2024 is the Year of the Dragon and is forecasted to bring about opportunities, changes, and challenges. In Chinese culture, the dragon holds a significant place as both an auspicious and extraordinary creature. It is unmatched in talent and excellence, symbolizing power, nobility, honor, and success.
In healthcare, successful leadership is both independent and collaborative. Effective leaders understand the importance of their unique role, but rely on the input and contributions of others to truly excel. Knowing the responsibilities associated with a specific management title or position distinguishes workload distribution and controls expectations.
The ALTIUS team is excited to unveil the second installment of our Productivity Playlist. This time around we are channeling the spirit of the season through some classic holiday songs, tapping into the power of productivity once again by tying its principles to festive music. Andy Williams: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Routine productivity monitoring supports a streamlined budget process by aligning staffing needs with projected volumes.
While October is synonymous with all things Halloween, we often forget that it is also a great month for a little healthy competition! Both college and NFL football are underway, the NHL kicks off its new season, and the excitement of the MLB playoffs keeps fans on the edge of their seats. As a firm based in the great sports town of Pittsburgh, PA, ALTIUS understands the value of competition; “it is through it we discover what we are capable of and how much more we can actually do than we ever thought possible.” Our team believes that competition can be the greatest motivation for positive change, both for ourselves and our clients.
As September nears its end and school is back in full swing, now is the perfect time for hospitals and health systems to focus attention on professional development. While the “on-the-job” learning never stops in healthcare, structured leadership education often gets pushed off or even overlooked. Fortunately, the ALTIUS team is “hot for teaching” and offers organizations a variety of solutions for continuous instruction.
Music is transcendent. It can be inspirational, motivational, therapeutic, and cathartic. Great music can be an immediate memory recall, bringing you back to a time and place with only a few notes.
Change is hard. Whether it be incremental or swift, it is typically met with some resistance. However, as Socrates once said “the secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
The months leading up to a fiscal year turn can be stressful enough. In light of the current climate, healthcare organizations are faced with even more significant challenges. Any preliminary volume and staffing projections previously in place are now being cast aside and re-evaluated based on new strategies to restore financial stability.
Healthcare is a demanding industry. There are a LOT of emotions associated with each experience, from the high highs of saving a life to the low lows of losing one. In recent months due to the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare professionals have endured mentally and physically grueling work conditions never before experienced.
The U.S. Healthcare System is currently wasting an estimated $765 Billion (23% of what is spent) per year due to inefficient operations! Surprisingly, the majority of this waste is not being generated by pricing failures and supply chain issues, but through workflow and labor management deficiencies.