CSSD staff engagement key to achieving regulatory compliance

The client Community hospital in the Midwest with 147 beds The challenge Sterile Processing leadership challenged to manage staff and the required processes Organization at risk for regulatory compliance resulting in patient safety and quality concerns Leadership, team, safety, quality and the environment of care in need of dramatic transformation The approach The process began Read More >

Market alignment enables hospital’s benefit program to regain 80/20 cost-sharing ratio

The client Acute care hospital in Southern California with 250 staffed beds The challenge Although the hospital had a benefits committee that met quarterly to review limited claims data and cost to the organization, the committee had not increased co-pays, deductibles or employee contribution in more than four years. The employer’s percentage of overall cost Read More >

OR process improvements increase patient throughput, optimize EPIC

The client Midwest hospital with 296 beds The challenge Newly appointed Perioperative Services director and leadership team Need for support to drive adherence to milestones and timelines of an EPIC installation for OR inventory locations Dated Perioperative Services supply chain practices Need to improve core processes that impact throughput efficiency The approach The process began Read More >

Rethinking Care Delivery: Payment Reform Drives Performance

Healthcare systems today face a multi-pronged challenge: How can you improve quality patient care and profitability amid growing costs and reductions in reimbursements? How are both financial and clinical quality reaped from operations? Yesterday’s ideas won’t meet the health care challenges of tomorrow. After years of unsustainable growth, healthcare in the United States is facing Read More >

LOS improvements yield $3.3 million savings opportunity

The client 5 faith-based hospitals, clinics and associated medical groups in the Pacific Northwest with more than 1,000 staffed beds The challenge Concerns about cost efficiency with expensive surgical procedures Concerns that physicians did not have data available to communicate costs of various operative products Financial status heading the wrong direction Highly competitive healthcare environment Read More >