Late Start Times in Operating Rooms (Part 2)

In the first edition of the series, we covered several potential reasons that OR start times get delayed. Nobody likes to wait, and when ORs are consistently lagging behind schedule, it often leads to increases in cost and decreases in … Continue reading

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Late Start Times in Operating Rooms (Part 1)

Nobody likes to wait. This can be especially true in hospitals where stress levels, fear and anxiety are often high. It goes without saying, but each hospital should be making active and consistent attempts to ensure their OR starts on … Continue reading

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The Need for Price Transparency

Here are a couple of points in the name of price transparency for FY 2019 and beyond according to Becker’s Hospital CFO Report. “5. Under CMS’s final inpatient payment rule for FY 2019, hospitals are required to publish a list … Continue reading

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Physician Preference Items (Part 2)

In the first article in this series, we highlighted several important points about physician preference items, including issues, inefficiencies and discrepancies. Here, in part two, we’ll discuss potential solutions. One study published by The Milbank Quarterly: A Multidisciplinary Journal of … Continue reading

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Physician Preference Items (Part 1)

A healthcare organization’s primary goal is to provide quality care to its patients.  In order to accomplish this goal the organization must remain profitable, and in order to remain profitable an ongoing evaluation of spending must take place. Funding is … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Improve Hospital Margins

This article was written by Lisa Miller. One would think that patient care, employee performance and financial margins would reach optimal levels in the US if the US healthcare consumption represents 17.2% of its GDP, and yet, US health outcomes … Continue reading

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