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8 Types of Reports that Help Hospitals Get Leaner

Reports for Leaner Hospitals

The coronavirus pandemic has unleashed unprecedented financial pressure on hospitals to get leaner and become more agile; especially with a third wave on the horizon (in fact, some observers say that the third wave is already here). Yet at the same time, hospitals cannot risk making cuts that adversely impact patients who receive care, or the staff members who deliver it.

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5 Ways that Covid-19 Could Improve the Future of Healthcare

The Covid-19 crisis is far from over. However, the experience so far is revealing ways that the overall healthcare system could be improved to benefit patients, providers and communities.

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6 Types of Reports to Help Hospitals Chart and Navigate the Post-Coronavirus Restart

Post-Covid-19 Healthcare Reports

According to a report by the American Hospital Association (AHA), since March hospitals across the U.S. have lost an estimated $50 billion by complying with guidance from policymakers to preserve resources for COVID-19 patients. To navigate the post-coronavirus restart, here are some examples of reports designed to help hospitals increase revenues, contain costs, reduce expenditures, improve quality of care, and ensure compliance.

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How Shared Learning is Helping Hospitals Identify Patients with COVID-19

Covid-19

One of the defining characteristics of healthcare is that there is (and always will be) an iterative aspect when dealing with new conditions and diseases. The good news is that process leads to therapies, cures and vaccines. The bad news is that, because there are so many stakeholders in the system, it takes a while for raw information to evolve into actionable intelligence — which is an aspect that deeply frustrates practitioners who desperately want to help, along with patients who desperately need it.

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How Integrated Reports Empower Hospitals’ Unheralded Heroes: Cost Accountants

Cost Accountants

Despite their vital contributions, cost accountants struggle mightily to get the basic data they need to do their jobs. For example, consider a cost accountant who is mandated to gather, classify, analyze, summarize, and allocate costs associated with the organization.

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The 3 A’s of Meaningful Operational Reports: Available, Accessible and Actionable

Meaningful Operational Reports

Mark Twain once said that the difference between the right word and the almost right word “’tis the difference between lightening and the lightening bug.” Well, if Mr. Twain was a 21st century Medical Director instead of a 19th century writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer (plus legend has it that he loved cats), in making his point he might have swapped lightening and lightening bugs for a different tandem: meaningful operational reports and misleading hospital reports.

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5 Key Elements of Automation in Healthcare Reporting

Elements of Automation

Automation is one of those concepts that can mean different things to different organizations — and quite often, to different people in the same organization!

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On the Road to ACO: How Hospitals Can Mine Nuggets from Mountains of Claims Data

For the accountable care model to achieve its potential and purpose, hospitals need visibility beyond their walls to understand where and when patients are seeking health services, and how that access ultimately affects the bottom-line. However, many hospital executives would admit that that their organization’s road to accountable care has been bumpy rather than uplifting.

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“Ding Dong the Backlog is Dead!”: How Hospitals Can (Finally) Achieve Reporting Maturity

Hospital Reporting Maturity

Maturity models have been a part of hospital environments for decades, such as those that aim to drive continuous improvement in process management, continuity of care, organizational design and learning, governance, risk management, compliance, and so on. However, an area that has not traditionally been part of the maturity model conversation — but needs to be part of the focus on today’s complex, rapidly-changing and resource-challenged healthcare landscape — is reporting.

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How Context Transforms Raw Healthcare Data into Actionable Business Intelligence

Putting Healthcare Data in Context

Hospitals that generate information from their various systems and obtain it from third parties (e.g. post-acute care organizations), must recognize that data on its own has no context. It is raw material that can lead to faster and smarter decisions. But this only happens when hospitals know what questions to ask of the massive amount of data in their ecosystem — i.e. when they supply the right context — so that information can translate into intelligence.

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