The inability to align hospital capacity with patient demand for services results in system stress and widespread waste and inefficiency. Suboptimal scheduling practices frequently cause hospital overcrowding, readmissions, medical errors, hospital acquired infections, delays, lack of preferred beds, cancellations, underutilization of existing resources, inflated cost, and nurse and physician burnout. The traditional solutions of adding more physical capacity or increasing staffing are no longer feasible (or advisable) in today’s healthcare environment.
The Institute for Healthcare Optimization (IHO) assists organizations to optimize their efficiency, rapidly generating revenue and improving quality without trade-offs. These approaches are scientifically grounded and have been successfully applied with dramatic financial and quality of care improvement results at numerous leading hospitals including: Mayo Clinic, Florida; Johns Hopkins Hospital; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Boston Medical Center; Palmetto Health of Richland, South Carolina; Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, UK; and The Ottawa Hospital, Canada. In addition, IHO has established a statewide collaborative with the New Jersey Hospital Association to apply the methodology in many of their acute care hospitals.
IHO Educational Workshops offer face-to-face training on Operations Management techniques and Variability Methodology to drive practical, high-impact improvements in your health system. Please join us for these dynamic seminars, which include case studies presented by organizations that have achieved revolutionary results in both cost reduction and quality improvement.
What you’ll learn:
- The effect of redesigning patient flow on hospital overcrowding, quality of care, patient safety, mortality rate, readmissions, and financial margins
- How to use scientific operations management tools such as queuing analysis, simulation modeling, and critical path methodology in the healthcare setting
- How to optimize organizational resources (staff, beds, etc.) to assure high-quality care at the lowest cost
Continuing education credits may be available for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
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