The Institute for Healthcare Optimization’s approach to managing variability in healthcare delivery is the central theme of Joint Commission Resources’ second edition of the book: Managing Patient Flow in Hospitals: Strategies and Solutions
Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America. One of the most important issues addressed in the report is the necessity of using Operations Management methodologies (particularly Variability Methodology® and queuing theory) in health care settings.
Smoothing the Way to High Quality, Safety, and Economy
"Direct and indirect savings from smoother patient flow could give Medicare a new lease on life, underwrite biomedical research, reduce the national debt, support schools, and serve many other private and public purposes. At the same time, properly managed patient flow can reduce medical errors and enhance the quality of care. We owe these improvements to our patients, to the health care community, and to the next generation." New England Journal of Medicine, October 24, 2013. 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.
Recent study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons demonstrated significant improvement in operational and financial performance by applying IHO Variability Methodology® to reduce cost, improve quality of care, and boost staff satisfaction.
Health care leaders from around the world came together to attend the IHO Advisory Board Meeting. June 13, 2012
CEO Checklist for High Value Health-care Recommends Use of Variability Methodology®
Flow variability management and queuing theory recommended as 1 of 10 items on a CEO checklist developed by a group of healthcare leaders, June 2012, Learn more »
IOM President Recommends Smoothing of Patient Flow
A Successful and Sustainable Health System — How to Get There from Here, New England Journal of Medicine, March 15, 2012, Learn more »
A “learn by doing” practical approach to patient flow assessment, analysis and action planning. Learn more »
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 »
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 »
How one hospital increased annual revenue by $137M, and avoided $100M in cost, while improving quality of care Learn more »