Succeeding at bundles: The physician perspective

HealthTrust CMO Michael Schlosser, M.D., and four physicians in the Physician Advisors Program, take a look back at a “year of uncertainty” about the first mandatory bundled payment model of CMS for total joint replacements, and a peek ahead at expansion of the experiment in 2017 to bypass surgery and the treatment of heart attacks.

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What’s eating up cardiovascular service line margins: My ‘top 5’ list

HealthTrust’s Mark Dumond, AVP of Technology Services, discusses the perennial culprits of year-over-year price increases of 5 to 10 percent on medical device technology, most of which lacks the evidence to substantiate the “latest and greatest” claims of manufacturers. The consequences of inaction on cardiovascular service line margins have never been greater.

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Capital Equipment Contracting: How Does Supply Chain Fit In?

HealthTrust’s David Heider, director of capital equipment services, and Don Weller, director of strategic sourcing, discuss supply chain strategies for successful equipment contracting and acquisition—including using and presenting data, and participating in group buys—and members’ changing expectations of their GPO.

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Finding Common Ground With Physicians

HealthTrust CMO Michael Schlosser, M.D., and two HealthTrust physician advisors—LifePoint CMO Russell Holman, M.D., and healthcare consultant Ronald Riner, M.D.—discuss how physicians can be engaged at every level of a healthcare organization and developed as clinical leaders.

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Ten People to Watch

Senior Vice President of Strategic Sourcing Jocelyn Bradshaw, honored as a 2016 supply chain executive worth watching, was interviewed about her most challenging and rewarding projects, what’s ahead, qualities she looks for in a supplier partner and changes in store for healthcare contracting over the next five years.

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Where’s the Proof?

Supply chain executives and their clinical users/customers are bombarded with “clinical evidence” to support vendors’ claims about the efficacy of medical technologies. How reliable is it?

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HealthTrust Holds Annual Conference

Approximately 3,500 people – 1,900 HealthTrust members and 1,600. HealthTrust suppliers – attended this summer’s HealthTrust University (HTU) Conference & Vendor Fair in Nashville, Tenn.

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The Case for Evidence

HealthTrust CMO Michael Schlosser spends eight days a week helping clinicians use evidence to make informed decisions about products and procedures.

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