Benchmarking, cost reductions, and quality of care

a study of the meaning of institutional change in an Ontario hospital by Maureen P. Sterling

Publisher: [s.n.] in Kingston, Ont

Written in English
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  • Hospitals, Teaching -- Ontario -- Administration.,
  • Hospitals -- Ontario -- Administration.,
  • Benchmarking (Management),
  • Organizational change.,
  • Medical care -- Cost effectiveness.,
  • Medical economics -- Mathematical models.

Edition Notes

Statementby Maureen P. Sterling.
ContributionsQueen"s University (Kingston, Ont.)
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 360 leaves :
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21447409M
ISBN 100612224961

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Whether you are a healthcare provider or a managed care organization, up-to-date benchmarks are critical to successful contract negotiations and performance improvement.

Healthcare Price, Cost, and Utilization Benchmarks, Volume VI, offers the latest industry data and benchmarks for providers and managed care organizations alike. Cost reductions more than 50 percent reduction in SNF length of stay for total joint replacements alone ; Benchmarking across services lines optimizes performance.

Benchmarking in the intensive care unit (ICU) enabled two Premier members to reduce length of stay and costs without compromising quality of patient care. » Due to rising health care costs, the industry’s value proposition—best-possible quality of care at lowest-possible price—will not be reversed.» Taking costs out of the health care system will require the sustained effort and attention of health care leadership teams and boards across multiple dimensions.

The CEO must drive this Size: 1MB. TQM become important factor for innovation cost reduction or cost effectiveness and profitability in long run. RATIONALE In the present study the attempt has been made to assessing benefits and effectiveness of utilizing Total Quality Management (TQM) system and role of benchmarking in TQM.

The research aims to know the. The best practices at the best cost can be identified and implemented, and then assessed on an ongoing basis. 1 To apply benchmarking successfully, organizations need to adopt processes for. [Show full abstract] exploring reductions in maintenance cost and their relationship with reliability levels, or the impact of fare regulation on metro performance.

CoMET and Nova define. The goal is to help executives understand the critical components needed for building an effective Cost of Quality Program across a global organization.

Our research team will execute on this program by conducting a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis to understand how organizations are building a Cost of Quality Program. more than journals and over 2, books and book series volumes, as well as providing an extensive range of online ) 3 37 e Service quality and benchmarking.

How Quality Metrics Affect Value-Based Care Reimbursement When negotiating contracts based on a value-based care reimbursement model, healthcare providers will need to bring more focus toward.

Quality Award. It had a quality program in place in that was based on five pillars of excel-lence—service, finance, quality, people and growth. But, looking for ways to better serve its customers, the hospital’s management decided to use the Baldrige criteria as a “framework for leadership and acceleration of [its] quality journey.”6.

Decem - The goal of every hospital is to provide the highest level of quality care while maintaining financial solvency and an excellent reputation. The measurement of these goals is becoming ever more closely tied to reimbursements from Medicare and private payers alike, bolstered by an increase in the use of data analytics on both sides of the equation.

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Beef up your campus perimeter security — this integration enables remote door monitoring. To position the hospital to handle higher patient volumes, hospital leaders realized that they would have to increase efficiency and patient throughput, reduce treatment costs, and maintain or improve the quality of care.

The primary focus of the week benchmarking study, which was conducted in the second half ofwas internal. Facing threats to net revenue, most healthcare organizations have embarked on massive cost reduction initiatives. Unfortunately, the first tactic for many of these initiatives continues to be a "tried and true" approach which is often ineffective -- operational benchmarking.

Across-the-board cuts often backfire. Summary. When companies cut costs, they often make across-the-board cuts that are unconnected to their strategy, and fail to make the cuts sustainable.

Just as the Paperwork Reduction Act in the US requires an accounting of the time required for form completion, quality measures should include an estimate of the costs they will require.

These costs may be mitigated to the extent that electronic health records can capture necessary data as part of the care process rather than data entry being. article Benchmarking is Not a Cost Reduction Strategy. Healthcare providers are facing threats to net revenue like never before.

The pressure to reduce the cost of providing care has never been greater, prompting most healthcare organizations to embark on massive cost reduction initiatives.

A commonly used benchmark for maintenance activities is the ratio of maintenance cost to asset value (MC/AV). 1, 2 Some medical equipment maintenance professionals also claim MC/AV to be the best or most reliable benchmark. 3, 4 Maintenance cost includes both scheduled (often erroneously called preventive maintenance) and nonscheduled (i.e., repairs) maintenance costs, whereas asset value.

for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that are participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) and presents the benchmarks for the quality measures for the quality reporting year.

This document also reviews the quality scoring methodology as described in the Shared Savings Program regulations. was 17 percent over 4 years, and the to goal is a 20 percent reduction over 5 years. Appendix 3 shows the details of the HAC reductions, cost savings, and inpatient mortality reductions that are projected based on meeting this goal, which total.

The Path to Cost Reduction: Following a SCOR supply chain benchmarking exercise, AGCO decided to approach its cost reduction and efficiency goals by blending new technology—in the form of a globally integrated transport management system (TMS)—with a commitment to form a partnership with a suitably capable 3PL provider.

A compelling study was published in the January/March issue of the Journal of Clinical Engineering, titled “Clinical Engineering Benchmarking: An Analysis of American Acute Care Hospitals”. 1 This review used data from hospitals, looking for indicators that were statistically valid and useful for measuring, monitoring, and.

The Deficit Reduction Act of increased that reduction to percentage points. This was modified by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of and the Affordable Care Act ofwhich provided that beginning in fiscal year (FY)the reduction would be by one-quarter of such applicable annual payment rate update if all.

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Effective business intelligence analytics also have benchmarking capabilities that reveal performance gaps on an internal facility and department level, and across a local, like-peer and national scale.

This is critical to draw a line in the sand and aim to zero in on variation at every level, including for: Overall costs and quality outcomes. By better monitoring your productivity and choosing the right payment model, you can lower your cost per visit without sacrificing quality or reducing staff.

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Monitoring and tracking Cost of Poor Quality in a defined and standardized manner across the organization and benchmarking the Cost of Poor Quality values within the department or against a competitive or market leader, helps the organization to gage its performance and set an appropriate target to work on.

The Benchmarking Network, Inc. is an international resource for business process research and metrics. We lead studies with overprocess leaders in over countries.

We provide benchmarking training and research to individual companies, professional and trade associations, and industry and process based groups. The National Quality Forum cites as outcome measures the identification of trends and effectiveness of mitigation strategies, operations, and financial indicators of performance improvement, such as reduction in ICU bed days, cost reductions to patients, payers, and direct and indirect costs to hospitals.Benchmarking.

Benchmarking is the process of comparing the cost, cycle time, productivity, or quality of a specific process or method to another that is widely considered to be an industry standard or best practice.

Essentially, benchmarking provides a snapshot of the performance of your business and helps you understand where you are in relation to a particular standard.National Home Health-Hospice Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks.

The quality measures specific to Home Health-Hospice are compared to achievable benchmarks, which are derived from the top-performing States.

Better performance of a State can mean higher or lower values of a measure, depending on the desired outcome.