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Delivering Value-added Care Across Diverse Operations

Q&A With Sam Bachi, M.D. Sam Bagchi, M.D., is chief medical officer and chief medical information officer at Irving, Texas-based CHRISTUS Health, where he supports physicians and other caregivers with the information and technology needed to promote patient safety and improve patient care. He spoke about the role of data in healthcare, CHRISTUS’ leadership development […]

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The Big Move

Consolidating multiple hospital locations is an enormous, demanding job—and one that requires a dedicated team. In 1996, Boston City Hospital—one of the first municipal hospitals in the United States—and Boston University Medical Center Hospital merged to form what’s now known as Boston Medical Center (BMC). Since then, the hospital has worked to efficiently integrate departments […]

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Q&A with Drs. Valerie Norton & Jonathan Worsey: 
A Triple Win Approach

In March 2018, Scripps Health appointed five experienced physicians to newly created physician operations executive positions at each of its hospital campuses in California’s San Diego County. The move was part of an ongoing redesign of the healthcare delivery model by the San Diego-based nonprofit system and created the model of a physician operations executive […]

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Extending Capital Investments

How HealthTrust Helps Hospitals Reduce Equipment Expenses & Increase Value for Capital Purchases Hospital leaders have a mounting list of priorities—from navigating changing regulatory demands and reimbursement models to managing budgets. With equipment costs rising and tariffs increasing the price of devices imported from China, hospitals can no longer afford a reactionary approach. The sooner […]

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Safety First

HealthTrust and many of its members champion a vendor credentialing standard that addresses safety and regulatory issues Patient safety considerations encompass more than preventing medical errors, reducing surgical complications or lowering the instance of healthcare-acquired infections. Another important, but often overlooked, factor in implementing a culture of patient safety is strengthening vendor credentialing, the process […]

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Supplier Diversity:
 How Small & Diverse Companies Impact & Improve Communities

To celebrate its 35th year in business, O’Fallon, Missouri-based Phoenix Textile Corporation is pulling out all the stops. But in lieu of champagne toasts or team trips to an exotic location, President Linda Haberstroh had something else in mind—ramping up the company’s commitment to community support. Phoenix’s employees have helped fund and build a Habitat […]

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Data as Currency

The Challenges of Achieving Interoperability Throughout healthcare, facilities and organizations are coming to terms with the nuances and challenges inherent in their journey to achieve interoperability. Prompted further by the industrywide shift to a value-based model of care, it’s more crucial than in years past for an enterprise to quickly reach interoperability. A 2017 survey […]

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Fast on Their Feet

HealthTrust Members Apply Lessons From Disasters & Emergencies to Future Planning When a shooter opened fire on an outdoor concert in Las Vegas in October 2017, the number of critically wounded patients threatened to overwhelm emergency responders and hospitals. In the hours that followed, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, saw more […]

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Reducing & Safely Disposing of Hospital Waste

HealthTrust helps facilities realize benefits in prioritizing hospital waste reduction Facility managers can become easily overwhelmed when tasked with safely reducing facility waste. For starters, implementing sustainability initiatives can look incredibly different given the healthcare facility, the population it serves and the waste stream management protocol that may or may not already be in place. […]

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Member Success Story

The Value of a Seamless Integration How RWJBarnabas Health transformed its supply chain operations before, during and after a merger On April 1, 2016, Barnabas Health merged with Robert Wood Johnson Health System to create RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s most comprehensive healthcare system with 11 acute care hospitals, one behavioral health hospital, and a medical staff […]

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Care Design

Building a Superior Patient Experience

A patient-centered culture is at the epicenter of the patient experience Hospitals and healthcare organizations are rethinking the experience they provide to patients. Today, they’re taking cues from the hospitality sector and other industries where customer experience is best-in-class and focused on providing choice. By building state-of-the-art facilities and offering outstanding customer service and amenities […]

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Management Matters

In today’s complex healthcare environment, including one of the largest nurse shortages in history, labor often presents the greatest challenges. An aging population, coupled with higher overall usage of healthcare services, will continue to escalate the need for qualified medical professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for registered nurses is […]

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Healthy Food Feature

Hospital food often gets a bad rap—most people think of bland mashed potatoes, jello and mystery meat when they picture a patient’s food tray. While that reputation may have been grounded in reality at one time, today’s hospitals and healthcare systems are making a conscious effort to implement guidelines, programs and initiatives to ensure the […]

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Physician Perspectives on Gainsharing

Physicians have mixed and, in some cases, impassioned feelings about gainsharing—incentive-based payments made by hospitals to physicians who help them reduce inpatient costs and improve care outcomes through increased use of best practices. Gainsharing is a key feature of bundled payment programs, most notably models being tested by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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Rest Easy

The potential for infection can be decreased with smart choices on facility furniture, from the right upholstery to the most germ-resistant designs.

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