Often, it feels like we're two steps behind in healthcare. Just as we've responded to the last challenge, new and urgent financial issues pop up. It can be difficult to keep up. One of the best ways to manage a constantly shifting environment is to put an operating system in place that can respond quickly and efficiently to whatever comes next.
If you're using Studer Group's Evidence-Based Leadership SM framework, you'll find all kinds of valuable enhancements to optimize the tools you're likely already using. In our feature article, Breathing Room, CEO Jim O'Loughlin shares best practices for driving down preventable readmissions to stop losing money on employed physicians.
Both of these topics are worth a deeper dive, so we explore further. First with a case study that shows how Advocate Sherman Hospital saved $265,000 in its three-month pilot to remove variability in care transitions. Then, we take a look at the future of medical group practice in a Q&A with AMGA's new president and CEO, Dr. Jerry Penso.
I wish each of you a year that is worthwhile and full of purpose. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me at DRitchie@StuderGroup.com if we can be helpful.
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