Are your service lines prepared to handle the challenges of today — and tomorrow?

In the move to value-based care, effective service line management and strategy play a crucial role in your ability to strengthen operational, clinical and financial performance.

What does it take to maintain successful services lines?

Vizient® expert Debbie Schuhardt describes the current service line landscape and key factors that contribute to service line management success.

Is your service line strategy positioning you for smart growth?

Do you have the right service lines for today’s market and beyond? To be successful, health care organizations must continue to serve their local communities while achieving smart growth in nationally sought-after services. However, knowing where to deploy resources — that is, where to invest and where to divest — can be challenging. Vizient can help you establish a service line strategy that improves your competitive position and increases your market relevance.

Our experts provide a detailed picture of current and potential patient populations by helping you:

  • Interpret national service line trends and local market dynamics
  • Understand your current local footprint
  • Understand your existing patient flow through the care continuum

Optimizing Service Line Performance: Building the Right Strategy and Process for Quality Growth

Kristi Crowe and Debbie Schuhardt share how successful organizations use analytics and national trends to reduce variation, identify ideal partnerships and maximize service line performance. In part one, they use the orthopedic service line to examine the national trends that are shaping service line growth strategies.

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Part 2: No Outcome No Income: Setting the Stage for Value-based Models
Part 3: Finding Cost Reduction Opportunities in Service Lines
Part 4: Improving the Evolving Orthopedic Ecosystem
Part 5: Achieving Service Line Success

Are your service lines ready to deliver improved clinical and financial outcomes?

Attaining an optimized service line requires the alignment of both cost and quality. Without it, you risk losing patient volume. A primary area of focus for most health care organizations is reducing clinical variation. To succeed, organizations must engage physicians with the right supply and outcomes data, enabling them to understand the impact of their decisions on both cost and quality. It also helps to promote discussions around reducing variation, implementing best in class clinical pathways, and developing effective and efficient team-based patient care models.

Do you have the right service line management and reporting structure to sustain improvement across your organization?

Service lines enable physicians to collaborate to develop clinical protocols and use evidence-based medicine and data to inform purchasing decisions. Ultimately, this helps organizations reduce clinical variation and deliver consistent, patient-centric care across the care continuum. We can help you develop a governance and reporting structure that best enables you to access and share data — empowering you to align physicians and drive sustainable change.

Driving out clinical variation

Vizient experts Martin Lucenti and Brian Day sit down with HealthLeaders Media to explore how health care organizations are creating new systems and service line frameworks to reduce clinical variation.

Right care, right place, right cost: A data-driven strategy for service line success

An effective service line strategy can play a crucial role in a health system’s ability to strengthen its operational, clinical and financial performance. Organizations need to engage providers, physicians and partners across the care continuum to ensure consistent outcomes and optimal service line performance.

“Fundamentally, an optimized service line integrates care across the continuum for a specialty or medical population. It delivers cost-effective, quality care that is organized around the patient’s needs at every point of the patient’s journey.”

Learn how we can help you to align service line spend and utilization with care delivery