Hospital Capacity Management Solutions from McKesson
The transition from volume- to value-based reimbursement has put unprecedented pressure on hospitals and healthcare systems to improve quality and patient outcomes while significantly reducing operating costs.
Traditionally, healthcare organizations have focused on reducing unit costs incrementally through budget cuts or process improvements at the departmental level. But to remain competitive in the current environment of decreasing reimbursement and increasing expenses, businesses must find ways to drive continuous and sustainable reduction in their cost structure across the entire enterprise.
Many health system CEOs say they must aim for 20% or more in system-wide savings. Department-level tactics can't achieve cost savings of this magnitude. Hospital capacity management is a better place to start. With predictive analytics and scenario modeling based on data you already have, you can answer these questions:
- What do we need to look like under value-based care?
- How do we right-size capacity to shifting volumes, payer mix and case mix?
- What is the rate of outpatient migration, and when will it peak?
- How do we optimally deploy our capital and people resources?