Only a handful of the largest and most sophisticated ACOs have established a "big data" warehouse that will let them pull together information from a variety of sources to help optimize care for individual patients and for their overall enrolled population. But many ACOs are developing the capacity to track patients in real time when they go to the hospital or the emergency department so they can intervene quickly to improve cost and quality outcomes.
For many of these ACOs, accessing, sharing and analyzing these smaller pools of data, then figuring out what to do with the results, present their most formidable information challenges.
SHS Election Results
The results of recent election are in and all newly-elected members have accepted their new roles:
Isaac B. Mitchell
Congratulations to Joyce, Karl and Isaac and thank you in advance for your service to the Society.
2015 Health Systems Process Improvement Conference
SHS strives to bring in up-to-date topics that can help your organization stay on the cutting edge. The Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference is the crown jewel of SHS and one of our biggest events. The 2015 Health Systems Process Improvement Conference held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida, ends Friday, Feb. 20. Read highlights from events occurring during the conference
Numerous studies have identified a relationship between staffing levels and nurse-sensitive outcomes for medical and surgical patients, but little has been published on the impact of nurse-sensitive outcomes for the childbearing family and even less that examines the relationship of intrapartum staffing on adverse perinatal outcomes.
Investor-owned hospital chains are enjoying momentum under healthcare reform that isn't sweeping along their not-for-profit counterparts. Analysts expect another strong year from the for-profit operators because they've cut costs and adopted new initiatives to bring in more patients.
The Institute of
Medicine on Wednesday released four recommendations to address practices that
often have left relevant medical research unpublished and useful data
unattainable by independent researchers. The guidelines could represent a sea
change in how the research enterprise is thinking about its responsibilities,
say advocacy groups, ethicists and academic researchers.
Dr. Richard Zane quickly spotted huge waste and inefficiency soon after he was hired to head the University of Colorado Hospital emergency department in 2012.