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|

6 Tips For Managing Inpatient Capacity During COVID-19 Surges

A new surge of COVID-19, fueled by the Delta variant, is unfortunately making its way across the United States. As hospitals once more begin to fill to capacity and beyond, executives and managers need accurate forecasts and flexible systems to make the best use of beds and staff. Additionally, fast communication, real-time staffing, and patient data, which are important factors [...]

By |2021-08-31T13:56:33+00:00August 30th, 2021|

Predicting Discharge Barriers to Optimize Patient Flow

Hospital IQ isn’t here just to predict and pinpoint problems, we are using the Hospital’s unique data set and providing timely and accurate recommendations before they occur, enabling leaders to manage patient flow and discharge issues proactively. By predicting discharge barriers like missed tests, care teams are able to reduce length of stay, decrease avoidable days and reduce ED boarding.

By |2022-01-13T19:01:42+00:00February 25th, 2021|

Managing ICU Capacity and Surgical Demand During COVID-19

COVID-19 has created ICU capacity constraints across the country. This has left perioperative and inpatient leaders huddling on strategies to keep their ORs open while ICU capacity is at a premium. Without ICU capacity, OR bottlenecks will occur and force the cancellations of surgeries. The cancellations then have a domino effect impacting patients, physicians, and the hospital’s bottom line.

By |2022-01-12T21:12:19+00:00November 17th, 2020|

How to Expedite Your Patient Discharge Process

A high-priority topic for many healthcare organizations is establishing an efficient discharge process. How can hospitals decrease the time it takes to discharge a patient? Hospital IQ has worked with our clients to develop the patient flow planner, a discharge automation tool that reduces length of stay through better patient flow management. One of the most successful discharge practices we’ve [...]

By |2022-01-27T21:12:02+00:00September 8th, 2020|

COVID-19 is Here to Stay. So Are Good Discharge Practices.

With the resurgence of COVID-19 both in the U.S. and wider world, it’s safe to say the pandemic will be with us for a long time, and possibly in multiple waves. This has of course affected hospitals across the country, increasing patient volume with longer-than-average patient stays at a time when most hospitals have resumed elective surgeries and are experiencing [...]

By |2020-08-11T13:18:55+00:00August 11th, 2020|

5 Strategies for Hospitals to Reduce Inefficiencies and Patient Length of Stay

This article was originally published on Becker's Hospital Review. Growth in the healthcare industry has helped to increase accessibility to services, but it has often led to operational inefficiencies. By using predictive analytics, healthcare providers can tackle these inefficiencies, giving clinicians and administrators the time and insight to proactively manage potential issues, resulting in improved patient care. Adopting these tools [...]

By |2020-07-13T19:58:43+00:00June 30th, 2020|
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