Presentation Archive

Patient Flow Process in the New Reimbursement Reality

With Medicare funding cuts and the rebirth of capitation, hospitals must transition from revenue centers to cost centers, shifting their focus from generating revenue to cutting costs. Hear Medical Director David Yu discuss how hospitals can leverage multidisciplinary patient flow initiatives to remain financially competitive in this changing cost-driven care environment.

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Discharge Process Reengineering to Enhance Organizational Throughput

As the management team at University of Chicago Medicine reviewed the growing complexities associated with providing patient care, they recognized opportunities for operational efficiency gains around their discharge planning and coordination. Hear director of patient logistics, Emily Lowder, discuss how they identified opportunities, implemented solutions, and measured the impact of their efforts.

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Reducing Readmissions Through a Thriving Post-Acute Care Network

Changes in health care bring a mandate for an effective post-acute care network. This presentation will focus on the development of two innovative partnerships within UCLA Health’s post-acute care network. Here System Director Marcia Colone discuss these partnerships and their impact on readmissions.

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The Necessary Steps in Patient Flow Management

The escalating growth and interest in patient flow reflects widespread recognition that it is a critically important aspect of the health care delivery system in the United States and throughout the world. The importance of patient flow cannot be overestimated, especially in light of the Affordable Care Act, because only by addressing patient flow issues can we simultaneously improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care. In this presentation, Dr. Eugene Litvak will discuss how to make the first steps in the journey of patient flow improvement.

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The Command Center and the Patient Story

Community Regional Medical Center developed at 24/7 Command Center to oversee patient flow into and through their facility. Hear Chief Medical Innovation Officer, Mark Kestner, discuss how their approach encourages smarter multidisciplinary rounding, improves the Case Mix index, mitigates denial risk, increases patient flow, and simplifies the workflow of the bedside clinician.

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Capacity Optimization – What You Should Know

Effective hospital capacity management includes applying proven methodologies to real data to achieve profound results. Join patient flow consultant Michael Harrington as he takes a tour through the operational science that powers patient flow and operational efficiency efforts.

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A Path to Financial Health by Reducing Surgical Variability

An initiative by the Ottawa Hospital to improve the quality of patient care led to the redesign of surgical operations. This new approach got surgery patients in and out of the hospital faster, improving the quality of care indicators while also increasing the financial health of the hospital. In this presentation, Paula Doering will discuss the challenges that the hospital faced, the methodologies and processes used, and the impact of those changes on the hospital.

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Accountable for Progress: Best Practices in Population Health Management

In the journey toward population health management, health systems today are making numerous investments in network development, care model redesign, strategic operation and technology optimization to improve the patient experience as well as to optimize clinical and financial outcomes. In this presentation, Dr. Weaver will demonstrate how health systems can be successful in the transition to population health management and accountable payment.

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Improving Patient Flow with ED Process Redesign

A comprehensive emergency department patient flow process redesign has made a tremendous impact on Tampa General Hospital’s ability to efficiently provide care for its patients. In this presentation, three representatives from Tampa General Hospital will walk through the methodologies and process that Tampa General developed to transform patient care.

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Achieving Zero Dead Bed Time

A patient is discharged and a bed opens. What happens next? In this presentation, John Pennington, manager of Enterprise Patient Flow, will answer this question with perspectives from bed management, emergency department, environmental services, and the transport team.

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