Friday, September 23, 2022

Hospital Productivity Systems: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Part II: Two Examples from Physical Medicine

In our last blog article we detailed all the good ingredients of a best - practice productivity management system. 

Link to Part I

In this article we provide two examples where decision-making based on an existing productivity system went off the rails, and where additional analytics made things right again.

Here below, for your viewing and sharing pleasure, is a slide deck detailing two examples of hospital management system-based decisions from Physical Medicine. These two examples are a compilation of detailed work analysis, creative engineering and collaboration primarily by the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Directors of these departments, their managers and therapists, Nursing colleagues, and their executive C-Suite Leadership. The work was conducted over three health systems in the Midwest and Northeast, representing five different hospitals and their clinics from 2020-2021.

Just click on the first slide to bring up the slide viewer, and remember to save as a favorite for future education in your own organization.

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Hospital Workforce Productivity Systems: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The increased corporatization of healthcare has made investment in big data systems possible. The data has proven to be a powerful tool for public service, patient access and margin improvement. But the downside is using this information for remote supervision rather than local supervision. That means judging performance a few management layers away from the department management, in a corporate office, based purely on limited data reports and verbal hearsay. 

This is the first of two blog articles. Here, in the slide deck below, we will detail the "Good": robust systems of complete information used in a disciplined infrastructure designed for two-way communication, collaboration and understanding. We will show the positive results these have generated in two  hospital improvement project examples. 

Simply click on the first slide to bring up the full-screen slide viewer.

In the next article we will detail two examples of the "bad" and the "ugly". We will share how good but incomplete information was misunderstood, painting false conclusions and generating poor decisions. These generated illusory short-term financial gains that burdened staff, patients and margin. 

Take your pick. Some learn best by good examples of good habits. Others are annoyed by it and need to see the negative results of bad habits. There are no bad habits, though. Simply habits that no longer function in this current environment. Here is our contribution to the journey forward.

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Friday, September 2, 2022

Rinse and Repeat: New Problems Can't Be Solved With Old Solutions

When hospital systems attempt to solve new problems with old solutions that don't work, the problems get worse

Today's financially challenged healthcare environment didn't just happen by itself, nor was it caused entirely by COVID. Executive decision-making had a little something to do with helping it along. But the good news is, there is a better way.

Here below is a quick slide show to consider and share, along with a list of recommendations. Just click on the first one to bring up the slide show viewer.

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