Preparing for Healthcare Reform - Interview with: Gregory G. Wojtal, Arizona West Region Chief Financial Officer, Arizona Region, Banner Health
Gregory G. Wojtal, a speaker at the marcus evans National Healthcare CFO Summit Fall 2012, on preparing for the uncertainties around healthcare reform. Interview with: Gregory G. Wojtal, Arizona West Region Chief Financial Officer, Arizona Region, Banner Health
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Preparing for Healthcare Reform - Interview with: Gregory G. Wojtal, Arizona West Region Chief Financial Officer, Arizona Region, Banner Health
Preparing for Healthcare Reform development of some of the measures in healthcare reform. Participation in pilo ts is a cri ti cal el eme nt t o understanding what the future of the industry may look like and how care delivery operations may be modified. What steps could help hospitals take to drive better outcomes? Organizations With healthcare reform, Medicare is have to dictating the quality of care.Interview with: Gregory G. Wojtal, Organizations have to make the quality measures part of their fabric, make the qualityArizona West Region Chief Financial incorporated in their strategic direction,Officer, Arizona Region, Banner in order to achieve better outcomes.Health What inn o vat i on healthcare reform suggest? r e l ate d could you to measuresEveryone knows the cost curve inhealthcare is unsustainable, so We are a pioneer in Accountable Care part of theirorganizations should not get stuck in Organization, with a separatetheir old ways as things are going tochange, says Gregory G. Wojtal, Arizona corporation called Banner Health Network created to look at wellness and fabric, incorporatedWest Region Chief Financial Officer, the outcomes associated with a wellArizona Region, Banner Health. society, versus the traditional acute care setting. A whole transformation is takingHealthcare reform is going to happen,even if it may not be exactly asprescribed in the ObamaCare program, place at Banner to treat population health. in theirhe adds. How could healthcare CFOs maximize reimbursement and strategicA speaker at the marcus evans reduce costs?National Healthcare CFO SummitFall 2012, in Dallas, Texas, October Hospitals will become cost centers in the direction, in order21-23, Wojtal discusses how healthcare long run, so maximization is aboutChief Financial Officers (CFOs) can help being as efficient as possible, whiletheir organization drive better outcomes achieving the quality indicators.and be one step ahead of the game.How could healthcare CFOs prepare Cost-cutting is about supply management and productivity to achievetheir organization for reform? measures, going down to the basics and making sure every rock is overturned to betterFirst, healthcare CFOs must be find where opportunities lie, then havingknowledgeable about what is going onin the industry. There are plenty a consistent accountable approach to managing them. outcomesof education opportunities forunderstanding the different aspects Any final words of advice?involved. Everyone knows the cost curve inSecond, they need to take part in pilot hea lt hcar e is un su sta i nabl e, soprograms. We are testing the waters organizations should not get stuck inwith a number of pilots, to be a part of their old ways as things are going tothe innovation and involved in the change.
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