Discussing Long Term Sustainability Within Process Management
Sponsored by Surgical Directions

Alecia Torrance, Dr. McBrien and Dr. Grant  are of the belief that  Culture trumps process every time.  They believe there are proven methodologies and approaches to build internal consensus, create a burning platform, and incorporate staff that perform the daily work to design best practice standards to remove variability in process, improve overall clinical outcomes, and to improve both surgeon and patient satisfaction. In this podcast, they will discuss how a large system, that blends both employed and private practice physicians, has broken through the ‘that’s how we always have done it’ mentality’ to create and foster an environment that is not content with the status quo and continuously striving for excellence.

The Rise of the OB-ED
Sponsored by TeamHealth

In this podcast, Renee Nelson, Vice President of Operations, TeamHealth, discusses the rise of the OB-ED and the potential benefits it brings to both patients and providers.

Socioeconomic Factors Related to Readmissions 
Sponsored by Truven Health Analytics

In this podcast, David Foster, Lead Scientist of the Center for Healthcare Analytics, Truven Health and Brian Waterman, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Truven Health, discuss socioeconomic factors related to readmissions, and how access to data can help achieve and maintain organization-wide improvements.

Moving Toward Value-Based Care 
Sponsored by Optum

Providers and payers are increasingly entering into value-based contracts to align incentives to improve quality and reduce costs. In this podcast, Miles Snowden, MD, CMO of Optum, discusses best practices for aligning providers to succeed in a value-based world.

Healthcare Outsourcing Trends
Sponsored by Johnson Controls

Hospitals and health systems are increasingly outsourcing services in building operations, maintenance, facilities management, food, janitorial and other areas, but the trend is sometimes met with resistance from various stakeholders. In this podcast, Steve Herbst, vice president and general manager of Global WorkPlace Solutions at Johnson Controls, discusses how outsourcing isn't necessarily a "dirty word" and in fact can be used to improve the efficiency and sustainability of healthcare providers.

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