Improving collaboration and reducing laboratory costs at Henry Ford Health

Executive Briefing

Leaders at Henry Ford Health System connected clinicians with laboratory professionals to make its laboratory utilization more evidence based, cost-effective, and safe, averting $5 million in test costs over five years.

With so many of today’s health care decisions resting on diagnostic tests, laboratory and pathology expenses can add up quickly. In addition to reducing hospitalizations, readmissions, and pharmaceutical costs, hospital and health system leaders also must examine and optimize their laboratory testing expenses to excel in value-based care.

Sponsored by:

CAP Logo

Related Resources

AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan
Among the many emerging models of primary care from outside disruptors in the field, concierge medicine has been steadily gaining traction with patients. And…
Fact Sheets
The mission of each and every hospital in America is to serve the health care needs of the people in its community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But,…
Special Bulletin
At A Glance Health plans often inappropriately delay or decline coverage for medically necessary care. This can undermine the quality of care that is provided…
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed changes to the hospital and hospital health care complex cost report.
Advancing Health Podcast
In this Members in Action podcast, Julia Resnick, Senior Program Manager at the AHA, is speaking with Dr. Nancy Guinn, medical director of Presbyterian at Home…
*/ Member Issue Brief: Implementing Patient Out-of-pocket Cost Estimators