Key Takeaways from Value Improvement 2018 [Part I]

We welcomed an outstanding group of innovators and thought leaders to Boston’s Battery Wharf Hotel for Avant-garde Health’s fourth annual Value Improvement Summit. The two-day event consisted of presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions focused on driving change and value in health care. Here are just a handful of our key takeaways.

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Innovation in Health Care IT

The transformation of health care to a value-based model of care has allowed for the rise of smaller, more agile health care IT platforms that can respond to niche needs introduced by alternative payment and care delivery models as noted in a new Healthcare Informatics article.

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The Bottom Line

A newly published article in Renal and Urology explores the evidence-based tactics used to increase revenue and shares insights from Avant-garde Health Founder and CEO Derek Haas and references an additional article he co-authored in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Thoughts on Bundled Payments

Amol Navathe, a professor of medicine and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and contributor to the development of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) hip and knee bundled payments, recently discussed the successes of this model on the Knowledge@Wharton podcast.

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NYT: Medical Mystery

An article this week in the New York Times entitled “Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980” shines a light on rising health care costs and the suggested reasons why America is dealing with escalating challenge.

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TDABC: Accurately Measuring Supply Costs

This is the second part in a series detailing the elements of time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) developed out of Harvard Business School. Learn how Avant-garde Health applies this costing methodology to measure supply costs related to the delivery of patient care across the inpatient portion of the full continuum.

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New Feature By Popular Demand

Our product team has been developing new features, many based on client request. Designed to improve the user experience, these features are available to all users across the Avant-garde Health network including our latest update just released this week.

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TDABC: Accurately Measuring Personnel Costs

This is the first part in a series detailing the elements of time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) developed out of Harvard Business School. Learn how Avant-garde Health applies this costing methodology to measure personnel costs related to the delivery of patient care across the inpatient portion of the full continuum.

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What's the True Cost of Care?

One of the drivers of Avant-garde Health's approach to accurate analytics is the utilization of Time-Drive Activity-Based Costing (TDABC), developed and researched out of Harvard Business School and now being applied to health care delivery. But what is it?

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Unlock the Data

In our next webinar, Lisa Wied, VP of Operations, will share the Gundersen Health System story. She will explain how access to Avant-garde Health analytics and the ability to share them with physicians helped drive improvement plans based on trusted, accurate, and actionable data.

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Should You Participate in BPCI Advanced?

Learn about BPCI Advanced, the new voluntary bundled payment model announced by CMS for 32 clinical episodes. With access to CMS post-acute care data, our data scientists have analyzed the cost data across the U.S. and are offering free evaluations to understand the potential opportunity to succeed in this bundle.

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