This seminar introduces the topic of health care productivity by outlining where the industry currently stands in its approaches to labor management, changing the skill mix, benchmarking, and hospital mergers. Mr. Fogel shows participants how to chart a simple, yet highly effective, method for developing superior productivity that can be tailored to their own organizations. Topics covered include the development of standards, successful implementation techniques, effective monitoring protocols, and creation of incentives and consequences — the secret for constructing a successful productivity program. The seminar goes beyond the “mechanics” of productivity — definition, measurement, and calculation — by addressing management structures to help ensure that organizations stay on track.
Participants will learn to
- Design a productivity program that will bring powerful results to their own organizations
- Create realistic labor standards that managers will understand and accept
- Generate real accountability for productivity with new procedures and governing rules
- Craft incentives and consequences to promote positive action and guide organizational behavior
The seminar concludes with a number of case studies, taking participants through the entire process, from analysis to implementation and beyond. This seminar is both operational and strategic, presenting a step-by-step implementation guide as well as framing the program in terms of the organization’s culture and strategic objectives.