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Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
To serve as an advocate for non-profit hospitals and the value of those hospitals. To support collaboration among those hospitals to improve quality and safety and reduce costs. To discuss issues in an open forum that impact the ability of those hospitals to successfully improve the... Full Bio
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5 ways to show your CFO a return on their time investment by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A few weeks ago I had the privilege of co-presenting on a Healthcare Financial Management Association webinar with a friend and colleague about a project to reduce costs ... Read on »
Making connections to coordinate care by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Patients receiving the right care, at the right time, in the right setting is an essential part of accountable care and other new care delivery models. With advances ... Read on »
6 conversations to have with your colleagues this holiday season by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In the spirit of the  Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) National Forum (right in the middle of the holiday season), I’ve been thinking about engaging with my ... Read on »
Getting fit at Premier’s 2014 Values Conference by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Every year, Premier, Inc. brings all employees together at our Values Conference to emphasize our mission and values, learn from one another, recognize the outstanding w ... Read on »
3 steps to solving the ambulatory integration problem by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy “Our biggest problem is getting the data from our clinics.” The conversation started (like so many conversations I’ve had before) with another executive stymied ... Read on »
10 reasons to give thanks to your supply chain team by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family, eat comfort food and watch football. When the turkey is finally ready (and we get everyone to sit and behave for 2 s ... Read on »
Protect yourself this holiday season from identify theft by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy According to the FBI , 518 million financial records have been stolen over the past 12 months. That is one staggering statistic! It seems like every day I read a ... Read on »
4 skills needed to successfully deliver healthcare analytics by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In my 3rd post in this series on a holistic healthcare analytics reference architecture, I talked about the people and roles required to successfully deliver healthcare ... Read on »
The value of billing and clinical data in population health by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy At a recent summit, I led a discussion group with 12 active health system-led accountable care organizations. When the conversation turned to IT best practices, I asked ... Read on »
Life Safety Code and the Environment of Care: Why can we not get it right? by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Did you know 8 of the 10 most frequently deficient Joint Commission standards relate to either the environment in which care is provided or the NFPA Life Safety Code ? ... Read on »
Stress less, code more: Simplify ICD-10 for providers by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ever take a foreign language class in high school or college? Then you know learning a new language can be a challenge, because language is a complex system made up of m ... Read on »
Managing healthcare costs doesn’t have to be a scary movie by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ah, Halloween…the cherished time of the year when being scary is expected. For a month or more it’s everywhere, and by November 1st it’s gone. That’s not at all the ... Read on »
Are skeletons hiding in your medical malpractice claims cupboard? Part III by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Part 3 of a 3 part series In my previous posts , I dove into 2 of the 3 questions you should ask to unlock the right approach to evaluate your hospital’s claims mana ... Read on »
Go for the win in healthcare purchasing: Use your own playbook by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’ve always been a Dallas Cowboys fan. This has meant season after season of disappointment until this year, as they’re the surprise team of the season! Just like the Co ... Read on »
Why ACOs struggle to get actionable information by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As accountable care organizations (ACOs) across the country continue to mature, many are realizing that bringing data together to manage populations is a lot harder than ... Read on »
4 roles integral to delivering healthcare analytics by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In my second post in this series on a holistic healthcare analytics reference architecture , I described the technical capabilities required to successfully deliver heal ... Read on »
The changing face of case management in the acute care setting by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Remember the days when the case management department in the acute care setting consisted of discharge planning and retroactive utilization review? I entered the case ma ... Read on »
Climbing high for long-term, sustainable savings by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When I think of supply chain and materials management , negotiating lower pricing on the products healthcare providers routinely use comes to mind. Supply chain cost red ... Read on »
Hidden value of value analysis by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Some patients believe providers should use the newest, most expensive medical products and services available. However, some hospital administrators and clinicians don’t ... Read on »
The outcomes of medication adherence by Action for Better Healthcare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Specialty pharmacies play a pivotal role in improving healthcare outcomes and lowering costs for patients through clinical management and medication adherence programs. ... Read on »