From patient access and documentation to charge capture, coding and collections functions, the focused research of the Revenue Cycle Academy delves deeply into the entire healthcare revenue cycle process. This evolving collection of objective, best practice resources supports revenue cycle leaders determined to strategically drive initiatives that improve their organizations' financial health and patient satisfaction levels in a complex, changing environment.
Through our programs in this area, healthcare organizations gain end-to-end resources to elevate revenue cycle performance and achieve sustainable change.
The overarching value of this specialized community is that, by its very nature, it brings together the collective thoughts and expertise of healthcare revenue cycle leaders from across the country.
In today’s healthcare marketplace, supply chain functions play a vital role in achieving financial, operational, and clinical improvements. With its trusted body of research, our Supply Chain Academy delivers relevant, reliable, and actionable insight that supports system-wide initiatives by helping connect the dots between cost, utilization, and financial outcomes.
From value analysis support and direct engagement in collaborative sourcing events to provider-proven best practices and educational opportunities, the HBI Supply Chain Academy provides unparalleled levels of service and value. This trusted research community offers healthcare organization leaders and staff access to a variety of offerings that can help them drive measurable cost savings, accelerate the pace of improvement initiatives, collaborate across departments, and identify opportunities to improve margins as well as quality.
As hospitals and health systems move toward a more value-based environment within healthcare reform, it remains imperative for providers of all sizes to focus on cost and quality initiatives in order to achieve long-term success. The Cost & Quality Academy provides members with insight to help drive any quality improvement project forward by pragmatically developing white papers, implementation guides, evidence-based protocols, and any other required resources better performing facilities have deployed to achieve results.
From our executive roundtables and virtual conferences to proven policies and case studies, the Cost & Quality research community benefits from actionable research that serves multiple stakeholders in quality: Administration, Performance Improvement, Infection Control, Risk Management, Physician Leadership, Nurse Management, Patient Safety, Clinical Documentation Improvement, and many more. Leaders across quality improvement utilize this research to learn from actionable methods used by best practice institutions as they seek to take their quality initiatives to the next level.
Given the high level of large-scale systems change, hospitals and health systems require access to leading health IT and business process optimization practices. As a direct result of the changes taking place across the healthcare continuum, technology leaders are finding it necessary to revise and integrate their IT management strategies.
In order to facilitate systems consolidation while meeting the needs of a changing healthcare environment, the Information Technology Academy provides independent analysis of leading IT best practices. The IT Academy provides this research to applications, infrastructure, and informatics leaders across a trusted community of hospitals and health systems nationwide. Providing actionable research on application management, security controls, infrastructural optimization, and clinical informatics, the IT Academy is devoted to advancing information systems strategy and supporting our members’ clinical and operational optimization goals.
As healthcare becomes more value-driven, physician involvement, integration, and cohesion are critical. While hospitals and health systems are continuing to employ more physicians and acquire more practices, these steps alone are not sufficient for success. Now more than ever before, healthcare organizations need to truly engage the providers employed in clinics or medical groups, on the hospital medical staff, and in some cases, independent community physicians.
To that end, the Physician Network Academy provides objective, actionable research to leaders over the physician enterprise or medical group, medical staff management, clinical integration/transformation, and similar functions. Going beyond site-specific practice management to focus on cross-cutting engagement and alignment techniques, the Physician Network Academy’s research covers strategies for gaining clinicians’ trust and loyalty as well as tactical considerations for managing physician activities to foster systemness throughout the organization.