patient demand forecasting articles

Rich Miller | Aug 16, 2018

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How Clinician Staffing Levels Can Match Patient Demand

Over the past ten years, an aging, largely baby-booming population has fueled a growing demand for healthcare. At the same time, the healthcare market has experienced...

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Rich Miller | Aug 12, 2018

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Re-defining Productivity in Surgical Services

Many Health Systems still define the performance of their surgical services based on measures of volume. Yet most volume- and effort-based metrics miss important factors...

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Jennifer Michelle | Aug 9, 2018

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3 Critical Ways Patient Demand Forecasting Improves Patient Outcomes

Ananya* is the Chief Nursing Officer at an academic medical center. Sitting on the couch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, she really would have liked to be kicking back...

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Jennifer Michelle | Aug 9, 2018

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5 Staffing Quota Myths That Destroy Practice Efficiency

There is a widespread belief that staffing quotas, on their own, are the only way to plan for patient load. Yet, without automatic error-checking or additional forecasting...

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Jennifer Michelle | Aug 9, 2018

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The Hidden Impact of Patient Demand Forecasting on Staff Retention

Hannah* is the Chief Administrative Officer of a community hospital serving a mixed rural and urban area. Over the last few months, she and the department chairs have been...

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Jennifer Michelle | Aug 9, 2018

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Top Financial Nightmares Patient Demand Forecasting Helps Avoid

Michael* is the Chief Financial Officer of a nationwide private practice. For the past week, all he has done is review cost reports and assess throughput, in preparation...

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