HealthCursor help healthcare providers transform their clinical operations to improve quality and reduce costs, taking a value-based approach and engaging and inspiring hospital staff. Healthcare providers focus on clinical excellence, with patients paying more attention to healthcare quality metrics and Payers offering incentives and penalties tied to clinical performance. We help our clients improve both the quality and efficiency of their operational efforts.

We bring global healthcare expertise and operational and analytical skills to help executives meet these challenges. Our teams have served market-leading institutions as well as hospitals embarking on large-scale performance transformations.

We bring global healthcare expertise and operational and analytical skills

Our consultants call upon a variety of proven tools and approaches:

  • Benchmarking metrics reveal how hospital performance compares with direct competitors, world-class institutions, and emerging best practices.
  • Dashboards and program management tools allow hospital executives to monitor and manage operations against standardized performance indicators and to better engage staff and clinicians.

Market and institutional analytics can identify opportunities to improve cost and quality and can also assess the consequences of more sweeping actions, such as instituting payor risk-bearing arrangements or remaining independent in a world of affiliated institutions.

We help Payers:

  • Cost effective care pathways. Drawing on clinical studies and extensive experience, we help clients understand what high-quality cost-effective care looks like and reallocate resources as needed. Return-on-investment analyses and cost curves help leaders identify which services to invest in and which to divest.We work with clients to review and improve performance in specific areas of care (emergency care, maternity services, and care for older people, for example).
  • Evidence based planning. We help clients understand healthcare reform, evolving consumer preferences, and demographic changes. We bring proprietary research on the attitudes of healthcare consumers and employers, proprietary modeling of the healthcare economy, and bespoke market and consumer research.
  • Derived Payment systems. We advise clients on introducing innovative and effective incentive/payment systems and delivery models. These models often encourage greater integration of care with more patient involvement.

Strategy Insights

Fortis Group, Airtel and Religare Technologies along with MediBank, Australia invest in a Doctor on Call service

To give a data point, every citizen in rural area has to travel a distance of 20 kilometres to avail healthcare facility. The need is to decrease the travel time, decrease the cost and make it more affordable and convenient.Read More>>

Perspectives

Which EMR to buy?Your degree is in medicine, not computer science.

Why then are so many physicians finding themselves focused on software these days? Government, payers and market forces are all pushing physicians to consider an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) strategy. As if practicing medicine weren’t challenge enough, now you need to adopt a new layer of technology infrastructure…Read More>>

Smart Cards and their usability in Healthcare

Even though there are hundreds of smart card pilots in existence around the world, users may not take a card from one country or scheme and use it in another. In order to accelerate the widespread acceptance of multiple-application smart card technology, interoperability – compatibility between cards, card-reading devices, and applications -must be achieved. To do this, the industry must examine the business and technical issues surrounding the need for standardized interfaces between cards, terminals and slots, which is the key to securing dramatic growth for the industry.Read more>>