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  • How graduate student share in ACHE community activities?

    I am a Graduate student in MHA Armstrong State Univ. I would like to share in the ACHE community activity , I am living in Savannah Ga, and the nearest ACHE chapter is in Atlanta , which is far a way from my community, Do you recommends me Ideas or opportunity for Graduate student to participate in ACHE community activity like finding mentors, ...
    Posted to ACHE Members Message Board (Forum) by MGhaleb on April 16, 2014
  • Central Patient Schedule

    I am the director of hospital operations at a 800+ bed hospital and we are looking for an IT solution to help create a daily schedule for our patients.  A software or program that pulls our OR, radiology, echo, stress, cath lab, MRI, etc. schedules into one central database, that can easily be viewed by staff.  We constantly get feedback ...
    Posted to ACHE Members Message Board (Forum) by DAnderson on March 21, 2011
  • Re: Financially Quantifying Process Improvement Projects

    Some of the advice you're getting is right on; some is "soft cost" advice. Here you go -- must quantify a direct reduction in the cost center(s) in the change process and/or the additional revenue from freed-up capacity that will begin ON THE DAY THE PROJECT ENDS. Many want to state "additional capacity that can accommodate ...
    Posted to ACHE Members Message Board (Forum) by CCaldwell1 on March 19, 2010
  • HEMag/March/April/Lean Six Sigma questions

    I have opened this Post in the event any readers of the Healthcare Executive Mar/Apr 2010 article on the use of Lean or Six Sigma to improve patient safety would like to further explore the key concepts of the article. Thanks... Chip
    Posted to ACHE Members Message Board (Forum) by CCaldwell1 on March 19, 2010
  • Re: Financially Quantifying Process Improvement Projects

    My facility did an entire VSA on the Central Processing department, including a rapid improvement event on this very topic.  What I found was two fold: 1) we eat away at our savings in healthcare-based Lean initiatives by not reducing the FTE when a workflow improvement decrease the number of worked hours in the department.  If any part ...
    Posted to ACHE Members Message Board (Forum) by EDavis1 on April 30, 2009
  • Re: Financially Quantifying Process Improvement Projects

    One of the side effects of studying supply and equipment shortages is that you often find that you have too little of the things you need and too many of the things you don't.  Reducing the inventory of things that you don't need can result in significant savings.  If you are able to impact first OR start delays and can regularly ...
    Posted to ACHE Members Message Board (Forum) by MLaChapelle on March 2, 2009
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