Cost. Efficiency. ED Overcrowding. Nurse Workload. Patient Flow. Quality. Safety. Patient/Provider Satisfaction.
Whether you’re concerned with just one or all of the above, IHO has the solution. Learn More >
Another election cycle, another health-care debate
National adoption of patient flow optimization practices has the potential to reduce total U.S. per capita spending “by 4-5%", which amounts to $140 to $180 billion a year.
Emergency Rooms Shouldn't Be Parking Lots For Patients
Smoothing out surgical scheduling to improve efficiency is much less expensive than building a new hospital wing, and has been shown to yield major improvements.
To Solve Hospital Overcrowding, Think Like a Mathematician
An operations management specialist is applying lessons from statistics to help free up hospital beds. It’s working.
New Joint Commission Resources Book
Optimizing Patient Flow: Advanced Strategies for Managing Variability to Enhance Access, Quality, and Safety
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
IHO Variability Methodology® helped Newark Beth Israel Medical Center save $18 million in just three months by improving patient flow, quality and efficiency.
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% ($130-160 billion annually)
Smoothing the Way to High Quality, Safety, and Economy
Artificial peaks and valleys in hospital demand, driven by planned surgeries, foster health care delivery that endangers patients, reduces access to care, puts pressure on clinicians at some times, and results in underutilization of health care resources at others.
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.
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
Bloomberg Baystate Business News - Question #1 Nurse Staffing Ballot
Listen to Dr. Litvak talk about IHO's solutions for nurse staffing challenge. Talk starts at minute 30.
The way out of the nurse staffing impasse
Unresolved nurse burnout at hospitals globally leads to legislative initiatives such as Massachusetts' ballot Question 1. In the face of financial constraints and workforce shortages, the only solution is to smooth variability in healthcare operations.
Joint Commission Resources Book
The IHO’s approach to managing variability in healthcare delivery is the central theme of Joint Commission Resources’ new book.Learn More
IOM Report: Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended IHO Variability Methodology as one of the six principles to address the compelling issue of access to healthcare.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:
- Nurse Staffing
- Physician Staffing
- Inpatient Mortality
- Patient Safety
- Boarding and Diversion
- Hospital Overcrowding
- Rapid Response Teams
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
See how one hospital increased annual revenue by $137M, and avoided $100M in cost, while improving quality of care.
Estimate Your Hospital's ROI
This ROI estimator will show you some of the potential incremental surgical volume and financial benefits from Phase I of Operating Room redesign at your hospital.Try Now