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3 Foundations To Improve Your Cost Structure
Cost Savings
Lisa Miller

3 Foundations To Improve Your Cost Structure

Implementing changes to improve your cost structure to realize savings must be a priority for healthcare leaders. As the US stands on the cusp of a new era of price transparency, healthcare costs rose to $3.6 trillion in 2018[1], while rural hospitals saw a record number of closures in 2019. [2] These three foundations to

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5 Steps to Physician Preference Item Optimization
Physician Preference Items
Lisa Miller

5 Steps to Physician Preference Item Optimization

Physician preference items (PPIs) are often comprised of the most expensive products ordered by hospitals and can have a negative impact on your hospital’s operating margins. In this blog, I outline 5 key steps to physician preference item optimization. The True Cost of Physician Preference Items The most successful healthcare organizations know how to optimize

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Purchase Service Strategic Myths
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Lisa Miller

Purchased Services Strategic Approach – Conversations With VIE

 This video was brought to you by Lisa Miller and Rich Dormer. In this video, Lisa Miller and Rich Dormer discuss the three purchased services strategic myths that hospitals are being advised on that are fundamentally flawed. 1. Category Spend Data Category spend data is not a strategy. Hospitals are being told that category

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ITTechnology Cost Savings
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Lisa Miller

IT/Technology Cost Savings – Conversations With VIE

This video was brought to you by Lisa Miller and Rich Dormer. In this video, Lisa Miller and Rich Dormer discuss new technology and identifying cost-saving opportunities even when they’re first introduced. Each aspect of a healthcare organization has technology incorporated within it. From finance to telehealth and administration, not only does an organization need

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Discover the Cost Cutting Opportunities In Your Line Item Details
Cost Savings
Lisa Miller

Discover the Cost Cutting Opportunities In Your Line Item Details

This article was written by Lisa Miller. Significant potential for cost cutting opportunities exists in your hospital’s line item details. But managing your purchased services spend isn’t the same as running regular medical/surgical discrepancy reports in your hospital. In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on cost saving initiatives in purchased services, but

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Why Your Hospital Needs a Telehealth Strategy
Process Improvement
Lisa Miller

Why Your Hospital Needs a Telehealth Strategy

This article was written by Lisa Miller. Every hospital needs an effective telehealth strategy to respond to changing patient demands and expectations around care. From online patient portals and virtual visits to remote monitoring, wearable devices, cloud-based medical records and personal health apps, telehealth is transforming the healthcare landscape and the patient experience. What is

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Jacqueline Oberst
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Jacqueline Oberst

Jacqueline Oberst – Conversations With VIE

This video was brought to you by Jacqueline Oberst. In this video, Jacqueline Oberst discusses her role at VIE Healthcare Consulting and her work with our clients. Jacqueline has played a key role in the development and ongoing success of our company since its founding in 1999. Her extensive experience spans over 30 years of

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Operating Room Optimization
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Lisa Miller

Operating Room Optimization – Conversations With VIE

  This video was brought to you by Lisa Miller and Sue Farkas. In this video, Lisa Miller and Sue Farkas discuss the biggest opportunities to reduce costs in the operating room. Namely, the following: Standardization of products. Analyzing variability of resources. Reviewing service line profitability. Our operating room optimization process is thorough, including a

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Purchased Services
Lisa Miller

Access To Line Item Details Saves Your Hospital Money

This article was written by Lisa Miller. In a recent article, I outlined the four mission critical requirements that every hospital needs for effective management of your outsourced agreements. Access to your line item details is the first mission critical component. Purchased services – or your outsourced agreements – probably comprise around 50% of your hospital’s

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