Q&A: How predictive data analytics and proactive recruiting can improve nurse retention

With predictive data analytics becoming a hot topic in the healthcare industry, many of our clients are asking how analytics can help them with their staffing needs – beyond traditional productivity analysis. One of the opportunities we see is the use of predictive data analytics to develop a proactive recruiting model, which is a proven Read More >

Battling Extreme Drug Price Increases

Top of mind for nearly every hospital or health system CFO is the roughly 10% annual increase in the cost of pharmaceuticals. Many of these healthcare executives might be surprised to learn that the main reason isn’t due to new novel therapeutics, but rather to older medicines with extraordinary price increases. These drug manufacturers are Read More >

Impact of Value-Based Programs on Acute Care Hospitals

This post continues our series by Novia Strategies’ Vice President John Malone. The series focuses on the topic of how the shift to value is changing health care delivery, and how clinical redesign and reducing clinical variation are central to increasing value. You can find links to the other articles in the series at the Read More >

Clinical Redesign: Key to Shifting from Volume to Value

This is the first in a series of posts by Novia Strategies’ Vice President John Malone that will address the impact of various value-based programs and how hospitals and health systems should respond to stay competitive. This post summarizes the current landscape and sets the stage for future posts that outline specific strategies and tactics Read More >

Novia Strategies CEO Nancy Lakier Comments on Clinical Variation in the News

As hospitals and health systems face pressure to reduce costs while improving quality of care, clinical variation – the overuse, underuse, different use and waste of healthcare practices and services with varying outcomes – has become a hot topic. The reduction of clinical variation using care redesign strategies is seen by many industry analysts as Read More >