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In the Spotlight
During COVID-19, Experts Outline 5 Key Steps for Finding Extra Hospital Capacity
Years of research on the subject of "patient flow" has shown that hospitals can manage their bed capacity and reduce or eliminate the need to add more beds. To free up capacity during the pandemic, hospitals must move to a full 24/7 operational platform by implementing five key steps, according to this Modern Healthcare article. See also the IHI White Paper: Achieving Hospital-wide Patient Flow
Managing the Most Expensive Patients
This Harvard Business Review article shares how several health systems, including Kaiser Permanente, have successfully developed and implemented models for treating the sickest and most expensive patients (in the top 5 percent of health care spending). The authors present the case for more broadly implementing these models.
Lessons for the Complex Care Field: Camden Coalition’s RCT
While the results for the randomized controlled trial (RCT) study for the nationally recognized Camden Core Model were not positive in terms of reducing six-month readmission rates for a very high-need subset of patients, the findings highlight critical opportunities for improving care management interventions that target highly medically and socially complex populations.
How Three Health Systems Are Tackling Waste
article details initiatives underway at Bellin Health, Northwell Health, and Providence to reduce waste and cost in their health systems. All three health systems are
IHI Strategic Partners