Loaded with practical, enduring solutions, this book will help hospitals and health systems achieve increased productivity in a surprisingly short time and at low cost. This revised second edition not only supports current financial and workforce trends in healthcare services, but also introduces new measurement methods.
In a supportive, conversational style, the author takes you step by step through a simple, logical, and powerfully effective approach that moves from analysis to implementation of productivity standards, and then beyond. Drawing upon his successful experience with more than 70 hospitals, Paul Fogel provides dozens of incisive illustrations, tables, financial models, and case studies to illuminate the text’s core concepts of measurement, accountability, simplicity, and fairness.
Whether you want to increase current work output or reclaim lost productivity, you will learn how to:
- Develop and implement realistic and understandable labor standards
- Resolve core productivity concepts and management problems
- Avoid falling back on stopgap measures, such as layoffs
- Institute effective, customized monitoring systems and management protocols
- Formulate new procedures to capture and build on what has been accomplished
- and so much more!
One of the most valuable additions to this revised edition is an all-new chapter on developing workload measures to accurately reflect both volume and patient or service mix.
If you are a hospital administrator, physician, corporate health system staff, financial executive, or hospital or health plan administrator, you will find here the tools to invigorate the productivity of your organization with long-lasting success.