Tag: patient costing


How can costing and coding improve healthcare processes and patient care?

Understanding data and ensuring the fitness of patient data are now essential elements of many healthcare professions, as the required skills for many traditional hospital roles is speedily changing to match the demands of this new, increasingly competitive era in healthcare. The acute health sector in Australia is data rich, but currently does not meet…

19 May 2015, by Informa Insights


Data driving improvement in healthcare

Improving the documentation, accuracy and use of patient data is imperative within the evolving healthcare landscape of today. Actively improving how patient related data is captured and then utilised has become high on every hospital's priority list as data is now an important source of proving activity and increasingly used in areas such as securing…

13 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights


Hospital funding: $1 billion lost due to inefficiencies every year

A new study by the Grattan Institute has found that public hospitals in Australia are spending over $1 billion every year with little or no benefit to the patient. According to the Victoria based think tank, the funds are not used to provide improved better care, but rather derive from inefficiencies within the system. “What…

11 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights


CASE STUDY: Integrating patient costing with health unit management

By Garth Barnett, Senior Costing Consultant, PowerHealth Solutions This is preview of my paper for 2014 Hospital Patient Costing conference. I have outlined the steps and approach taken for the case study here in this article, and will be providing full supporting data at my conference presentation. INTRODUCTION During 2013, PowerHealth Solutions (PHS) and SA…

10 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights