Superior Productivity in Health Care Organizations: How to Get It, how to Keep it

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Health Professions Press, 2004 - Medical - 187 pages
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When deteriorating margins jeopardize your hospital's or health system's financial health, take your organization off the critical list with Superior Productivity in Health Care Organizations: How to Get It, How to Keep It. Loaded with practical, enduring solutions, this book will help hospital and health system management reclaim lost productivity in a surprisingly short time and at low cost. Based on the author's direct experience with over 50 hospitals, the text takes you step by step through the process from analysis to implementation of productivity standards and beyond. Learn to: Reduce revenue drains so that revenues outpace expenses Identify why the most popular productivity strategies go awry and how you can avoid their pitfalls Develop and implement realistic and understandable labor standards Relate productivity to strategic goals Resolve core productivity concepts and management problems Encourage a larger role for department managers in increasing productivity Determine the optimal time to use benchmarking Avoid falling back on stopgap measures (e.g., layoffs) Relate productivity to the hospital's mission and strategy Institute effective, customized monitoring systems and protocols Develop incentives for superior performance and create consequences for poor management Formulate new procedures to capture and build on what has been accomplished Invigorate the productivity of any organization with entrepreneurship and innovation Overcome entrenched politics that put off needed changes Dozens of incisive illustrations, tables, flowcharts, and case studies illuminate the text's core concepts of measurement, accountability, simplicity, and fairness. Get the only book that tackles head on the productivity and viability issues on the minds of hospital administrators, physicians, corporate health system staff, financial executives, practice management administrators, clinical and technical mgrs, business planning

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Contents

The State of the Union
1
How to Develop Realistic Productivity
27
Implementation
65
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M.B.A.

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