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    Allies in opioid stewardship: Fort HealthCare implements high risk alerts to combat epidemic

    Fort HealthCare in rural Jefferson county, Wisconsin, is the sole hospital and only local resource of opioid stewardship. Between 2015-2017, the county death rate due to opioid overdose nearly tripled, and in 2017 alone, the county death rate due to opioid abuse exceeded the entire state of Wisconsin by 31%.

    Value-based programs and care management boost quality while decreasing cost and utilization

    While most of the U.S. health care market inches toward value-based care, Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, South Carolina, has fully adopted the payment model as part of its more than 150-year-old mission: “Healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence.”