Maintaining Clean Preference Cards: Challenges and Strategies

January 25, 2019Analytics, Healthcare, Process Improvement

“Preference cards are actually low-hanging fruit for any hospital that’s serious about reducing its costs and improving efficiency. All it takes is an initial effort to clean them up so they reflect OR reality, and the discipline to maintain the cards’ integrity and currency over the long term.” – Becker’s Hospital Review Article written by Steve Simco and David DuBose The … Read More

Applying Process Improvement and Data Science to Pinpoint Root Causes

November 20, 2018Data Science, Healthcare, Pharmacy, Process Improvement, Root Cause Analysis

“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than trying to solve them.” — Henry Ford How do we apply process improvement and data science to pinpoint root causes? Previously, we discussed one of the fundamental tools in prescriptive analytics: simulation.  We looked at the inpatient pharmacy as an example and demonstrated the massive amount of … Read More