Just as critical as building a coordinated response to a pandemic is protecting your staff members while they're working long hours in difficult conditions.
The vulnerabilities of our healthcare system have been made painfully apparent, and longer-term structural reforms are necessary to sustain healthcare systems into the future.
Outside of “How do I (the hospital) improve first case on-time start and room turnover?” the next most asked question for surgeries is, “Do the metrics include our flip rooms, and how is providing more than one room to physicians affecting those metrics?”
Developing a system capital planning process that creates a framework for capital investment decision support and prioritization is a must-do now more than ever.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so the Catalyst team wanted to share the mental health practices that we’ve found helpful over the past several months.
Once the novel coronavirus pandemic started, even more hackers were trying to access healthcare data. What effect does this public health emergency have on healthcare data security?
With the right planning and integration of all stakeholders, the CSC can serve as the hub connecting the patient, provider, manufacturer, distributor, public sector, and federal response teams.
The sheer volume and clinical complexity of the healthcare supply chain creates vulnerabilities and infrastructure strains when confronted with issues such as a pandemic. Health systems must plan appropriately for disruptions in their supply and prepare to meet patient care demands.
It’s doubtful that we’ll see hospitals convert a majority of their medical/surgical beds into ICU beds. However, we anticipate that facilities will reevaluate projected ICU bed need.
The top priority when reopening hospital departments is staff and patient safety. There are a number of steps you can take to create a safe environment for reintroducing programs that have been reduced or closed during the COVID pandemic.
CMS has issued their initial guidelines and key providers in surgery have released their recommended roadmap for resuming elective surgeries, but where do you start?
Many are delaying shifting to telehealth because they are overwhelmed by creating the perfect environment for providers and patients. In the end, waiting to execute a telehealth plan until it is absolutely perfect will just hinder the transition.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 changes we’re anticipating from a strategic and operational healthcare perspective on the other side of the curve, in the next few months as well as over the next couple of years.
Healthcare workers are tirelessly working in the hospitals, clinics, and testing centers while putting themselves and their families at risk and oftentimes in less-than-ideal work conditions.
Managing patient access to a healthcare facility is just one way to keep patients as safe as possible, especially when they are immunocompromised. However, this task can be a complex one, especially for a cancer center.
Wearable health trackers and apps are tremendously useful in managing healthcare. However, the opportunity to track their health metrics can be daunting for the patient.
Every health system and hospital in the world is trying to answer urgent questions about COVID-19 response planning. Simulation planning can be the ideal solution.
The goal of any hospital activation project is to maintain or improve patient safety and care quality in a new space. But the activation team must also consider many other needs.
Deciding how and where to allocate your healthcare system's limited budget can’t just be done “the way we’ve always done it.” You must develop a plan that is driven by the system’s market strategies and incorporates operational efficiencies.
Understanding your patient population in a deeper manner than at the market level is an important step in designing space that serves the patient. It’s important to understand the variety of challenges a patient might encounter on their progression through a visit to your facility.
As consultants to healthcare facilities and systems, knowing about iatrogenic decline reminds us to discuss the expected continuum of care versus what is being provided.
Having someone remind you of a forgotten task as it pertains to a hospital opening can help allow you to get ahead of possible bottlenecks before there is a delay or discontinuity in the delivery of patient care.