May 17, 2013


Trendspotting

Rich Umbdenstock, AHA President and CEO

We learned this week that the hospital consumer price index dropped 0.7% in April – the largest monthly decline since this measurement began in 1997, and more evidence that hospitals are working on the right things and making substantial progress. The Annual Non-Profit Health Care Investor Conference, held this week in New York, was a great place to hear about the strategic choices some of the largest, most integrated health care systems are making that contribute to this decline. They have a laser focus on quality and cost, and they are actively deploying ambulatory strategies. They are embracing risk through accountable care and other contracts. And they are building out their information technology so they can measure and improve their effectiveness. The AHA Committee on Research is compiling lessons from our integrated members and turning them into resources that will help all hospitals make the most successful choices.

 

Thanks,
Rich

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