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The Fear of Productivity?

Any healthcare consultant that focuses on productivity will tell you the unfortunate look received when sharing that your job is to improve performance.

Improving Physician Practice Efficiency

When it comes to their health, the general public tends to put a great deal of trust in their local hospitals, doctors, surgeons, and medical staff. Why shouldn’t they?

How do you know how many FTEs you need?

With personnel expense making up more than half of the total operating expense of most hospitals and health systems, understanding how many FTEs your organization actually needs to run efficiently is a priority. A Full-Time Equivalent, or FTE, is the sum of all worked or paid hours divided by the total hours in a pay…
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Productivity Management Should Not Be a Yo-Yo Diet for Healthcare Organizations

In today’s environment, it is safe to say that the majority of people would agree that personal health and fitness are key elements to living a long and happy life. However, for a large portion of the population, clean-eating and frequent exercise are not part of their current routine. In an effort to “battle the…
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Workforce Optimization: Best Practice Strategies for Success

What does “Best Practice” mean in the healthcare environment? Just as in any other field, “Best Practice” is the commitment to using all the knowledge, processes, data and technology at one’s disposal to ensure success. However, let’s take that one step further and note that this success must be realized in the most efficient manner possible in…
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Management’s Role in Improving Quality and Producing Safer Outcomes in Healthcare

With today’s advanced technologies, healthcare providers have saved more lives than ever thought possible. Miracles are happening every day. State-of-the-art equipment currently available certainly plays a role, but these miracles are due mainly to the outstanding teams of medical professionals who utilize these resources to make improved healthcare outcomes a reality. The outcome is the…
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Conducting a Physician Practice Review

One of the important activities conducted by healthcare providers is a thorough performance review of physician practices. Healthcare organizations and their leaders, along with physicians should understand the importance of these reviews and how consumers rely on this information when making their healthcare buying choices. As the number of newly insured patients enter the marketplace for…
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Bridging a Gap in Healthcare Leadership with Interim Management

In the healthcare industry, it is important to have access to the strongest leadership model possible. With all the changes that have taken place even in the last five years alone, medical institutions have had to deal with the disruption of existing models across both the public and private sectors. Unfortunately, the trickiest step to…
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Improving Quality and Producing Safer Outcomes in Healthcare

When it comes to the healthcare industry, the general public tends to put quite a lot of trust in their local hospitals, doctors, surgeons and medical staff. And why shouldn’t they? After all, it takes many years of schooling and dedicated practice for one to acquire any degree or licensure pertaining to medical care. With…
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