The J2 Group and Syus Announce Partnership

Syus and The J2 Group, Inc (J2) today announced their partnership to provide a joint analytics and consulting offering to support perioperative performance improvement efforts. The new partnership will combine Syus’ powerful, user-friendly perioperative analytics tools, with J2’s unique, operational and informatics consulting services to provide hospital and health system executives with the complete solution they need to identify, implement and sustain improvements in perioperative clinical and business outcomes. Read more…

Value Analysis in a Patient-Centric Environment: Take Control of Your Own Destiny

The new financial reality of Value Based Purchasing (VBP) is accelerating the evolution of core operational paradigms throughout healthcare organizations. VBP does not require radical changes to optimize reimbursement, instead it challenges value analysis (VA) committees to re-define themselves at the headwater of the process: selecting which items to review. Read more…

Value Analysis in a Patient-Centric Environment: Preference vs. Acceptability

Ready or not, Value Based Purchasing is the new reality in healthcare. The shift from volume-based to value-based reimbursement is creating ripples that impact all aspects of healthcare delivery. Among the myriad of clinical, operational and financial processes that are currently undergoing intense scrutiny, perhaps the one area that will play the most important role in this transition is Value Analysis (VA). Value Analysis Committees have been in existence for decades. However, the next evolution of this committee will continue to be built on the realization that healthcare can no longer afford to blindly react to physician preference. Read more…

Data governance: it’s not what you may think it is

In today’s healthcare environment, the subject of data governance is at the top of the list for hospital executives. Within the framework of strategic planning, quality, big data and regulation, your data reflects everything you do: patient care, cost practices and outcomes. In fact, the very sustainability of your organization relies on quality data. Read more…

Energy Leadership – A Fresh Perspective to Sustain Performance

As the CEO of a specialized Perioperative Services consulting company, I am frequently thinking about the subject of leadership within my company as well as how we embody leadership during a client engagement. The challenges currently occurring within the healthcare industry requires different thinking when evaluating talent along with engaging and developing people at every level. Tried and true “leadership training” may no longer be sufficient nor interesting enough to meet today’s unique demands. At the very least, I was interested in finding a new perspective. Read more…