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Budget Battles

You work for the same organization. Right? That means you’re on the same team. Right? So why is the budget process so contentious between finance and service line managers? Read on to find the problem explained and solutions offered.

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The Triple Budget

Want to build a better budget? Build three. Here’s how and why it works.

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Spring Cleaning Your Data

Over time, data gets cluttered, disorganized and less useful – compelling you to clean it up. Here are some places those digital dust bunnies are hiding.

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How One Polaris Customer Navigates Service Line Management

Managing a hospital service line is like sailing. You may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but you better be ready to adjust your sails. Find out how Polaris reports provide trusted data to help a Perioperative Services VP navigate the service line.

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40 Years of DVHIMSS

Polaris Strategic Solutions congratulates the HIMSS Delaware Valley Chapter on 40 years of outstanding service to healthcare IT professionals. In celebration of this anniversary, the organization recently held the “Forty and Fabulous!” gala. And Polaris was there.

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There’s An Exception to Every Rule

Model reports are designed to handle general cases but can never handle the nuances found in complex healthcare organizations. So hospitals are on their own to handle the exceptions – except when they have Polaris.

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Best Report Format? Test Your Skills

Operational reports are rows and columns of numbers, right? Except when they are dashboards, graphs, control charts, indicators or cubes. There are many formats that each have a unique superpower. Test your report knowledge with this quiz.

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What Doesn’t Get Measured Doesn’t Get Done

We’ve all heard the saying, “What gets measured gets done.” It means regular measurement and reporting keep you focused — because you use that information to make decisions that improve your results. At Polaris, we believe the reverse is true as well. If you are not measuring your key indicators, you may not know you have a problem until it’s too late. And there is very little margin for error in healthcare today.

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Who’s Afraid of Data-Driven Management?

This article from Harvard Business Review by Jeff Bladt and Bob Filbin offers insight into who will embrace a data-driven culture and who will resist. The authors’ assessment of the psychology may help you leverage the positive and overcome the negative.

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Hospital Data as an Asset – Where Do You Stand?

Healthcare executives are launching their organizations into the world of data driven management. Value Based Purchasing, Personalized Medication, Consumerism and Preventative Care are helping to fuel the migration. Here is a view of the industry’s progress and challenges. How does your organization match up? If you’re not satisfied, Polaris can help.

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