Healthcare blog for Hospital CEOs struggling with costs associated with improving quality of care. Blog cites ways hospitals can improve the quality of its services and gives specific performance targets that CEOs should be setting.

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  • Do Retail Health Clinics Complement Or Compete With Primary Care Physicians?
    on Aug 31, 2010
    This is the same question that has been faced by many hospitals looking to start up an urgent care center. The primary care physicians usually express outrage that the hospital would compete with them. I have seen this first hand when our hospital...
  • Is There A Future For Public Hospitals?
    on Aug 30, 2010
    The current economic climate for hospitals has been described as Darwinian. I think this is a fair assessment considering the current level of performance for many small, rural, community hospitals. Many of these are public hospitals that were deve...
  • Admitting Medical Errors: One Hospital's Experience
    on Aug 27, 2010
    Imagine a hospital that actually encourages its employees to not only admit medical mistakes but tell the patient and family the details of the mistake. In addition, if they find that a treating physician was at fault for an error related injury, th...
  • The Cost of Medical Care Actually Dropped Last Month
    on Aug 25, 2010
    Maybe its too early to get really excited because one month does not make a trend and the cost of healthcare only dropped one tenth of one percent between June and July. But still, a decrease in the cost of healthcare is a big deal. This has been t...
  • Six Keys To High Performing Hospitals: Key #6
    on Aug 23, 2010
    Today I finish out the list of keys to high performing hospitals as put together by Lawrence Prybil, Ph.D. and Samuel Levey, Ph.D. To say last but not least is an understatement. Today's key is perhaps the most important of all of them.6) Healthy o...
  • Six Keys To High Performing Hospitals: Key #5
    on Aug 20, 2010
    The fifth key to high performance may seem obvious, but when looking at hospitals that are struggling on their bottom line, it is not so obvious to them.5) Defined organizational objectives, targets and metrics.The only surprise to me in the study is...
  • Six Keys To High Performing Hospitals: Key #4
    on Aug 19, 2010
    Continuing my commentary on the list of keys to high performing hospitals based on a study by Lawrence Prybil, Ph.D. and Samuel Levey, Ph.D., today's topic deals with the ultimate authority for a hospital's operations.4) Committed and engaged Board o...
  • Six Keys To High Performing Hospitals: Key #3
    on Aug 18, 2010
    I have previously commented on strong value based CEO leadership and a clearly articulated mission, vision, and values. Today I want to move on to the critical importance of clinical excellence and the leadership it takes to achieve it.3) Strong cli...
  • Six Keys To High Performing Hospitals: Key #2
    on Aug 17, 2010
    Yesterday I discussed the importance of strong, value based leadership to a high performing hospital. Today I comment on my experience with the second key which involves setting a clear direction at the hospital that others are inspired to follow.2)...
  • Six Keys To High Performing Hospitals: Key #1
    on Aug 16, 2010
    In an intensive study conducted by Lawrence Prybil, PH.D. and Samuel Levey, PH.D. which covered 123 hospitals in 40 states, they determined the short list of factors that made the high performing hospitals able to achieve that success. This study in...
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