08/31/16: What clinical variation means to your bottom line

C-level Health System Executives’ Top Questions, Answered | Clinical Variation

Recorded: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 1 Hour

Never before has there been a greater imperative to transform care in order to decrease the costs of healthcare as spending continues to accelerate as a percentage of the gross national spend. MACRA, quality incentives and penalties, patient safety indicators, readmissions, and now Medicare Spending per Beneficiary are resulting in even more change for financially-sensitive providers. Acute care is still the leading frontier for cost expenditures and where reducing clinical variation is key.

Against this backdrop, as drivers of utilization and solo practice, the role of the physician as a leader and partner in improvement efforts is paramount. Physician leaders play a critical role in cultivating collaboration among all physicians and enabling the hospital administration and physicians to partner together to move strategy forward. Reducing variation successfully and sustainably — while simultaneously maintaining or even improving outcomes — depends upon true partnership between executive leaders and physicians.

Join us, Becker’s Hospital Review, and C-level executives from three leading hospitals for this panel discussion. We will explore various approaches to reducing acute care clinical variation and how C-suite leaders can effectively engage their physicians to become part of the solution – ultimately resulting in a positive impact on your organization’s bottom line.

Learning Goals

Learn how partnering with your physicians will enable executive leaders to address clinical variation and positively impact your organization’s bottom line – and why you need to take action now.

  1. Understand how clinical variation directly impacts your organization’s bottom line, and the urgency of prioritizing this issue
  2. Identify and recognize the financial drivers of Medicare Spending per Beneficiary, MACRA and quality incentives, and how these changes are instilling a sense of urgency in addressing clinical variation
  3. Learn from C-suite peers how to engage your physicians to become part of the solution in reducing clinical variation and costs – while still maintaining or even improving outcomes

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Hospital and system executive leaders wanting to learn how to engage their physicians in reducing clinical variation, particularly C-level executive leaders and vice presidents.

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Our Panelists

Steven Goldstein

Steven Goldstein

CEO, Strong Memorial Hospital

Shelly Hunter

Shelly Hunter

CFO, Mercy Health Joplin

Patrice M. Weiss

Patrice M. Weiss

Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Nancy Lakier

Nancy Lakier RN, MBA

Founder and CEO of Novia Strategies

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Our Moderator

Donna HopkinsThe panel discussion will be facilitated by Donna Hopkins, MSN, RN, CMAC, a Vice President with Novia Strategies specializing in care management transformation and in regulatory and compliance issues.

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