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High Performance: A Road Map to Payer Success in U.S. Healthcare

January 29, 2007

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Forces at Work The highly complex market characterized by powerful and constantly changing market forces requires agility, foresight and relentless execution from payers that hope to survive and prosper. Examples of some of the challenges affecting these organizations include: Changing demographics; Increasing costs due to a growing shortage of hospital beds, a lack of personnel […]

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Q&A With Grace-Marie Turner

January 29, 2007

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Healthcare Technology: Why did you found the Galen Institute? Grace-Marie Turner: Health policy is something that I think is tremendously important to every one of us. I was a consultant in the early 1990s, writing policy papers and doing research for individuals and companies on a number of issues. I increasingly wanted to focus on […]

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The Impact on Healthcare Costs For American Companies

January 29, 2007

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Nearly 100,000 Americans lose their lives each year to preventable medical errors.[1] More than 45 million Americans — about 15 percent of the total population — are uninsured.[2] Getting evidence-based care in many situations is not much better than a coin flip[3], and medical costs are now the country’s second leading cause of personal bankruptcy.[4] […]

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A Vision Shared

January 29, 2007

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Global Care Solutions identified in 1997 that a single integrated Total Hospital Information System (THIS) is what clinicians and administrators need for their facilities. This would provide users with optimal work flow and reliability. Since those early days, a totally integrated, single database solution that serves the entire facility’s needs was born: GCS Hospital 2000 […]

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The Clinical and Financial Transformation of Asia’s Largest Private Hospital

January 29, 2007

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Established in 1980, Bumrungrad Hospital is a recognized provider of premium private healthcare throughout Thailand and Southeast Asia. Bumrungrad is the first hospital in Asia to be accredited by the U.S.-based Joint Commission on International Accreditation. Located in central Bangkok, the hospital is a 554-bed tertiary care facility serving over 1.2 million patients annually. This […]

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Integrating Decision Support to Optimize Care

January 29, 2007

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Studies estimate that the adoption of health information technology (HIT) could produce efficiency and safety savings of $142 billion in U.S. physician offices and $371 billion in U.S. hospitals over the next 15 years. By implementing electronic health records, electronic ordering systems, decision support tools and handheld devices, U.S. healthcare providers can reduce healthcare spending […]

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The Case for Decision Support: Safer Medication Management and Lower Costs

January 29, 2007

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“First do no harm” is a foundational principle in healthcare. Because of that principle, medication safety moved to the forefront of discussion with the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 1999 revelation that more than 7,000 people in the United States die annually from medication errors.[1] Subsequently, the July 2006 IOM report “Preventing Medication Errors”[2] again focused […]

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Business Intelligence and the High-Performance Provider

January 29, 2007

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Key Attributes of High-Performance Providers Accenture has conducted extensive research into the components of high performance in other industries. This knowledge is largely derived from the Accenture Institute for High Performance Business, a focused group of experienced senior professionals. The institute runs rigorous, original research programs, all based upon deep inquiry and analytic skill, extensive […]

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Eliminating Healthcare Fraud Through Technology

January 29, 2007

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There are many types of healthcare fraud. It can be driven by healthcare and insurance providers, patients, employers or any combination of the above. Healthcare providers might make claims for services not provided, or overcharge for services they did provide. They might also submit claims for additional or more expensive services than were strictly necessary. […]

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