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Joint Commission Resources Book

The IHO’s approach to managing variability in healthcare delivery is the central theme of Joint Commission Resources’ new book:
Optimizing Patient Flow:  Advanced Strategies for Managing Variability to Enhance Access, Quality, and Safety
Release Date: May 30, 2018


IOM Report

Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access identifies best practices for making significant improvements in access and system-level change. This report makes recommendations for principles and practices to improve access by promoting efficient scheduling.

What's New

New Joint Commission Resources Book
Optimizing Patient Flow:  Advanced Strategies for Managing Variability to Enhance Access, Quality, and Safety
The prologue tells the story of Lewis Blackman, a young teen who died as a result of patient flow problems in the hospital. This tragic story provides an additional argument for improving patient flow, which can indeed be a matter of life and death. The foreword and prologue are both available here »

Nationwide application of IHO’s Variability Methodology® could reduce US health care per capita spending by 4-5% ($130-160 billion annually). Learn more »

Smoothing the Way to High Quality, Safety, and Economy
New England Journal of Medicine. Learn more »

Managing Patient Flow Variability as a Foundation for Enhancing Access, Quality and Safety of Care within NHS Scotland. Read white paper here »

US Health Experts Bid to Ease NHS Grampian Waiting Times
IHO is helping NHS Scotland make sustainable improvements on national access standards and staff and patient satisfaction. Learn more »

NHS National Patient Flow Program
IHO Variability Methodology® has demonstrated dramatic patient flow improvements across NHS Scotland. Learn more »

St. Thomas fills health care need in community
The New Orleans Advocate. Learn more »

Donald Erwin, MD, CEO of St. Thomas Community Health Center, speaks about the importance of the IHO’s approach to systems optimization, variability management, and operational efficiency in providing greater access and quality of care for patients.

New National Standard in Patient Movement
IHO Variability Methodology® helped Newark Beth Israel Medical Center save $18 million in just three months by improving patient flow, quality and efficiency. Learn more »

Don't Get Your Operation on a Thursday
Nurses that are overwhelmed with excessive patient loads will not be able to provide adequate patient care. Learn more »

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and former President & CEO of IHI, speaks about stewardship of resources, improvement, innovation and Eugene Litvak’s work.

Client Success Stories

Applying IHO Variability Methodology® in the hospital, outpatient and primary care settings demonstrated significant improvement in operational efficiency, quality of care as well as improvements in patient and staff satisfaction.  Learn more »


Quality and Safety Corner

The Institute for Healthcare Optimization’s approach to managing variability in healthcare delivery addresses some of the most intractable quality and safety issues such as readmissions, ED boarding and others. Learn more »


Healthcare Cost Corner

Hospital costs can be decreased by millions of dollars annually by adopting the Institute for Healthcare Optimization’s approach to managing variability in healthcare delivery. Learn more »

A Case Study 

How one hospital increased annual revenue by $137M, and avoided $100M in cost, while improving quality of care Learn more »

ROI Estimator

Estimate your hospital's ROI. Read More »


CMS Partnership for Patients

 

New Jersey Hospital Association to partner with IHO to improve quality, safety and efficiency statewide, and to build a roadmap for national adoption, Learn more »