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Boosting Clinical Productivity

Last post 07-17-2012, 8:55 AM by admin. 1 replies.
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  •  07-15-2012, 9:52 AM 9778

    Boosting Clinical Productivity

    I think Ms. May missed the mark in her article "Boosting Clinical Productivity". Productivity is about through put. The article really talks to "adding Quality" as referencing Northwester’s transplant service. The transplant service is excellent but it is a low volume service. More specialization isn’t necessarily the answer but task analysis.  We have staff doing many things that may or may not add quality but do not add to productivity.  An example is “Interdisciplinary rounding”. It may seem to be a good idea to have physicians, nurses, pharmacists and laboratory etc. personnel round on a particular floor.  This only adds time to the daily routine with no documentable benefit.  To increase productivity, one must first eliminate unnecessary activity.

  •  07-17-2012, 8:55 AM 9780 in reply to 9778

    Re: Boosting Clinical Productivity

    The point is well taken that in today’s healthcare environment non-value added activities decreases productivity. Evaluation of the work that leads to improved productivity must include the not only the work tasks; but the outcomes, quality and the most appropriate provider for service delivery. The article’s focus was to examine each providers’ role in care delivery to determine if a lower cost provider could deliver the service with the same or better quality and efficiency. Studies do indicate that working collaboratively with a focus on quality does improve productivity.  Bonnie Barndt-Maglio, PhD, RN, vice president, The Camden Group.

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