Allina Health Saves $100M by Boosting Quality (Healthcare IT News)

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[Bernie Monegain, Editor-At-Large]

Long before the government made the concepts of value-based care and population health management a must, Allina Health CEO Penny Wheeler, MD, as working on it – and documenting positive results.

Today, the 13-hospital health system, headquartered in the heart of the City of Lakes, has boosted quality care – as measured by outcomes – across several service lines. This past year alone Allina’s laser focus on eliminating variation in care adn to effect better results, alond with implementing operational efficiencies, has reaped $100 million in savings.

“Our strategy is quality, and we think the way to make healthcare affordable is to make it consistently better,” Wheeler said.

Wheeler was taken aback recently when she heard… View Full Article Here