Last Updated: September 30, 2015
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CHALLENGE “It’s a fast-paced, quick-change environment,” said Charles N. Rivera, director, financial operations at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR). The large hospital was using an ineffective home-grown tool to help manage labor. “We needed a tool to ensure that we were getting (more…)

Last Updated: August 31, 2015
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CHALLENGE When Jimmy Robertson joined Bothwell Regional Health Center in April 2013 as chief financial officer, the 145-bed Sedalia, MO, hospital had experienced four straight years of operating losses. The stand-alone, city-chartered facility was struggling. It needed significant cost savings. (more…)

Last Updated: August 31, 2015
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CHALLENGE As an award-winning Level 1 trauma center, Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL, encourages family involvement in the healing process. Its 24/7 open visitation policy drives a steady flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic into its parking garage. (more…)

Last Updated: August 31, 2015
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CHALLENGE Adrienne L Elberfeld, senior vice president, Quality and Operations Excellence, took over responsibility for regulatory and accreditation in a corporate reorganization of Cooper University Health Care in January 2014. By October, Elberfeld realized she needed “an outside set of eyes” (more…)

Last Updated: May 8, 2015
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CHALLENGE In any business today, managing pharmacy benefits effectively is a growing concern. Drug costs continue to climb. Expensive specialty drug use and rapidly escalating costs are especially alarming. “Pharmacy benefits can quickly throw you off balance cost-wise,” said Teena (more…)

Last Updated: April 29, 2015
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CHALLENGE A clinical opportunity assessment performed by a Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) clinical partner using data from the QualityAdvisor® app revealed that Frederick Memorial Hospital was not performing as expected in patient harm, specifically hospital acquired pulmonary embolisms (PE) and venous (more…)

Last Updated: August 24, 2016
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CHALLENGE A clinical opportunity assessment performed by a Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) clinical partner using data from the QualityAdvisor® app revealed that Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH) was not performing as expected in caring for patients with a sepsis diagnosis.The observed to (more…)

Last Updated: April 3, 2015
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CHALLENGE In 2014, Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) consultants carried out a blood purchased services engagement at El Camino Hospital to significantly reduce the cost of blood sourcing and testing through competitive bidding. “It was a highly political issue, very emotional,” said (more…)