Hospital Budget Systems Are Holding Back Innovation
MARCH 29, 2018
The IPU is an essential component of the value-based care model advocated by Harvard Business School’s Michael Porter. Despite a one-year payback period and a highly positive net present value (NPV) from this investment, the department will often reject the attractive opportunity. Instead, the finance office can allow the department to keep some of the savings it created, in excess of the original acquisition cost, in future year budgets.