From Volume to Value

Finance leaders should understand the drivers of cost and quality in their organizations, including how best to make cost-effective use of technologies.

Ultrasound, in particular, can provide a means to improve quality of care and reduce costs because it can help a hospital avoid costly mistakes, can sometimes serve as a substitute for more expensive scans, and can help reduce the risk of extra days in the hospital.

Optimum use of ultrasound can help to improve performance on measures that determine a hospital’s eligibility to receive valued-based incentive payments.

Dramatic advancements in image quality in recent years, combined with changes in the design of ultrasound systems, have expanded the role of ultrasound at the bedside.

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