Posted in June 2013

Want to Improve Throughput? Focus on Human Beings First

Want to Improve Throughput? Focus on Human Beings First

It’s easy for hospital performance and management measures to become abstract, disassociated with the human beings they effect. But length of stay, throughput efficiency, O/E ratios, HCAHPS and preventable harm all change the lives of the people who give and receive care at your hospital. Efficient patient throughput, the heart of hospital operations, changes those … Continue reading

Oh, the Places You’ll Go to Discuss Patient Flow!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go to Discuss Patient Flow!

That homage to Dr. Seuss in the title is our clever (ok, corny) way of recognizing some other great places online to learn and discuss ways to improve patient flow and throughput: 1) One of our favorite LinkedIn groups is direct about its mission: Patient Flow for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations. We particularly like the enthusiastic group … Continue reading

Porter Research: Coordinated Care Starts with Logistics Strategy

Porter Research: Coordinated Care Starts with Logistics Strategy

We are pleased to link to this Porter Research interview with Karl Straub, president of Care Logistics. Porter’s Jennifer Dennard asks the right questions, tying the pressing challenges hospitals face (the shift from volume to value, inefficient silo-based operations, patient experience, readmissions) with a solution founded on logistics for patient care and throughput. Her intro sums up … Continue reading