April 2020

Top 10 Strategic & Operational Trends We Expect Post-COVID-19

April 13th, 2020|Categories: Operations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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.

Providing a Better Environment for Healthcare Workers

April 6th, 2020|Categories: Space Allocation|Tags: , , , , , |

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 Access and Flow for Immunocompromised Patients’ Safety

April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Operations|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

Supporting Patients to Integrate Technology into Their Daily Health

April 1st, 2020|Categories: Operations, Patient Care|Tags: , , , , |

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.

March 2020

Planning in a Time of Constrained Capacity

March 19th, 2020|Categories: Capacity, Emergency Department, Operations|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

February 2020

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.

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