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2006 VHA Research Series Building a Financial Case for Clinical Improvement
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS VHA would like to express its appreciation to the Finance Executives and health care organizations listed below. Without their insights and persistence in seeking out ways to better estimate the value of clinical improvement projects, this project would never have taken place. Gregory M. Adams, FHFMA, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, New Jersey George E. S. Bayless III, CPA, Senior Director, Corporate Internal Audit, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, Maryland Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, New York George Eighmy, Director of Finance, Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut Howard Harvill, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Janice Hedahl, Assistant Controller, Peace Health, Bellevue, Washington Maggie Koehler, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Wyoming Valley Health Care System, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Larry Marshall, Vice President of Fiscal Services, Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, Pennsylvania Michael F. O’Connor, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, WellSpan Health, York Pennsylvania Stacy Quinter, Director of Finance, Duke Health Raleigh Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina Colleen Scott, Vice President, Finance, Greater Waterbury Health Network, Waterbury, Connecticut We would like to thank Ken Smithson, M.D., Vice President of Research at VHA Inc. for developing the clinical examples and scenarios used in the paper. We would also like to that the hundreds of physicians, nurses and other clinical staff who participate in VHA’s clinical programs. Their experiences in programs such as the Transformation of the Intensive Care Unit have proven to be a fertile area to document the synergies of clinical improvement and financial well-being. Finally we would like to thank the VHA Health Foundation and the Eli Lilly Company for their gracious financial support of this project. Especially: Jeffrey M. Durthaler, M.S., R.Ph., Outcomes Liaison, Outcomes Research, U.S. Medical Division, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana Frank R. Ernst, Pharm.D., M.S., Senior Outcomes Research Associate in Critical Care, Outcomes Research, U. S. Medical Division, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana ©VHA Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein may be copied and disseminated by the reader for non-commercial purposes provided that the VHA copyright notice is affixed to any copied materials. VHA Inc. is not liable for any damages that result from any use of the materials.
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2006 VHA Research Series This research was coordinated and produced by VHA Inc. This publication and other research offerings are available in a downloadable PDF format at www.vha.com. For a presentation of this research or for additional information about VHA’s programs and services, please contact VHA at 1-800-842-5146, or by e-mail at VHACustomerService@vha.com.
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