Quality of Care

Patient Progression: The missing key to achieving your patient flow goals

Patient Progression:  The missing key to achieving your patient flow goals

By Bob Gleason-Moore RN, MN

Is Patient Progression Management MIA in your Patient Flow Strategy?

We were going to move the needle on length of stay.  We would finally meet the goal corporate had set for our hospital. We had changed our processes.  We had tools in place.  We were ready! But our length of stay barely budged, what happened?

Considering a Command Center for Your Hospital?

Considering a Command Center for Your Hospital?

By Stephen Passalacqua

3 Reasons Hub-and-Spoke Command Centers Achieve the Most Positive Outcomes for Patients and Staff

When it comes to improving patient outcomes, boosting hospital financials, maximizing organizational efficiency, and improving allocation of resources, there are few technologies that can compete with the deployment of a healthcare command center.

Is a Lack of Physician Alignment Eroding the Foundation of Your Patient Flow Management?

Is a Lack of Physician Alignment Eroding the Foundation of Your Patient Flow Management?

By Bob Gleason-Moore RN, MN

Use This Quick Checklist to Find Out

When a foundation is not optimized, it may weaken or even collapse the structure it is meant to support.

In the hospital, physicians play a cornerstone role in the foundation of optimizing patient flow and on-time patient progression.  So, why is it that physicians are often misaligned with the organization when it comes to these crucial components of the patient stay?  How do you find out if this is a problem in your hospital?

Discharge Delays Creating Rush Hour in the ED? Put Patient Progression in the Express Lane

Discharge Delays Creating Rush Hour in the ED? Put Patient Progression in the Express Lane

By Bob Gleason-Moore RN, MN

3 Keys to Driving On-Time Discharges

We've all been there before. It's happened again. We just can't seem to get our patients discharged on time. Patient flow and throughput are suffering across the hospital. Patients are waiting hours, even days, in the ED for an inpatient bed. Staff morale plummets as they realize they have no choice but to provide inpatient care in settings they know are not ideal for their patients. Sounds ominous, doesn't it?  Well, I have good news.

The 8 Milestones of Patient Throughput: How a “Production System” for Care Always Puts the Patient First

We think a lot about milestones in healthcare. The major milestones now are the shift from volume- to value-based care and the evolution to community health management. These healthcare milestones change everything about the way hospitals operate, provide care and succeed financially. So how do hospitals thrive in this evolution?