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Winchester Medical Center found a new use for its in-room interactive patient education system: assessing and documenting patient pain levels.
Good Samaritan Hospital has cut its door-to-floor and door-to-physician times in half after implementing three solutions to improve patient flow.
Scripps Health's laboratory consolidation and automation is expected to improve productivity, significantly reduce cost per test, and speed up turnaround times.
Fall prevention approaches implemented during a six-month pilot program are now being successfully used hospitalwide.
St. Lucie Medical Center has reduced door-to-doctor times and decreased left-without-being-seen rates since redesigning its ED processes.
Taking a multidepartmental approach, Nash Health Care Systems was able to reduce its Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection rate by 84 percent over the past four years.
A number of targeted initiatives have helped Bethesda North Hospital improve its HCAHPS patient satisfaction scores.
Several factors, including hospital-physician alignment, have contributed to a successful integration effort between St. Luke's Hospital and Cardiologists L.C.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services' director of innovation shares advice on inspiring and implementing breakthrough improvements.
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix is decreasing noise and increasing patient satisfaction scores by using interactive patient care technology.
Iowa Health System is creating a toolkit to train clinicians on how to properly use the teach-back method to improve patient understanding.
Memorial Hospital, a regional hospital in South Bend, Ind., is using a systematic approach to reduce costs, increase revenue, and improve patient care.
The Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is reducing patient wait times.
According to Press Ganey's 2009 Emergency Department Pulse Report, which analyzes data from 2008, patients spent an average of 243 minutes in the ED, an additional 27 minutes when compared with data in 2002.
Instilling cost consciousness among staff requires a shared sense of purpose. Here, strategies for getting staff onboard with cost savings initiatives.
Ardent Health's quality culture pays off in a $4 million reduction in supply costs last year, an anticipated 30 to 40 percent decrease in registration related costs, and much more.
Providers are using a number of tactics to boost productivity, such as adopting new technologies, using physician extenders, and redesigning to improve efficiency.
Four industry-proven process improvement approaches are helping providers cut costs, reduce waste, and eliminate inefficiencies—while simultaneously enhancing the quality of care.
Providers are using technology to resolve labor shortages, improve coordination, increase access to care, and solve other care delivery shortcomings.
These healthcare providers still have some work to do to qualify for HITECH meaningful use incentives. But their electronic health records are already creating efficiencies-and, most important, improving patient care in meaningful ways.
This infographic highlights more than 20 innovative practices that hospitals and health systems are adopting to improve patient flow in the ED and beyond.
The introduction to "Collaborating for Results," a Leadership special report. This report demonstrates how providers can increase quality and reduce costs by crossing department and organizational silos and working cooperatively.
Implementing an electronic health record at one of Presence Health's hospitals was accomplished in stages designed to ensure minimal disruption to the revenue cycle.
The revenue cycle workflow and reporting tool shows risk areas that need to be addressed, the patient liability collections process provides clear, measurable goals.
Amy Amick, president, revenue cycle management, and William Davis, vice president, revenue cycle advisory solutions, both with MedAssets, share insights on the industry and techniques to drive sustainable performance improvement.
Eric Ward, president and CEO, Parallon Revenue Cycle Services, discusses key trends in revenue cycle management and factors providers should consider when partnering to advance their revenue cycle performance.
Doug Festermaker, managing partner and executive vice president of health care, Warbird Consulting Partners, shares strategies to leverage outsourced CFO expertise to lead special projects or fill interim roles while recruiting is underway.
Lisa Schneider, CFA, managing director, non-profits & healthcare systems at Russell Investments, offers insights on today’s asset management environment and what to look for when working with a solutions provider to optimize a healthcare organization’s portfolio strategy and manage risk.
Todd W. Lillibridge, president and CEO of Lillibridge Healthcare Services Inc., and executive vice president of medical property operations at Ventas, discusses trends in healthcare real estate strategy and key considerations when choosing a partner for managing a healthcare organization's service and capital needs.
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