Monday, December 14, 2015

The Important Role of Data and Provider Engagement in the Strategic Planning Process

In today's dynamic healthcare environment, Ellis Medicine is constantly assessing where the system can strategically grow so that it can make the "right investments in the right communities and better meet community needs," according to Matt Van Pelt, Director of Planning and Business Development.  Ellis needed in-depth analytics and data expertise to help guide their strategic planning process and plan for future growth.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Putting the Pieces Together for Practice Transformation: Saint Joseph's Medical Center

In 2012, the ambulatory care services team at Saint Joseph's began working to achieve NCQA PCMH Recognition for its Family Health Center.  An interdisciplinary team of professionals was brought together to accomplish this goal.  While they seemed to be making progress toward establishing a PCMH, the team recognized that its efforts to achieve NCQA PCMH Recognition were stalled and that true transformation of the practice was not taking place.

Read what steps Saint Joseph's took to turn things around achieve NCQA PCMH Recognition.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Using Data to Test Theories, Incite Questions, and Make Informed Decisions

Cayuga Medical Center's (CMC) strategic planning office analyzes the healthcare marketplace,
communities served by CMC, and the future demand for healthcare services to help the CMC team make sound, informed business decisions about the configuration of healthcare services to meet current and future needs. In large part, the foundation for this analysis and understanding is
timely, reliable, and meaningful data.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Structuring Information to Meet the Unique Needs of Specialty Facilties

Because it is one of only 11 hospitals in the country that is DRG-exempt for Medicare payments, Roswell Park Cancer Institute has unique needs related to business development, strategic planning, and assessing market share and financial/operational performance.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PCMH in a Multi-Practice Medical Group Model: Key Ingredients for Creating High-Functioning Sites

Over the last few years, Unity Health System has been evolving the PCMH model within its now 17-site Unity Medical Group.  In early 2010,  Michael Nazar, M.D., Senior VP for Unity Medical Group, articulated a vision to find new approaches for delivering care in innovative and effective ways.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital - The New Face of Modern Medicine: Building a Strong Patient-Centered Medical Home

Keeping children healthy is the primary goal of Stony Brook Children’s Service primary care program. Five practices located throughout Suffolk County provide comprehensive primary care, including routine well and sick care for children from birth through age 21.

Customized Data System Accelerates Time From Coding to Billing

Given the important link between accurate coding and timely billing in accounts receivable, it is critical that health information (HIM) departments have technology system that support and enable effective workflow and processes. The search for an affordable, integrated, and streamlined solution led Unity Hospital to HANYS Solutions.

New York Hospital Queens: Transformation to a Sustainable Patient-Centered Medical Home

To meet its goal of keeping patients at the center of everything it does, in 2012 Theresa Lang Children’s Center embarked on the journey to create a PCMH. With grant funding from the DOH H-MH Demonstration Project, the NYHQ Community Medicine Department focused on strengthening patient care and better managing patients’ overall health at its pediatric center.