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What Works – IT Roadmap Provides Path to Operational Excellence

Tampa General Hospital

One of Florida’s highest-rated hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2014-15, Tampa General Hospital (TGH) is a private not-for-profit hospital and one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in west central Florida, serving a dozen counties with a population in excess of 4 million. As one of the largest hospitals in Florida, TGH is licensed for 1,011 beds, and is the primary teaching affiliate of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. TGH is a service provider to USF Health, a 450-physician enterprise (practice) of specialists that provide ambulatory care, hospital care and teaching. TGH employs roughly 7,000 employees (IT department is 250 FTEs). Annual revenue is trending at $1.2B. TGH has earned HIMSS Stage 7 (inpatient) EMRAM medical records adoption, Magnet status for nursing, and Most Wired recognition five consecutive years.

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What Works – Huntzinger Defines IT Merger, Acquisition & Affiliation Playbook

Michigan Medicine

Background, Opportunities & Challenges
In February 2016, Michigan Medicine established a formal strategy for clinical growth. The strategy outlined a goal to provide care for 400,000 total lives, which would require the addition of 250,000 lives to the localized patient population they served at the time. Further, Michigan Medicine sought to extend its care delivery network to 3.5 million lives statewide, through acquisitions, affiliations and referrals — an ambitious increase above the existing 2.2 million lives being served. After being brought in late to Michigan Medicine’s Mergers, Acquisitions and Affiliations (MA&A) process on several occasions, Michigan Medicine’s information technology leadership team (the Health Information Technology Services (HITS) department) recognized that they needed a more structured approach, or playbook, to manage the growing number of Michigan Medicine MA&As, and become a more strategic MA&A partner within Michigan Medicine.

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What Works - Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Assessment Results in Strategic Roadmap and an Actionable Plan for Success

Adena Health System

Adena Health System includes three hospitals (Chillicothe, Waverly and Greenfield) and six regional clinics, with a total of 311 beds. Adena provides quality healthcare for the more than 400,000 people who call south central and southern Ohio home. With more than 3,000 employees, Adena serves as an economic catalyst for the region. For several years, Adena has had a data analytics (DA) and business intelligence (BI) capability, which it leveraged to obtain information to enhance the performance of its operations. Yet, despite the availability of these resources and capabilities, Adena never felt the level of information met expectations.

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What Works - Technology Transformation Drives Patient Care Improvements and Boosts Clinician Satisfaction

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a 137-bed long-term acute-care hospital (LTACH) located in Wallingford, Conn. Gaylord specializes in medical management and rehabilitation for patients who suffer from acute illnesses, chronic disabilities, or traumatic accidents. The average inpatient length-of-stay at Gaylord is typically 25 days due to the severity of the conditions being treated. Both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services are offered to support the needs of patients through every stage of recovery.

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