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August 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 2

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For the past nine years, Wayne Brackin has served as the chief operating officer (COO) of Baptist Health South Florida. A former CEO at both South Miami Hospital and Homestead Hospital, Brackin’s first role at Baptist was as an administrative intern.

Five years ago, Jackson Health System was nearly on the brink of disaster only to be brought back to life under new leadership. It took a savvy, retired bank executive to take the helm during those dark times and turn the ship around.

Today’s healthcare professionals continue to move closer to a greater reliance on information technology and data. In fact, many healthcare providers have expanded their use of technology to improve their quality of care across the continuum of care. 

Whether I was the “leader of the pack” or a “sled-dog”, I really think I learned far more than my teams ever did. And the key to it all was and still is Communication! I realized early on that to ever be a successful leader you had to communicate ideas 

The shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement has the potential to reap huge benefits for patients, providers and payers by increasing the quality of patient care, improving outcomes and decreasing the cost of healthcare. 

The traditional model of healthcare reimbursement has been turned on its head as healthcare reform demands the transition from fee-for-service to value-based payment. Providers must control costs and improve care delivery 

More than 200 healthcare professionals attended the Baptist Health South Florida 15th Annual Primary Care Focus Symposium at the Marriott Marco Island Resort this past June 24-26.

Attorneys may sometimes discover that, unknown to the client, their clients may be engaging in conduct that is violative of the law. Much of the time, the client simply isn't aware that such law exists. 

Look at any hospitals annual report or publication and you will usually find them. Walk the hallways or inspect the lobby and you will typically see them there as well. I’m talking about your organization’s values. 

With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) demonstrating a commitment to expand their use of bundled payments, both challenges and opportunities are emerging for hospitals as they manage costs, grow market share and standardize in order to improve quality.

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