Position your service lines for growth
As markets are shifting from in-patient to outpatient, effective service line management and strategy play a crucial role in your ability to strengthen operational, clinical and financial performance.
Service line management is defined as patient-centered care related to a specific area of clinically-related conditions or procedures integrated across a system of care.
Service line management fundamentals
Position your services lines for growth
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.
Recently, Sg2®, a Vizient company, released its 2019 Impact of Change® forecast projecting 1% overall inpatient and 15% overall outpatient growth over the next 10 years. Leaders must drive quality across all care locations while growing inpatient service lines such as behavioral health and neurosciences.
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
Equip service lines with the right data to drive change and reduce variation
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.
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.
Resources for service line success
- Service Line Success: Integrating care across your system webcast
- Service Line Success: Aligned decision making and governance webcast
- Service Line Success: Optimize ED access and throughput with analytics
- FactFile: Service line success drives enterprise improvements
- Reducing clinical variation in the hospital
- Right care, right place, right cost: a data-driven strategy for service line success
Connect with us to learn how we can help you with your service line success.