your value-based care initiatives waning — whether you’re halfway there, haven’t yet started, or are in the final sprint to the finish – consider these three ideas.

Sally Love Connally

From Crawl to Run: Why the CommonWell and Carequality Interoperability Agreement Is Important Step for Value-based Care

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With the recent passage of the “21 st Century Cures” initiative and focus on the ONC oversight rule, it is clear that the federal government wants to continue to promote and push interoperability as do we in the healthcare industry. Interoperability is essential for value-based care because having a complete patient record and just-in- time information provides an opportunity for more informed decision-making, a reduction in costs and higher-quality outcomes.

Billie Whitehurst

Three Key Reasons Hospitals Struggle to Improve Patient Outcomes and Labor Costs

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Relying on intuition, some healthcare leaders think there is an inverse relationship between positive patient outcomes and healthy labor costs. When labor costs improve, they assume staff is reduced and patient outcomes suffer. And when labor costs worsen, leadership believes it’s easier to meet quality goals and control length of stay. But it doesn’t have to be that way.