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With so many numbers being quoted across the industry and in the U. S. health reform debates, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. At Thomson Reuters, we feel that having an objective and comprehensive understanding of the savings potential will be beneficial to all who are concerned about improving the healthcare system.
Thomson Reuters is an objective and independent information and analytics company that has been providing critical healthcare data and intelligence to constituents across the industry for more than 30 years. With this expertise, our research team began to explore our data, as well as published research and expert opinion on this topic. Their work found that there was a great deal of analysis available, but that it had not been compiled to provide a comprehensive perspective on the opportunity for savings. There were many estimates, many studies, many opinions, but no real compilation of the facts that, in theory, could help shape some very pivotal decisions about healthcare reform.
Thus was born the effort that led to the white paper “Where can $700 billion in waste be cut from the U.S. health care system?” Please watch the short video for a quick look at the staggering numbers and take the time to read our white paper. You’ll see that there is evidence to suggest that $700 billion in savings represents a realistic potential aggregate target, with specific areas that are identified for opportunity across the industry.
We hope you will take the time to explore this Web site. We have assembled many of our thought leaders and collected numerous white papers that speak to and illustrate our experience in driving performance improvement in healthcare. The materials include case studies and videos that show how real hospitals, health plans, employers and governments, and government agencies have realized tangible benefits because they chose to “Start by getting the facts,” and then made informed decisions.
That’s what we at Thomson Reuters call “The Knowledge to Act”.