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November 2019

Activation Readiness: The Devil Is in the Details

November 18th, 2019|Categories: Implementation, Patient Care, Transition Planning|Tags: , , , |

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.

How to Stop Throwing Money Out the Window

November 5th, 2019|Categories: Capital Assets, Facility Condition Assessment, Operations|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

The Importance of Persona Building

November 1st, 2019|Categories: Patient Care|Tags: , , , , , |

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.

October 2019

Activation Readiness: Are You Sure You Didn’t Forget Something?

October 29th, 2019|Categories: Operations, Transition Planning|Tags: , , , |

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.

Harnessing the Power of the Purse through Obstetrics

October 1st, 2019|Categories: Patient Care|Tags: , , , , , |

With delivery being widely known to be loyalty driven, it is important to connect the downstream benefit and impact of satisfied consumers of women’s service on institutions, especially from a patient experience standpoint.

September 2019

What to Consider When Exploring the Private NICU Model

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Operations, Patient Care, Staffing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

To make room for family members who are caring for and spending time with infant patients, many NICUs are moving from an open-ward NICU model to private rooms.

Staying Competitive in Pediatrics Isn’t Child’s Play

September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Patient Care|Tags: , , , , |

What is unique about children’s hospitals? To stay competitive within the market, strategies must be deployed to protect and strengthen market reach by addressing challenges in the pediatric space.

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May 2019

Planning Ambulatory Centers for Highest and Best Use – Part 1

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Ambulatory, Capacity|Tags: , , , , , |

To provide the best care and ensure patient satisfaction, designers have to be thoughtful about incorporating the right architectural elements into limited ambulatory center space.

Orthopedics’ Continued Shift to the Ambulatory Setting: Developing an Organizational Site-of-Care Strategy

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Ambulatory|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hospitals and health systems are faced with a difficult question: Do they transition highly profitable orthopedic procedures to the outpatient setting in pursuit of increased volume and revenue at a lower margin?

Balancing the Private vs. Semi-Private Conversation

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Optimization, Patient Care, Utilization|Tags: , , , , |

There is no definitive method or algorithm for determining the quantity of private versus semi-private rooms on an inpatient behavioral health unit. However, having a conversation about the following considerations is the most productive approach to help you determine the appropriate complement.

April 2019

Integrating Behavioral Health into Your Primary Care Clinic

April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Patient Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The shift in where and how behavioral health is treated is progressing, and primary care is at the forefront of multiple avenues for proactively identifying and treating behavioral health patients.

Community Matters for Behavioral Health Patients

April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Outpatient, Patient Care|Tags: , , , , |

Behavioral health spans a range of conditions from eating disorders to substance abuse and touches all demographics. Unfortunately, the number of dedicated behavioral health beds in the United States has been declining.

March 2019

How Much Should Your Program Invest in Personalized Cancer Medicine?

March 19th, 2019|Categories: Outpatient, Patient Care, Space Allocation|Tags: , , , , |

PCM offers hope for patients—analyzing a tumor in a patient allows the treatment team to choose the most effective drugs for that patient and ideally prolong his or her survival. But personalized medicine has its drawbacks.

What Does Oral Chemo Mean for Your Infusion Space?

March 5th, 2019|Categories: Capacity, Utilization|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Oral chemo has many pros and cons. But if you’re involved in administering chemo infusions in a hospital or cancer center, you might be wondering what effect patients taking their treatments at home is going to have on usage of your infusion bays.

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