Hospital administrators, Healthcare CFOs and Directors of Finance for healthcare facilities are in an almost impossible position. Medicare reimbursements continue to be cut. The cost of readmissions continues to grow. The pressure to reduce costs while simultaneously ensuring the quality of patient care and patient safety continues to be a daily stress. The approaches to resolve these problems are often well-intended but disparate in focus and lacking in a holistic long-term sustainable vision which ultimately causes them to fail.
So, how do you successfully strip out costs from daily hospital or healthcare activities without impacting the quality of care?
By uniting healthcare quality issues towards a common goal of cost savings.
Uniting healthcare initiatives towards the goal of cost savings and improved quality of patient care allows clear visibility to overall hospital objectives while providing the real ability to drive change to desperately needed cost reductions. Looking at pockets of improvements across hospitals and healthcare facilities is not going to achieve long-term sustainable savings and significant improvements in quality of patient care. Quality projects done in silos without visibility to overall hospital quality initiatives often negatively impact, duplicates or does not meet original expectations of the individual initiative.
To achieve desired cost savings quality initiatives done in silos without alignment to overall -- must end.
Only when a holistic view of all the hospital and healthcare facility initiatives is attainable and a unified vision of objectives is achieved can sustainable cost savings and dramatic improvements in patient care be recognized.
This is where Safer Healthcare comes in.
To ensure healthcare quality initiatives are united, vision is set, objectives are known and a holistic approach to quality is achieved, Safer Healthcare has helped 1000’s of hospitals around the globe target the following areas:
- Capacity Capability vs Productivity
- Patient Flow
- Supplies & Instruments
- Preference Card Management
- Scheduling & Case
- Patient Safety & Quality of Care
- Leadership Visibility
- Crew Resource Management
- Accountability Metrics
- Physician Engagement
- Cross-Functional Healthcare Team Orientation
- Asset Management
- Systems Architecture & Integration
- Best-Practice Knowledge Center
- Compensation & Recognition
- Staff Flexibility Incentives
- Billing & Cash Management
Real productivity gains. The 1000’s of hospitals Safer Healthcare has assisted worldwide with unification of quality initiatives have realized 30 – 50% long-term gains in productivity. Further, with Safer Healthcare’s proprietary Perfect Patient Index (PPI) hospitals and healthcare facilities are able to daily measure key parameters in the continual reduction of costs and improvements in quality care.