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Sharon Kelley Explains How Healthcare Reform Has Hospital Systems Focusing on the Outpatient Arena

Gibsonia, PA, April 28, 2013 --( Sharon Kelley, an accomplished financial management executive with extensive expertise in healthcare financial leadership, offers information on the process of Hospital Systems migrating patient care to outpatient settings.

Former healthcare CFO, Sharon Kelley has previously identified a number of ways for healthcare Chief Financial Officers can prepare for the impacts of the American healthcare system's transformation. Controlling salaries, infusing Hospital Systems with talent, scenario planning, and establishing efficiencies within organizations are all ways in which Hospital CFO's can prepare for healthcare reform and ensure that they offer a delivery model that will encompass the necessary success items for an accountable care organization (ACO).

Many Hospital Systems, in order to align with the goals of healthcare reform such as increased quality, decreased cost, and improved population health are now investing in outpatient care. This strategy of migrating patient care to the outpatient setting allows Hospital Systems to improve not only patient care, but also efficiency. This shift in care setting began two decades ago when advances in technology made it possible to perform procedures that were previously inpatient only, into the doctor's office setting, making for more cost effective procedures.

The reasons for Hospital Systems focusing their strategy on the transition to outpatient care are numerous, explains Sharon Kelley. As Hospital Systems move toward the overall goal of trying to keep patients out of the hospital, outpatient care becomes increasingly more important. Hospitals are also focused on making healthcare more accessible to patients. The investment in outpatient clinics not only offers improved access to care for patients and the opportunity to better manage population health but, it can also help to increase market share.

About Sharon Kelley

Sharon Kelley is an accomplished financial management executive with extensive expertise in healthcare financial leadership. She currently serves as an Independent Consultant and Revenue Cycle Subject Matter Expert at Soar Consulting, LLC. Sharon Kelley attended Duquesne University and University of Pittsburgh.

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Sharon Kelley
1030 Old Orchard Drive
Gibsonia, PA 15044
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