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2/23/17 Surgical Staffing Webinar

Surgical Staffing: Reconciling Staffing Guidelines, Physician Preferences, & Productivity Benchmarks in Determining Staffing Levels Recorded: Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 45 Minutes Originally presented at the OR Business Management Conference, this presentation shares the benefits of going far beyond a traditional staffing approach that uses guideline OR productivity benchmarks to a much more integrated and Read More >

2/23/17 OR Data Analytics Webinar

Leveraging Data Analytics to Optimize Scheduling & Resources in the Operating Room Recorded: Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 40 Minutes Originally presented at the 2017 OR Business Management Conference, this presentation on OR data analytics discusses how to design and utilize cross-departmental reporting data and tools to forecast and fulfill supply, instrument and equipment demand, Read More >

Hospital staffing benchmarks: The tip of the iceberg

Having been in the healthcare industry working in some aspects of performance improvement, performance measurement and process design for two decades, we have seen significant advances in the application of benchmarking. That being said, our team of staffing and productivity consultants often still have to help clients get past the fact that comparative data benchmarking Read More >

Standardizing Scheduling and Registration Delivers $1.7M Savings

The client This 850-bed three-hospital system wanted to improve the patient and physician experience, and improve the efficiency of their decentralized scheduling and registration processes. The challenge To improve interactions with patient and referring physician offices, our client sought to identify and reduce hospital- and system-wide variances found in patient scheduling, pre-registration and registration processes. Read More >

The Premium Pay Challenge – It’s Not Rocket Science

Is your hospital struggling to meet its financial targets? Most are, and yet many executives are often uncomfortable, unprepared, or under-resourced to scrutinize one of the largest expenses on the income statement…salaries and wages. Over the years, I’ve heard many reasons for this, including: “We have collective bargaining agreements. There is nothing we can do.” Read More >