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In the Spotlight
3 Innovative Analytics Use Cases
Health care organizations have a long history of using data analytics to increase the value of the care they provide. This
article describes how Partners HealthCare in Boston is innovating their data analytics to improve nursing, clinical decision support, and electronic health record performance.Improving Care by Redesigning Payment
To address the inconsistent cost and quality of joint replacement procedures, the Washington State Health Care Authority Center of Excellence Program requires providers to meet external quality standards for certain procedures, for which they are paid a single, fixed amount. A NEJM Catalyst case study explores how this benefit design enables members to receive high-quality care when they need it for a predictable cost.The Unintended Impact of “Surprise” High-Cost Medical Bills
While it can be challenging to find the time and manpower to speak with patients about billing before the treatment visit, especially for high-cost procedures, failing to do so can create a “vicious, higher-cost cycle” of expensive patient behavior. A
article discusses the findings of a recent survey.Are Hospital Executives Reducing Costs Where Needed?
article discusses the findings from the recently released Kaufman Hall report, which examines the progress health care executives are making toward lowering costs.Reducing Length of Stay in the ED
This NEJM Catalyst case study looks at a comprehensive redesign of triage and emergency department care at a children’s hospital, the largest pediatric provider in Chicago. Using a
Lean and continuous improvement approach
to develop an infrastructure and management system, the ED team reduced length of stay by 11 percent.