Live from #2014SRMeeting

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Each year, leaders from small & rural hospitals gather in Springfield to discuss important topics in healthcare. We hear about quality initiatives, regulatory changes, patient experience successes, and legislative updates that directly impact our ability to serve our patients. This year, I’m live tweeting a collection of thoughts and useful links from the presentations. If you’re interested in what lies ahead for small & rural hospitals like KSB, follow along: Tweets by @dlschreiner !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+”://”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

Create Something That Will Live Forever

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Illinois Hospital Association President Mary Jane Wurth recently wrote a tribute to Apple’s Steve Jobs.  She connects the dots between Apple’s success and the health care challenges standing before us. -Dave from Illinois Hospital Association President’s Blog by Maryjane Wurth “The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will.” That’s my favorite quote by the late Steve Jobs, who was passionate about design, function and communication. For those of us who are passionate about health care, these are three keys to keep in mind as the transformation of our nation’s health care system continues. Design: Apple and … Read More

Quantity vs. Quality and Volume vs. Value

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Just this morning I read a quote on the topic of health reform from Maryjane Wurth, President of the Illinois Hospital Association. Mrs. Wurth commented “Incentives are moving from quantity to quality and from volume to value.” Quantity to Quality. In days past (OK, maybe its years past!) we were paid on a piecemeal basis. The more work we did the more we got paid. Eat what you kill. That compensation method does not necessarily apply today. KSB’s largest payor source is the government, including both federal and state. Mandated levels of quality in specific disease categories are required for … Read More