Better Care, Bottom Lined: New HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report Available

Press Releases, June 20, 2011

Healthcare leaders say best practices for chronic care and evidence-based medicine are needed to overcome drivers of waste such as overutilized services and a lack of integration, according to the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Better Care and the Bottom Line.

"I think generally most facilities learn to emulate best practices from other places. So I think the challenge is for leaders to take these best practices that have shown to be both clinically effective as well as cost-effective," says Ron Short, Vice President of Operations, Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, TX, and Lead Advisor for the report.

Produced with support from TeleTracking Technologies, this comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for free download at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/061/industry-insight-report.html.

This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insights from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders, including:

  • 54% of leaders say that ACOs will be successful in coordinating care and driving down overall costs
  • 52% put overutilization of services in their top 3 drivers of waste in the healthcare system
  • 67% say a realistic goal for readmission rates is 1% to 3%, but only 40% have achieved that goal

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