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By Bonnie Geld | Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Optimizing case management will become more important for managing hospital flow as organizations restart services put on hold while caring for COVID-19 patients.

 

Tag(s): Coronavirus (COVID-19), quality cost and value, Discharge Planning, Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Efficiency and Waste Reduction
By Karen Murrell | Thursday, Jan 09, 2020
An emergency physician counters the myths and misunderstandings that can get in the way of improving patient flow in the hospitals.

 

Tag(s): Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, ED - Emergency Department, Quality Improvement, Quality, Cost, and Value
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Aug 07, 2018
To improve hospital flow without distortion, leaders must look at the whole system of care processes, not just performance within individual patient care units or for subgroups of patients. Systems thinking requires viewing the organization as adaptive to the needs of patients, and comprised of interdependent clinicians and staff, departments, patient care units, infrastructure, and processes all working toward a common purpose.

 

Tag(s): Quality, Cost, and Value, Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Patricia Rutherford | Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
Failing to improve hospital-wide patient flow puts patients at risk for suboptimal care and potential harm. It also increases the burden on clinicians and hospital staff.

 

Tag(s): Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Patient Safety, Quality, Cost, and Value, Quality Improvement
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jan 02, 2018
UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, used the diagnostic assessment and action planning approach described in IHI’s Achieving Hospital-wide Patient Flow white paper to accelerate existing efforts to achieve better hospital-wide patient flow.

 

Tag(s): Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Discharge Planning, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Cost Containment and Reduction
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