Posted in August 2013

Example: How a Daily Patient Progression (SNAP) Huddle Promotes Better Care and Communication

Example: How a Daily Patient Progression (SNAP) Huddle Promotes Better Care and Communication

In a previous post we introduced the SNAP huddle (Status Now, Action Planning), a concise, daily multidisciplinary dialogue about patient care progression. It covers diagnostics, procedures, medications and clinical care delivery, encouraging communication about advancing patient progression and quickly overcoming any obstacles. Here is a simple example of how this daily discussion keeps everyone responsible … Continue reading

Reason 1 for Poor Patient Throughput: Hospital Departments Act in Selfish Isolation, Not in System Harmony

Reason 1 for Poor Patient Throughput: Hospital Departments Act in Selfish Isolation, Not in System Harmony

Some organizational obstacles transcend continents and cultures. This New Zealand business consultant posted a terrific look at the dysfunction of teams working with selfish objectives that undermine the goals of the organization. His post resonates because he doesn’t focus on any single industry or type of company, but the lessons apply universally. We consistently see … Continue reading

Northwest Community Hospital Partners with Care Logistics to Establish Logistical Control System

Northwest Community Hospital Partners with Care Logistics to Establish Logistical Control System

Northwest Community Hospital in Chicago announced a partnership with Care Logistics to adopt the Hospital Operating System. The solution combines hospital logistics software, centralized care coordination and real-time performance management to dramatically improve patient throughput and operational efficiency. “This partnership with Care Logistics is part of our efforts to prepare our organization readiness for the future … Continue reading