Hospital Operations

Hospital Operations

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By one estimate, the U.S. wastes $480 billion annually on healthcare expenditures that dona€™t improve care. Worse, because of faulty systems a€“ not personnel a€“ up to 98, 000 people die every year due to preventable medical errors a€“ and that doesna€™t count non-terminal events such as hospital-acquired infections. In Hospital Operations, two leading operations management experts and four senior physicians demonstrate how to apply new OM advances to substantially improve any hospitala€™s operational, clinical, and financial performance. Replete with examples, this bookshows how to diagram hospital flows, trace interconnections, and optimize flows for better performance. Readers will find specific guidance on improving emergency departments, operating rooms, hospital floors, and diagnostic units; and successfully applying metrics. Coverage includes: reducing ER overcrowding and enhancing patient safetya€bimproving OR scheduling, enhancing organizational learning, and responding to surgeons and other stakeholdersa€b improving bed availability, optimizing nurse schedules, and creating more seamless patient handoffsa€b reducing lab turnaround time, improving imaging responsiveness, and decreasing lab errorsa€bsuccessfully applying the right metrics for every facet of hospital performance. The authors conclude by previewing the qHospital of the Future, q addressing issues ranging from prevention and self-care to the evolution of technology and evidence-based medicine.In Hospital Operations, two leading operations management experts and four senior physicians demonstrate how to apply new OM advances to substantially improve any hospitala€™s operational, clinical, and financial performance.


Title:Hospital Operations
Author: Wallace J. Hopp, William S. Lovejoy
Publisher:FT Press - 2012-10-30
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