NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- West Georgia Health, a 276-bed hospital located in LaGrange, Georgia recently announced they selected Agilum Healthcare Intelligence to help further their goals to improve patient care, maximize quality, and improve operating efficiencies within each of their service lines.
According to Paul Aasen, Controller at West Georgia Health, "The patient is at the center of everything we do. In order to effectively manage our resources, we need to closely monitor patient days, cash on hand, and ultimately operating EBITDA... we believe Agilum will inspire a positive cultural shift within West Georgia Health by increasing transparency into our processes, resource allocations, costs, and workflows."
West Georgia Health is seeking to use Agilum to move from an antiquated and labor-intensive analytic process consisting of SQL queries and Excel to an automated and standardized methodology to:
- Maintain margins by service line – the hospital will now be able to allocate administrative costs and understand margins by procedure, physician and payer – particularly for their cardiology, oncology, surgery and orthopedic service lines
- Improve pricing capabilities – as consumerism expands, patients have become more savvy about pricing and West Georgia Health must set procedure prices accordingly which requires transparency into real costing metrics
- Optimize physician performance – by comparing performance to best practices, West Georgia Health will be better equipped to ensure care is being handled efficiently
- Track continuity of care – West Georgia Health plans to use Agilum to follow a patient's care path from the time a physician refers that patient into the health system through the various services and levels of care rendered
According to Mark McCurry, CEO of Agilum, "Agilum is very pleased to support West Georgia Health's desire for increased visibility and true cost accounting at the service line level. We believe their goal to save millions of dollars annually is very realistic given what we've seen from our other 34 customers who use Agilum's service line / productivity measurement, and revenue cycle performance and reporting solutions."
About Agilum Healthcare Intelligence
Agilum Healthcare Intelligence provides business intelligence (BI) solutions and services that are specifically designed to meet the needs of hospitals and healthcare systems. Leveraging a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, Agilum provides its US and international hospital clients with the ability to quickly and affordably transform huge volumes of financial and operational data, drawn from multiple source systems, into clear, actionable business intelligence improving performance, profitability and quality.
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About West Georgia Health
West Georgia Health (www.wghealth.org) has provided health care services to residents of West Georgia and East Alabama for more than 77 years.
SOURCE Agilum Healthcare Intelligence