Hospitals face increased need amid pandemic to improve patient throughput
An acute care hospital cannot begin to be able to deliver cost-effective care if it lacks a fully coordinated approach for moving patients from admission to discharge. Lower admissions. Higher patient days. Longer-than-average length of stay (LOS) in acute care. These are among the significant challenges U.S. acute care hospitals face as a result of…
How Orlando Health improved its bottom line by optimizing observation services
Orlando Health in central Florida offers a case example of how to effectively manage patients in observation status to reduce average length of stay for these patients, thereby, freeing up capacity for care of patients with higher-acuity conditions.