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Implementing a Successful Telehealth Strategy: What Health-System Leaders Need to Know

Telehealth has become a vital part of healthcare delivery, a cost-effective and patient-centered tool enhancing the overall quality of a health system’s care. Already, more than half of American hospitals offer telehealth care to their patients, with 7 million patients expected to receive telehealth care by 2018. Yet the fact that telehealth is now mainstream […]

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Minimizing – and Recovering from – the Financial Impact of a Poor IT Implementation

It is critically important for health systems to implement new IT systems properly, since poor implementations can have a significant negative financial impact. By conducting implementations the right way, health systems position themselves to gain the most benefits from the technology and achieve the best possible financial performance. Of course, implementations are often challenging, as evidenced by recent […]

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Healthcare’s New Change-­Maker: The CFO

The role of hospital chief financial officer has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. No longer simply responsible for managing the hospital’s finances, today’s CFO is a change agent, an indispensable member of the leadership team helping chart his or her organization’s long-term success. This white paper examines how the role of hospital CFO has evolved, some ways […]

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Case Study: Optimizing Your Portfolio as a Strategic Tool

Over the past 10 years, the majority of healthcare providers have had large-scale capital implementations of either an Electronic Health Record (EHR) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. Implementations of this magnitude require scope management and extreme focus. As it occurs in most large-scale, multi-year implementations, organizations quickly move from go-live to a phase of performing required updates […]

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How Stand-Alone Hospitals Can Continue as a Community Healthcare Asset

Facing an array of financial and competitive challenges, stand-alone community hospitals are wondering how much independence they can retain while still providing high-quality, low-cost, and accessible medical care to the people they serve. This report will help hospital leaders understand their options and begin a systematic, long-term planning process to determine their future course. To […]

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Case Study: Overcoming EHR Implementation Hurdles to Achieve Organizational Success

Background A regional, 300-bed hospital implemented an EHR system with the expectation that it would improve efficiencies and lower costs while complying with federal Meaningful Use requirements. But the implementation was done without sufficient vendor support or advanced project management techniques, and as a result the hospital did not achieve its intended objectives. Warbird Consulting Partners was […]

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