HealthLeaders Media Releases New Report on Healthcare Cost Control

Press Releases, January 9, 2012

HealthLeaders Media has released the third in a series of four Impact Analysis reports from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, which brought together 30 top finance leaders from hospitals and health systems. The leaders gathered to share how to best guide their organizations through the uncertainty brought about by specific healthcare mandates and general economic upheaval. The third Impact Analysis report, The Next Phase of Cost Control, provides information and insight from these leaders on their organizations' efforts to tackle and control growing healthcare costs.

The Next Phase of Cost Control contains exclusive, original research and analysis from the HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit, including:

  • 27% of healthcare leaders see technology as the biggest cost driver at their organizations, yet it may also pose the largest opportunity for cost containment
  • 40% have found the most cost-savings success in the past two years in supply chain
  • 18% cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction

This comprehensive industry report is available for complimentary download at

In The Next Phase of Cost Control, finance leaders from Banner Health, Phoenix; Wellmont Health System, Kingsport, TN; Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas; Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, New Albany, IN; and Trinity Regional Health System, Fort Dodge, IA, share their lessons learned with cost control, such as:

"A lot of people don't understand the difference between expenses and investment. And I put IT definitely in the investment category, either because the [healthcare] industry historically hasn't made the investments it should, or because we have a hard time finding a definable ROI."
—John F. Dragovits, Executive Vice President and CFO, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas and HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange participant

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