Utilizing Performance Improvement (LEAN/SixSigma) and Human Centered Design to Improve the Healthcare System from the Patient Perspective
Mar09

Utilizing Performance Improvement (LEAN/SixSigma) and Human Centered Design to Improve the Healthcare System from the Patient Perspective

The healthcare ecosphere is rapidly evolving with hospitals and health systems trying to keep up. Reimbursements are dropping, value-based care is becoming a reality, and consumer (i.e. patient) expectations of services have risen and evolved over the last several years. Given these and other challenges, it is no wonder healthcare leaders are turning to structured problem solving techniques to help solve the most complex challenges...

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8 Ways Applying for Advanced Certification Can Improve Your TJR Program
Nov16

8 Ways Applying for Advanced Certification Can Improve Your TJR Program

Applying to the Joint Commission for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery can do a lot for your TJR program. In our recent webinar featuring CHI St. Alexius and The Bone & Joint Center, 45% of the participants were interested in the marketing benefits of Advanced Certification. Meeting the requirements of certification also offers an excellent framework for improving the quality of patient care....

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The gap between best and worst performing hospitals for spine surgery: 4 key notes
Jun27

The gap between best and worst performing hospitals for spine surgery: 4 key notes

The Spine Journal published a new study examining the gap between the best and worst performing hospitals for 90-day spine surgery episodes of care.

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2015 Ortho Transformation Award Finalists Announced
Mar26

2015 Ortho Transformation Award Finalists Announced

We’re happy to announce the five healthcare organizations have been selected as finalists in the 2015 Ortho Transformation Awards competition. With the industry’s push to implement value-based care, orthopedic service line leaders are under immense pressure to change their systems and processes to be resilient and adaptable to payment reform and new models of care. The five finalists are healthcare providers that have...

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Surgeons and surgery are missing components in Medicare ACOs

Tellingly, not a single interviewee could say–or would even guess–how much of their ACO’s total expenditures were attributable to...

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