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1/8/2017
Missourians brace for loss of health insurance as Congress moves to dismantle Obamacare
Samantha Liss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
11/13/2016
To Reduce Emergency Department Boarding and Hospital Crowding, Look Beyond the ED
ACEP Now
9/1/2016
Special Report: Meet the Man Who Solved the Hospital Overcrowding Problem
Gina Shaw, Emergency Medicine News
5/2/2016
Meet the man who says he can reduce the ER overcrowding problem
Hospital executives who have hired Eugene Litvak, president and CEO of the Boston-based Institute for Healthcare Optimization, call him a genius and a pioneer of hospital operations management improvement. By Mark Taylor, Chicago Tribune
4/8/2015
How a seven-day week approach can transform hospitals
Resolving the emergency department crisis – an international perspective. Peter Viccellio, MD & Eugene Litvak, PhD, The Irish Times
1/28/2015
St. Thomas fills health care need in community
Mary Rickard, The New Orleans Advocate
12/10/2014
Holiday Surgery Dangers: What Patients Should Know
Charlotte Libov, Newsmax Health
11/21/2014
Optimize patient flow: The key to reducing readmissions
Ilene MacDonald, FierceHealthcare
11/21/2014
Connections: Healthy Friday - Hospital Readmissions
Michelle Faust, WXXI.org
11/19/2014
Navigating a New Healthcare Climate: Targeting Efficiency and Quality Care
Evan Sweeney, FierceHealthcare
11/17/2014
3 Ways to Improve Emergency Department Efficiency During Flu Season
Lena J. Weiner, HealthLeaders Media
10/23/2014
Regarding Readmissions, One Healthcare Leader Says Hospitals Are Missing the Obvious
Rajiv Leventhal, Healthcare Informatics
9/15/2014
Population Health Requires Healthcare Optimization
Population Health News
9/13/2014
Smoothing out peaks, valleys in admission would save money
Modern Healthcare
7/1/2014
Transatlantic Partnership
IHO has begun working with NHS Forth Valley to effectively manage variability in patient flow to reduce waiting time and improve access and care for patients.
5/4/2014
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Sets New National Standard in Patient Movement, Saving Millions of Dollars, Creating More Efficient Patient Care
IHO Variability Methodology® helped Newark Beth Israel Medical Center save $18 million in just three months by improving patient flow, quality and efficiency.
3/14/2014
US experts trial airline systems in hospital revolution
Daniel Sanderson, Herald Scotland
12/19/2013
Re-engineering surgical patient flow saves lives
Canadian Healthcare Technology
12/16/2013
How Streamlined Admissions Can Save Lives (and Billions of Dollars)
How some hospitals are using "flight-booking" technology to reinvent health care.
12/16/2013
How Streamlined Admissions Can Save Lives (and Billions of Dollars)
How some hospitals are using "flight-booking" technology to reinvent health care.
12/3/2013
Is there another way to solve the nursing shortage?
Zack Budryk, FierceHealthcare
11/4/2013
Montclair's HackensackUMC-Mountainside earns an A
Credited a yearlong collaboration with IHO and NJHA for achieving operating safety, as reasons for the hospital's positive score. The Montclair Times, Andrew Segedin
10/30/2013
Doubling Unit Capacity
Ellie Rizzo, Becker's Hospital Review
10/25/2013
NJ hospitals' efficency changes reduce wait times, stays
Katie Sullivan, FierceHealthcare
10/25/2013
Hospitals cut OT costs and beds through efficiency program
Barbara Williams, The Record
10/24/2013
N.J. Hospitals Improve Quality, Reduce Costs, Shorten Wait Times in 'Patient Flow' Partnership with Institute for Healthcare Optimization
Reuters
10/24/2013
Quality Matters: Q&A: Improving Care by Improving Patient Flow
Sarah Klein, The Commonwealth Fund
10/24/2013
Improving Patient Flow—In and Out of Hospitals and Beyond
The Commonwealth Fund
10/24/2013
Efficiency Steps Help Hospitals Cut Costs While Improving Healthcare
Andrew Kitchenman, NJSpotlight
6/5/2013
Ask Berwick
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.
4/29/2013
CentralLogic Patient Flow Summit
Dr. Eugene Litvak presented at the 2013 Patient Flow Summit as a key note speaker
4/1/2013
Re-Engineering the Operating Room Using Variability Methodology to Improve Health Care Value
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.
3/1/2013
Scheduled Surgery Admissions and Occupancy at a Children's Hospital: Variation We Can Control to Improve Efficiency and Value in Health Care Delivery.
Here is another evidence why IHO approaches is effective in managing patient flow.
1/28/2013
Patient Loads Often At Unsafe Levels, Hospitalist Survey Finds
Kaiser Health News, Alvin Tran
12/17/2012
Empty beds may signal too many hospitals
Jessica Hall, Press Herald
11/1/2012
Stuck in the Emergency Room
Boston.com
10/10/2012
Innovations in Care Delivery to Slow Growth of US Health Spending
Nationwide application of IHO’s Variability Methodology® could reduce US health care per capita spending by 4%-5%.
9/11/2012
IOM: Healthcare delivery wastes $750B a year
Ron Shinkman, Fierce Health Finance
9/10/2012
U.S. squanders a staggering $750 billion each year on health care
Susan Perry, MinnPost
9/8/2012
Institute of Medicine released its new groundbreaking report
Maureen McKinney, ModernHealthcare
9/6/2012
IOM Report Focuses On $750 Billion In Inefficient Health Care Spending
Ankita Rao, Kaiser Health News
9/6/2012
New IOM Report Addresses Growing Complexity Of Health Care
Chris Fleming, HealthAffairs Blog
9/1/2012
Hospitals around the nation have adopted Variability Methodolgy to help alleviate delays in operating rooms
6/5/2012
CEO Checklist for High Value Health-care Recommends Use of Variability Methodology®
National Academy of Sciences
6/1/2012
N.J. Hospitals Partner for Better Patient Care
Kimberly Brook, NJ Business
5/10/2012
Dr. Eugene Litvak selected as Medicare newsmaker
IHO president and CEO Eugene Litvak has been selected by The Medicare NewsGroup as one of those who are determining the future of Medicare. His profile as Medicare newsmaker along with current and former CMS administrators, Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Baucus can be found at http://medicarenewsgroup.com/news/newsmakers
5/8/2012
Go With the Flow
Dean Lin, Suits and Scrubs
3/15/2012
A Successful and Sustainable Health System - How to Get There from Here
IOM President Recommends Smoothing of Patient Flow
3/15/2012
A Successful and Sustainable Health System — How to Get There from Here
IOM President Recommends Smoothing of Patient Flow, New England Journal of Medicine
3/14/2012
Experts: Avoid status quo in hospital operations to improve care, finances
Melinda Caliendo, NJBIZ
1/2/2012
Engineering a cure for hospital inefficiencies
Mark Taylor, Philadephia Inquirer
12/30/2011
HHS gives millions to bring partnership agenda to Pa., N.J.
John George, Philadelphia Business Journal
12/14/2011
NJHA Affiliate Wins $7 Million Federal Contract to Launch Statewide Health Improvement Effort
NJHA will work with the Institute for Healthcare Optimization to provide “flow management” methodologies designed to reduce healthcare professionals’ stress and shortages, improve hospital operational efficiency, improve healthcare quality and reduce costs.
9/23/2010
Rapid Response Teams No Substitute for Wrong Bed Assignment
Cheryl Clark, HealthLeaders Media
9/23/2010
Rapid Response Teams: Best Option for Emergency Care?
ABC News Fixing patient flow can obviate the need for rapid response teams on many occasions
7/22/2010
Healthcare and traffic management
Executive Healthcare Magazine
9/10/2009
Foreign lessons in hospital efficiency
Eugene Litvak on BBC / PRI
8/30/2009
No waiting: A simple prescription that could dramatically improve hospitals - and American health care
Scott Allen, Globe Staff, The Boston Globe
8/25/2008
Scariest Hospital Risks
Forbes, Matthew Herper and Melanie Lindner
7/14/2008
Variability Theory, Part 2: Making Health Care Work
7/2/2008
When the ER Flatlines
Wall Street Journal, Kristen Gerencher
7/1/2008
Sick of Waiting
Sick of Waiting Proto, Linda Keslar, Summer 2008
2/4/2008
Variability Theory, Part 1: Making Health Care Work
2/1/2008
Variability Theory in Health Care: Cutting Costs, Increasing Quality
Host Michael Greenberg, MD Guest Eugene Litvak, PhD
1/7/2008
Variability Theory: Is it a Winning Formula for American Healthcare?
Host Michael Greenberg, MD Guest Eugene Litvak, PhD
12/20/2007
Patient Safety: Does Variability in Admissions Matter?
Brad Prenney and Kathy Fuda, HealthLeaders News
12/1/2007
A new Rx for crowded hospitals: Math
ACP Hospitalist, Eugene Litvak answers questions from Stacey Butterfield about queuing theory
7/14/2007
Scariest Hospital Risks
Matthew Herper, Forbes
5/11/2007
Code Blue for the ER: How to Stop the Bleeding
Arian Campo-Flores, Newsweek/MSNBC
4/23/2007
Special Surgery
Matthew Herper, Forbes
7/5/2006
St. John's Cuts Errors, Increases Efficiency
Kathleen O'Dell, News-Leader
6/30/2006
Albany Memorial Operates on its Surgery Scheduling
Barbara Pinckney, The Business Review (Albany)
5/16/2006
Queue Fever, Parts 1 and 2: A little number crunching can show hospitals how many beds and staff members they really need
David Ollier Weber, Hospitals & Health Networks
8/10/2005
Unsnarling Traffic Jams in the O.R. Surgeons Lose Coveted Perk In Scheduling Procedures; Faster Service for Emergencies
Laura Landro, The Wall Street Journal
6/1/2005
Restructuring the ER
Susan Dentzer, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
1/25/2005
Getting with the flow helps hospital deliver service
Scott Allen, Globe Staff, The Boston Globe, front page
12/1/2004
Boston Hospital Sees Big Impact from Smoothing Elective Schedule
OR Manager
7/8/2004
Busy Boston Medical Center eases delays by keeping 'customers' moving
Scott Allen, Globe Staff, The Boston Globe, front page.
5/20/2004
OUR VIEW: Cost-cutting in the ER
Patriot Ledger, Editorial
11/1/2003
Managing Patient Flow: Smoothing OR Schedule Can Ease Capacity Crunches, Researchers Say
IHI.org
9/5/2002
Study ties crowded ERs to surgeons' scheduling
5/17/2002
Hospitals eye BU plan to boost care, add revenue
Allison Connolly, Boston Business Journal
4/6/2001
BU Program Seeks Balance of Cost vs Care at Hospitals
Allison Connolly, Boston Business Journal
3/24/2000
Researchers Argue that Fluctuations in Care Delivery Wastes Hospital Resources
Gabrielle Strobel, Focus