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.
How Streamlined Admissions Can Save Lives (and Billions of Dollars). 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 »
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.
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 »
Applying IHO Variability Methodology® in the hospital settings demonstrated significant reductions in ED and hospital overcrowding and waiting times, mortality, hospital costs, etc. as well as improvements in patient and staff satisfaction. 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 »