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Hospital Finance, Quality Team Up for Better Profit Margins

Aug 15, 2013: As the healthcare industry moves towards population health management and a value-based reimbursement model, finance and quality—which have long operated in separate silos—are starting to come together in new ways in order to improve patient care and protect profit margins.

Deborah Larkin, vice president, quality at Barnabas Health, an integrated delivery network based in West Orange, NJ, says that even though there is a lot of uncertainty around health reform, the changes it is forcing within her organization are encouraging.

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