Savvy healthcare organizations are embracing strategies to simultaneously improve the bottom line and care quality. Sometimes responsible for two separate aspects of the health system, now CFO and CNO collaboration is vital to a hospital’s success.
Somnia’s new white paper, “Five Warning Signs of an Underperforming Anesthesia Team,” reviews hospital and ASC management challenges, identifies five warning signs of underperformance in anesthesia, and shares specific elements for high performance in anesthesia management.
HealthLeaders' survey on workforce management queried leaders from a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. The 150 respondents represent executives across all disciplines — administration, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information. In the next three to five years, hospitals, health systems, and other patient service providers expect to augment their time-and-attendance and payroll systems with integrated applications that enable more sophisticated data crunching around labor analytics, acuity management, and staffing assignments. The goal? To convert the workforce from overhead to asset — a flexible, agile asset that will help organizations succeed in an increasingly demanding regulatory and competitive environment.
CEP America provides three case studies illustrating how integration across the acute care continuum and innovative models of care help manage populations by improving throughput, reducing readmissions, and producing superior hospital-wide metrics.
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Published Date: Oct 12, 2015
To succeed in today’s healthcare environment, hospitals and health systems must evaluate the best operating model for key functions to enhance efficiency and optimize performance. This often involves determining whether partnering with another organization to perform a business function makes sense for you.
In the rough-and-tumble world of community and rural hospitals, the phrase “innovate or get left behind” is no longer a scary suggestion thrown out by expensive consultants, but a daily reality for CEOs. Rocked by reform and big changes in areas including financing, care models, and population trends, chief executives are getting used to making bold leadership decisions on a regular basis.
A decade ago, hospital leaders viewed cost containment as a distant option to that of building topline revenue through increased volumes and rates. But with the road to profitability choked off by a recession, the ACA, and double-digit increases in healthcare inflation, most have been left pursuing a flurry of initiatives to cut operational costs and maintain positive margins.
As chief transformation officer at MemorialCare Health System in Los Angeles and Orange counties, CA, it’s Helen Macfie’s job to rethink the future of healthcare delivery. Lately, she’s been thinking a lot about healthcare reform and care redesign as the six-hospital integrated delivery system, with more than 200 care sites, focuses on growth across the Southern California region.
Can hospital staff use personal devices for work-related communications? Spok surveyed 450+ healthcare organizations to assess the current landscape. Results show a lot of variation and may surprise you.
Read Part 1 of the Revenue Cycle Management Peer-to-Peer series authored by Cathy Dougherty, VP of Revenue Cycle Management at Gwinnett Health System. In this article, Cathy discusses how Gwinnett Hospital System handles the business side of caring by helping patients to understand and plan for what they owe, resulting in a positive and satisfying financial patient experience - See more at: http://www.relayhealth.com/solutions/financial-solutions
Data driven tools and analytics can uncover a wealth of new savings opportunities for surgery centers and surgical hospitals. And you usually don’t have to search far to uncover the savings. You can immediately tap into one source of data to find these opportunities. Every Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System offers a set of standard reports. Stored inside are at least five ways to save. Download this whitepaper to learn about these five opportunities
Days at a surgery center, or surgical hospital, can be unpredictable… but your supply chain doesn’t have to be. From managing costs, to physician preferences, surgery centers are challenged every day to maintain an efficient supply chain. Download this infographic to find out ways Cardinal Health can help your surgery center overcome five challenges, because less time focused on challenges means more time to focus on what matters most… patients
Dans cette optique, Oracle Hospitality propose Restaurant 2025. Il s’agit d’un important rapport sur ce secteur d’activité visant à sonder des clients et des restaurateurs pour identifier les nouvelles technologies qui serviront à réorganiser notre activité. Leurs réponses combinées apportent des informations supplémentaires sur ces innovations, notamment le taux d’adoption anticipé, les incidences éventuelles et les craintes connexes, réelles ou imaginaires, qu’il convient de dissiper.
The use of wristbands to identify hospital patients has been a standard practice for well over half a century. Handwritten, typed or printed, wristbands were originally created to provide an easy way for caregivers to verify identity at any point along the patient’s healthcare journey. From newborns in the delivery area to geriatric patients in rehabilitation, everyone got a wristband. And that’s how things worked until the introduction of barcode technology.
By putting barcodes on hospital wristbands, healthcare facilities can leverage a host of connected technologies to improve safety and quality of care. It’s also the most effective way to comply with the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) to “Improve the accuracy of patient identification,” which the Joint Commission has included in its annual goals since 2003.
The key benefit of creating a case management methodology is to multiply its effectiveness by replicating it across the organization's patient-facing departments, practices and functions. In this way, your organization can reduce costs, increase quality and streamline its operations.
Few travelers today will arrive at a hospitality venue without a mobile device. In fact, some 86% of us will carry two or more. Our expectations are changing. Wi-Fi is now the essential amenity we look for at a hotel. It’s a deal-breaker: no Wi-Fi, no return stay. In fact, both leisure and business travelers say that it’s more important to have Wi-Fi at a hotel, along with air-conditioning, than breakfast.
The results of this seminal study on green building in the retail and hospitality sectors show that green building is expected to grow significantly in the next two years.
In this 64-page SmartMarket report, new green opportunities are discussed for firms in the retail, restaurant, and hotel sectors.
Summit Healthcare and Frontier Communications began working together more than a decade ago when Frontier installed a 50Mbps Metro E circuit into the hospital. However, the two organizations have developed an especially strong partnership over the last five years.
Video collaboration opens up opportunities for greater interaction and innovation, regardless of industry. Everyone benefits. For example, in healthcare, video is dramatically changing the way institutions interact with customers and professionals. In recent years, a number of hospitals across the United States have been subscribing to video and voice call centers that enable them to share language interpretation services, psychiatric care services and other developing capabilities. In the process, video collaboration is affecting business outcomes, changing business processes and helping healthcare facilities achieve scale, cost and efficiency not seen before.
"Transforming the capabilities of Norway’s largest hospital with Avaya VENA Fabric Connect Oslo University Hospital needed a scalable, smart healthcare network to bring together three hospitals and absorb future growth, new acquisitions and third-party services. Read this case study for the details on how they accomplished their goals, and much more >"