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HDO CIOs Must Adopt Integrated Cost Decision Support to Meet CFOs’ Changing Needs

Published: 28 February 2020

ID: G00451466

Analyst(s): Sachin Dev


Healthcare delivery organization CFOs need a way to understand the true cost of patient care and advance their cost optimization strategy. CIOs must adopt an integrated cost decision support framework to advance cost accounting for real-time and predictive cost forecasting.

Table Of Contents


  • HDOs Are Under Significant Financial Pressure — And Cost Control Is Key to Financial Performance
  • Adopt an ICDS Framework
  • Start With Advanced Cost Accounting to Identify the True Costs of Care at Macro and Micro Levels
  • Implement Real-Time Healthcare Costing Next
  • Deepen Cost Insight With Predictive Cost Variance Alerting
  • Reconceptualize Cost Cutting as Cost Optimization With ICDS

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