Cincinnati Children's Blog

All in favor of saving money …

It just makes sense: the right patient in the right place at the right time.

In other industries, a lot of time and energy is devoted to making sure things operate smoothly; that equipment is used as efficiently as possible; that staff aren’t sitting around waiting for work; and customers aren’t waiting to be served.

It isn’t always that way in health care. Sometimes, operating rooms sit empty or aren’t available at all. Emergency rooms are overcrowded. Patients wait, and wait.

It’s called “patient flow,” and if you’re interested in learning more about how it works — and how it has saved millions of dollars for our hospital — tune into a free audio program from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. It’s next week, Dec. 2.

Hope to chat with you during the Webcast and we can all learn how to go with the flow …


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