Have Your Nursing Shortages Escalated Into Capacity Issues?

For years, we have heard about impending nursing shortages. Today, shortages that were regional and seemed manageable have escalated into much more critical problems. Surges of acutely ill patients during upswings in the pandemic, combined with a rebound of backlogged surgeries and delayed care, have stretched nurses to the breaking point. They’ve become burned out and are leaving the bedside. [...]

By |2022-06-21T13:42:48+00:00June 21st, 2022|

Overcoming Hospital Discharge Process Challenges with Intelligent Automation

In many situations, the most successful approach is to begin with the end in mind. That is especially appropriate when it comes to capacity management. Effective admissions and patient throughput rely on proactive discharge planning. A hospital discharge process that begins as soon as the patient is admitted can reduce the length of stay, eliminate unnecessary excess days, increase overall [...]

By |2022-03-29T01:05:37+00:00March 28th, 2022|

Hospital Capacity Planning is More Than Patient Flow & Physical Space

Hospital capacity planning also requires enabling your frontline staff Technology solutions are often described as part of a three-legged stool, with people and process comprising the other legs. While technology is the enabler, people and processes must also be in sync in order for the technology to have the intended impact on operational improvement. Without all three, the strategy is [...]

By |2022-03-14T13:12:46+00:00March 14th, 2022|

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|
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