Paul Fogel gives you the knowledge and, most importantly, the exact plan on how to implement an effective productivity system that works, backed up by his proven experience with dozens of hospitals. Sometimes leadership's task is to reconcile competing agendas. He warns against becoming seduced by technology at the expense of professional judgment and common sense, worthwhile advice whether you're talking about quality management per se or productivity programs. This collapsing of authority also requires the development of new organizational rules to govern productivity management. In this chapter, Fogel addresses a valid concern related to incentive plans: Do they not ask managers to cut service and compromise quality to save money? The book is not provided with seminar registration. While many factors go into reducing costs, one approach that should be taken is to make increased productivity part of the planning for new business models and organizational change.
If you are a hospital administrator, physician, corporate health system manager, financial executive, or health plan administrator, you will find here the tools to invigorate the productivity of your organization with long-lasting success. The sidebars are well chosen, and contribute to the easy conversational tone of the text. Here, the author maintains that it is critical that an organization have an effective productivity policy so that the organization can be managed according to its declared values and guiding principles, rather than according to utility. Registration Continuing Education Credit In addition to the 9. As senior manager, he educated, trained, and consulted with numerous hospitals.
But where will this money come from? I had looked for most of my career for a solution that tied cultural relevance to outcomes without a one size fits all approach. In this book, Paul Fogel lays out a logical program to help organizations move from poor performance to optimal performance by controlling their largest expense—labor. Copyright © 2016 by Health Professions Press, Inc. In 1995, he joined Mecon, Inc. However, if these standards are to work as intended, the organization must artfully resolve core productivity concepts and management challenges before designing the necessary reporting and monitoring tools. In helping dozens of hospitals increase their productivity across departments and services, Fogel has demonstrated that it can be done in a surprisingly short time and at low cost. This revised second edition not only supports current financial and workforce trends in healthcare services, but also introduces an all-new chapter on how to develop workload measures to accurately reflect both volume and patient or service mix.
Description: xv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Contents: The state of the union -- How to develop realistic productivity standards -- Developing better units of service -- Implementation -- Monitoring and reporting -- Incentives and consequences -- The politics of productivity. As the United States transitions to a new Presidential administration and Congress, questions about where healthcare systems go from here are brought to the forefront. Keep your organization financially healthy and implement sustainable practices with the second edition of this critical guide. Baltimore, Md: Health Professions Press Inc; 2004. By encouraging department managers to assume responsibility for their areas, all organizational leaders can improve their understanding of the notion of personal and professional accountability in the workplace. The author's analysis of accountability and of the relationships among responsibility, authority, and mission is excellent. Superior Productivity in Health Care Organizations.
He has shared his approach in his guide. Using case studies and specific examples from your organization, you will learn analytical methods and techniques you can implement to achieve superior productivity. Whether from the point of view of our industry, our own organization, or our individual leadership, we will be stronger for having read this book. The author's insights into the politics of productivity apply equally to the political aspects of organizational quality management. Presented By: President, Executive Information Systems, Inc. It applies not only to the economic aspects of productivity but also to the quality management effort that contributes to high productivity.
If executives are tired of fleeting efforts on productivity management and want a pathway to effectiveness, then Superior Productivity in Healthcare Organizations is a must-read. This revised second edition not only supports current financial and workforce trends in healthcare services, but also introduces new measurement methods. Bibliography note Includes bibliographical references and index. Fogel began work as a financial analyst in banking and venture capital, then moved to health care as Manager of Strategic Business Analysis for a large California hospital. This book is a quick read and extremely interesting.
The book contains six chapters, an appendix of case studies of actual situations, a welcome glossary of terms, and an index. The firm produces a financial reporting and forecasting system for hospitals and offers services in productivity improvement, benchmarking, operations analysis, feasibility studies, and business planning. The E-mail message field is required. Poor quality hospital care that results in clinical complications, intensified pressure on resources, and extended hospital stays certainly interferes with the productivity of the organization and of the whole health care delivery system. The consensus of the interviewed executives associated with Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Virginia Commonwealth, and the University of Utah : the challenges will be both financially and managerial difficult.
Establishing appropriate, achievable staffing standards 2. According to leadership interviews with the , healthcare executives are concerned about the future of their industry. Uniform title Superior productivity in health care organizations Contents The state of the union -- How to develop realistic productivity standards -- Developing better units of service -- Implementation -- Monitoring and reporting -- Incentives and consequences -- The politics of productivity. Effectively monitoring and reporting progress toward those goals 3. If I had a nickel for every copy of Superior Productivity in Healthcare Organizations that I've recommended or gifted to senior healthcare managers. Superior Productivity in Healthcare Organizations How to Get It, How to Keep It Second Edition By Paul Fogel, M. Other Titles: Superior productivity in health care organizations Responsibility: by Paul Fogel.
He is a very good writer, and has organized his topic beautifully. In his discussion of the impact of complex computer systems in evaluating service operations, Fogel points to the law of unintended consequences. All must be engaged and involved in moving the organization culture along to realizing superior productivity, Fogel writes. Get practical tools for proven productivity-management solutions with productivity expert and author Paul Fogel, president of Executive Information Systems Inc. Last year he completed work on a financial reporting, productivity, and budgeting system and formed a company to bring it to market. Too often the contribution of high quality, whether of services or products, to productivity is overlooked by writers on both subjects.