Healthcare in 2022 – A Look Ahead

Real-Time Data Will be Key to Patient Access and Increasing Volumes  If 2020 was the year of the shock of the global COVID pandemic on health systems and hospitals, 2021 was the year of healthcare delivery organizations’ response to the shock. As organizations sought to rebound financially, they faced the challenges of controlling costs while trying to return to pre-2020 [...]

By |2022-01-18T15:51:45+00:00January 18th, 2022|

Flip Rooms Are Nothing to Flip Out About

Assessment Analysis for a Well-Constructed OR Flip Room Plan Awarding surgeons a flip room is a common practice and often a driving force in recruiting and retaining in-demand surgeons and service lines. From a surgeon’s perspective, flip rooms greatly improve their efficiency and time management. Conversely, from the hospital’s perspective, they generally lower overall utilization and consume twice the resources [...]

By , |2021-12-13T14:19:11+00:00December 13th, 2021|

2021: A Year in Review

At the beginning of 2021, a lot of people were eager to close the book on 2020 and return to normalcy and predictability. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in many regards. But I saw people continuing to adjust, adapt, and evolve to the challenges thrown our way, and a few noticeable trends emerged over the course of the year.   [...]

By |2021-12-13T13:33:10+00:00December 9th, 2021|

Don’t Leave Valuable Staffing Resources Underutilized In a Crisis

Health systems across the country are still experiencing significant effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ongoing patient surges coupled with staff burnout and turnover are adding to the long-existing healthcare staffing crisis. Just like during the height of the pandemic, every available staffing resource is incredibly valuable. Yet we’ve found that many health systems are inadvertently underutilizing some of their own [...]

By |2021-11-15T14:30:28+00:00November 15th, 2021|

The Cost of Caring: A Nurse’s Perspective

The long-discussed nursing shortage has been accelerated. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need for 1.1 million new RNs for expansion and replacement of retirees by 2022. Compound that with more nurses than ever before leaving the profession for other industries, a shortage of nursing educators to teach and inspire the next generation of nurses, along with limited [...]

By |2021-11-08T21:09:17+00:00November 8th, 2021|

5 Reasons to Embrace AI-Enabled Hospital Operations Management in Your Magnet Recognition Program Journey

As the 2021 ANCC National Magnet Conference approaches, I’ve been thinking about how technology can support successful nursing practices and contribute to job satisfaction for nurses. This is not much of a surprise given my background as an RN and my current role as Director of Clinical Solutions at Hospital IQ. Knowing that more than 9,000 nurses and nursing executives [...]

By |2021-11-01T13:46:20+00:00November 1st, 2021|

Building a Perioperative Strategic Plan

Perioperative Management Requires a Strong Strategy The perioperative suite is a vitally important and extremely complex area for hospital leaders. It generates around 60% of a hospital’s revenue, but also 60% of expenses just in one cost center. This area requires significant attention, strategy, and execution to maintain volume and in turn, contribution margin. With this in mind, it can [...]

By |2021-12-10T14:51:03+00:00October 12th, 2021|

Patient Discharge Performance Improvement: The Benefits of Intelligent Automation to Optimize Discharge Practices

Intelligent Automation Delivers Sustainable Patient Discharge Performance Improvement Our series on patient discharge performance improvement opened with a review of why project-based initiatives don’t deliver sustainable results, detailing that the root of the problem is the massive amount of information that is created and maintained manually through written notes, text messages, phone calls, and conversations, and then siloed across clinical and [...]

By |2021-10-12T14:13:11+00:00October 12th, 2021|

University Hospital’s Journey Toward Achieving Systemness

Below, read Dan Towarnicke of University Hospitals in Cleveland discussing their journey toward achieving systemness with Hospital IQ. Dan is the VP, Perioperative Services at University Hospitals based in Cleveland, Ohio. The obstacles to achieving systemness across University Hospital A few years ago, the perioperative leadership team at University Hospitals realized we were having a problem with strategically aligning multiple [...]

By |2021-10-18T16:14:44+00:00September 27th, 2021|

Patient Discharge Performance Improvement: Top 5 Recommendations for Optimal Discharge Practice Improvement

In the opener to our series on patient discharge performance improvement, we reviewed why project-based initiatives often fail to sustain long-term results. In summary, “Without a system-wide culture change along with the technology to allow cross-functional teams to easily obtain, collaborate, and act on the status of each unit and every patient within that unit, old habits return, delays creep back [...]

By |2022-01-11T22:49:22+00:00September 13th, 2021|
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