Why Hospitals Need A Performance Program Officer
Finance
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Finance
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Why Hospitals Need A Performance Program Officer

tkilpatrick - March 10, 2014

Hospitals, like other businesses, have become successful managing a discrete service for a predetermined reimbursement. It could be an inpatient stay, emergency room visit, outpatient clinic visit…

Despite the Penalties, Physician Visit Innovation Is Progressing
eHealth
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eHealth
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Despite the Penalties, Physician Visit Innovation Is Progressing

tkilpatrick - February 25, 2014

One morning, Arthur Tyson woke up with a nose bleed at his home in rural North Carolina. He otherwise felt fine. Tyson, a 70-year old heart attack…

Business
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We Ask Physicians to Lower Cost, Then Penalize Their Innovation

tkilpatrick - February 10, 2014

We penalize efficient physicians that leverage innovation, then we cut their reimbursement to control healthcare costs (even more if Sustainable Growth Rates were implemented). How has that…

Business
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Patient Recovery: A Solution to Improve Healthcare

tkilpatrick - January 30, 2014

A healthcare system aligned toward patient recovery may reduce healthcare costs by 10%, while improving health and healthcare delivery. A healthcare system aligned toward patient recovery may…

Business
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Patient Recovery: It Takes a Village

tkilpatrick - January 22, 2014

I recently presented to a Cardiology Group on potential ways to address their hospital’s high readmission rate of patients discharged after heart failure and heart attacks (acute…

Health Reform
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How Performance Programs Will Transform Healthcare

tkilpatrick - January 16, 2014

The three main catalysts in healthcare transformation are technology, science and reimbursement.  A leader in healthcare technology, Dr. The three main catalysts in healthcare transformation are technology,…

8 Performance Programs That Will Change Healthcare
Business
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Business
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8 Performance Programs That Will Change Healthcare

tkilpatrick - January 8, 2014

The most significant opportunity to improve health outcomes and reduce costs in the United States may come from developing performance programs that redefine healthcare services.  In 2…

Promising New Patient Recovery Technology
eHealth
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eHealth
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Promising New Patient Recovery Technology

tkilpatrick - January 1, 2014

Technology is advancing so fast that it is becoming harder to remember how we used to live.  With the emerging technology in medicine, we may soon forget…

eHealth
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Promising New Patient Recovery Science

tkilpatrick - December 20, 2013

Once a patient reaches the hospital curb and gets in a vehicle, their world changes. They are outside “the service."  There are no longer nurses educating them…

6 Forces Pushing Healthcare Outside Hospital Walls
Business
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Business
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6 Forces Pushing Healthcare Outside Hospital Walls

tkilpatrick - December 16, 2013

While hospital success is primarily based on what happens within their four walls, their future depends on patients not in the hospital.  There are several new reimbursement…