Achieving Sustainable Improvements in Clinical Outcomes and Cost Savings Is Easier than You Think

Posted by The Evidence Blog on October 10, 2013

Is your organization struggling in its efforts to eliminate waste, improve clinical outcomes, and conform to the demands of healthcare reform? If so, you’re not alone. We often hear from providers who are grappling with complex issues as they attempt to revamp their value-analysis efforts and develop organization-wide processes that will enable them to reduce costs while simultaneously maximizing high-quality patient outcomes. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Gaining physician alignment is the key.

One organization that has had much success with an evidence-based approach is Memorial Hermann, the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas. With 12 hospitals and numerous specialty programs, Memorial Hermann is exceeding its goals as its physician leaders embrace advanced practices in healthcare value analysis.

We’re highlighting Memorial Hermann’s process in our webinar, The ROI of Evidence, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Keith Fernandez, MD, President, and Physician-in-Chief of Memorial Hermann Physician Network, will share compelling examples as he describes how the Memorial Hermann team met the challenge to make evidence-based quality decisions for their patients and facilities. The Memorial Hermann process incorporates unbiased evidence of efficacy and safety, operational impact, and return on investment (ROI), both clinical and financial, when evaluating new and existing healthcare technologies. Using this approach, the Memorial Hermann team has been able to nurture physician satisfaction; realize quickly executed, nonsalary cost reductions; move patients to safe products; improve operational and clinical efficiencies; and achieve sustainable savings.

If you’re interested in learning how to apply advanced value-analysis practices such as those used by Memorial Hermann when evaluating new and existing healthcare technologies in your organization, you still have time to register for this webinar. Space is limited, so register today.

For additional information on healthcare value analysis, download any of the free resources for supply chain and value-analysis professionals in the Hayes Resource Center, including a series of complimentary white papers that focus on evidence-based value analysis and its associated clinical and financial outcomes.

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