From Feb. 18-20, more than 400 SHS members convened in Orlando, Florida, for the annual Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference. The conference was a great success! From pre-conference workshops on Wednesday to the Student Paper Competition on Thursday and cross-industry knowledge sharing on Friday, there was more knowledge shared than hours in the day!
View winners of competitions (Poster, Student Paper, Student Simulation, SHS Scholarship, Social Media, YouTube Video)
If you were not able to attend this year (or even if you did and want to see the sessions you missed), please take some time to review the content our wonderful presenters have shared at the conference website here: https://www.xcdsystem.com/shs/proceedings/index.cfm?pgid=58
Provider scheduling is an important challenge in almost any clinical environment. Industrial engineering- and operations research-based decision support tools can be very valuable, not only in reducing the workload of producing these schedules, but in greatly enhancing their quality. Continue reading
As hospitals' focus on reducing infections has intensified, central line-associated bloodstream infections fell by 46 percent between 2008 and 2013, according to the National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading
Please join us in congratulating the following members for their continued service and membership with Society for Health Systems. These members have been completed milestone years of service to the society in the month of March 2015.
Patient Satisfaction guru Quint Studer describes the CEO’s “ultimate” dashboard in a recent Becker’s Hospital Review article. The dashboard is a concise selection of metrics for laser-focusing on the issues that drive results. These metrics fall into four "buckets:" productivity, volume, clinical quality and service.
This recent presentation provides an approach for labor and non-labor cost reduction using internal and external benchmarks. The benchmarks are based on extensive experience by the author’s organization. The presentation includes productivity benchmarks for the various types of specialties within the typical hospital lab.