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Neville Zar: Analytics use essential to keep healthcare vendors accountable

The Steward Healthcare vice president says the consequences of not watching vendors closely can be too costly to ignore.

Neville Zar, senior vice president at Steward Healthcare, is bullish on keeping the health system's slate of vendors accountable, using a host of tools including analytics platforms to measure the performance and the reliability of their services.

For Zar, who spoke about the topic at the Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit in Boston on Tuesday, the consequences of not watching vendors closely can be too costly to ignore.

In the video above, Zar shares some of the reasons, as well as the improvements seen at Steward, for such strict controls.

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