topic: Business Process Optimization
Many questions arise with a merger or affiliation: Will departments and staffs be combined, will there be a consolidation of the systems used, and will there be opportunities to create a shared services model? Ultimately, how do you ensure merger or affiliation success? Here are seven detail-oriented steps to consider.
Is Your Health Care Project Headed the Wrong Way? By Zaida S. Aronovsky & Chet Stagnaro
Just because a major project is treading new ground does not mean it is destined for failure. By knowing the warning signs of a troubled project, you can intervene more quickly and effectively. Based on our more than 45 combined years of experience rescuing faltering projects, here are five of the most common red flags – and what you can do about them.
As seen in HealthCare Business Today. Interested in quickly improving the clinical and financial performance of your medical group or practice? It starts by building a more engaging, patient-focused culture in your organization. That’s the key takeaway of a recently released report from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), which found that fostering a patient-centric culture...
In years past, health care CEOs and other top executives could typically single-handedly fulfill their designated roles. Today, that is often no longer possible. Increasingly, due to significant business, regulatory and cultural changes and expansions, health care organizations are employing chiefs of staff to support their CEOs and other senior executives on a temporary or even permanent basis.
Knowledge management helps health care organizations of all types and sizes more effectively manage internally and externally generated knowledge, enhance care and customer/patient service.
Depending on which types of patients you serve, your health plan audit may be made by many regulatory entities. Your compliance department should be notified when an audit will be conducted. If you do not have a compliance department, your point of contact will typically be in your C-Suite, such as your CEO or CFO.
A new workflow automation tool was burdened with a difficult-to-learn user interface and workflows which didn’t fully match users’ jobs, resulting in employees who didn’t use the tool or did so incorrectly. Because managers didn’t believe the tool facilitated their employees’ work, they didn’t recommend it or use the tool’s reporting features to drive decision-making.
More providers and health care organizations are forming clinical integration networks (CIN) to collaborate on improving the quality and efficiency of care, while allowing themselves to continue to operate independently.
Rather than becoming frustrated by the potential vastness of a data warehouse build, consider instead the advantages of thinking small. As in, start with a single data warehouse pilot project, learn your best practices from that experience, and expand accordingly from there.
Many health care organizations’ business intelligence teams lack the experience, bandwidth and/or big-picture strategic and analytical skills needed to adequately respond to their organizations’ heightened needs.
A well-thought and skillfully delivered training plan can help health organizations realize a return on their investments, reduce operational risks, heighten the skills, engagement and productivity of employees and improve the quality of care and services.