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Issue 4, November 2018

Issue 3, August 2018

  • 08/21/18

    Overcrowded emergency departments (EDs) with excruciatingly long wait times have become commonplace in our country’s health system today. That’s because EDs have taken on a much more expansive role in the provision of care than in years past.

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  • 08/21/18

    Financial results in 2017 were a warning for many U.S. hospitals, as operating cash flow margins reached their lowest level in the last decade. Revenues are rising but costs are increasing faster, resulting in downward pressure on margins and reduced hospital liquidity.

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  • 08/21/18

    Disasters come in many forms and the scenarios in each may differ, but oftentimes they result in the loss of vital computer access. When hospitals prepare for expected and unexpected downtime, plans often focus on the electronic health record (EHR) and are well suited for short duration events, those lasting 24 hours or less.

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  • 08/21/18

    The House of Representatives has high-tailed it out of town for their annual August recess and the Senate will return next week to continue working through nominations and the government funding bills. That’s exactly as thrilling as it sounds, and normally, it’s a pretty quiet time here in Washington, DC.

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  • 08/21/18

    We are recruiting participants for a new online forum, Vizient Voice. Vizient Voice is a channel for members to easily share perspectives, experiences and opinions. Participants will respond to brief surveys and polls as well as join real-time discussions with Vizient staff and peers regarding hot topics.

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Issue 2, May 2018

Issue 1, February 2018

  • 02/13/18

    On Jan. 9, 2018, CMS released the long-awaited and much-anticipated Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) initiative. The announcement affirmed the agency’s commitment to alternative payment models (APM) as an integral component of its quest to find innovative and effective ways to manage health care costs.

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  • 02/13/18

    Efficient, repeatable processes are integral to patient care and health care operations. When done well, patients receive more consistent, quality care, and if an error occurs, it avoids the blame game and becomes an opportunity to improve the process.

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  • 02/13/18

    Although the end of 2017 was a race to the finish that narrowly avoided a government shutdown and threatened to keep Congress, staffers and lobbyists in D.C. until Christmas day, there are no signs that 2018 will be any less … eventful.

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  • 02/13/18

    Do you know what drug diversion looks like? How would you know if it was happening in your facility?

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