Modern Practice Podcast

Modern Practice is your curbside consult with top clinicians from around the country. This exciting podcast series features medical experts sharing their ideas and approaches for the latest strategic trends and clinical challenges. Hosted by Dr. Tom Villanueva and brought to you by the Vizient Medical Leadership team.

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As health care organizations expand into international markets, reimbursement for clinical services offered involves the use of international Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs). How these differ from Med...
May 26, 2022
“Bad data leads to $3.1 trillion in lost revenue opportunity,” says Tod Baker, quoting from a recent IBM study. Yet, good data empowers organizations, providing strategic direction and market advantag...
May 19, 2022
Business intelligence empowers organizations, providing strategic direction and market advantage. Yet, health care is lagging behind other industries in analytics capabilities, and on this episode of ...
May 12, 2022
The mid-2000s saw a strong move toward quality in surgical procedures, with the emergence of the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), various initiatives to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs)...
May 5, 2022
“Surgeons don’t actually care that much about mortality.” So says orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rick May, a Senior Principal at Vizient. This may seem surprising, but in this episode, Dr. May goes on to expl...
April 28, 2022
This episode concludes a three-part series with the co-founders of Phrase Health. Their discussion continues on the insights Phrase Health’s technology provides Vizient members. Reducing variation in ...
April 21, 2022
This episode is part two of a three-part series with the co-founders of Phrase Health. It will continue their discussion on the insights Phrase Health’s technology provides Vizient members. Reducing v...
April 14, 2022
Reducing variation in clinical practice is ongoing in health care, and Vizient members have used the Clinical Data Base (CDB) to focus on areas for improvement by identifying variation across the care...
April 7, 2022
“Splitters” are a challenge for hospital surgery departments, as more and more options outside the hospital facility are available to surgeons. Often, these options, such as ambulatory surgery centers...
March 31, 2022
Not too long ago, hospitals got paid much more for bad outcomes than good, but those days are long gone. Just surgical complications alone can add $25,000 on average to a hospital’s direct costs. Of t...
March 24, 2022

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