Here’s a scenario: Department leaders across the health system are meeting to look for untapped sources of incremental revenue. They hope to find a traditional cost center that could become a strategic asset.
Unwanted variability in clinical processes is a pervasive, intractable problem in virtually every hospital and is adversely affecting outcomes, patient satisfaction, operational efficiency, performance measures and costs.
In addition to caring for critically ill patients, caregivers and support staff are battling changes to workload, shortages in necessary PPE and concern for the safety of their own families; all leaving them vulnerable to extreme stress.
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