Sustainable Cost Reduction Strategies

Sustainable Productivity Improvement Strategies

 Sustainable Productivity Improvement Strategies

It seems that every other headline in the healthcare news tells a similar story, a health system is cutting jobs to achieve financial stability. The current industry environment is challenging leadership on multiple fronts. Strategic initiatives require balance among cost, quality, process improvement, and patient outcomes. We can help you navigate these challenges by providing a program tailored specifically to your organization, your culture. Our approach yields significant financial improvement, 3%-7%, without compromising quality and safety.

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“EHS built a positive rapport with our managers and executives, focused on factors we could control, and helped begin our cultural transformation to become a more effective, efficient organization. We are now better prepared for the pending changes in healthcare reform." Ray Leggett (Client CEO, Southeast United States)

Accountability and Buy-In

There is no shortcut to productivity improvement. An industry benchmark may be a starting point but how do you gain buy-in and enact change? In concert with departmental managers, we develop realistic short- and long-term volume-based staffing targets; develop staffing plans and grids; and produce detailed recommendations to achieve and maintain acceptable productivity levels. At every step, we work with hospital staff, management, and administration to ensure alignment to the targets and recommendations. This approach resolves the ineffectiveness of the benchmark. The most crucial step is the development of a strategic management action plan (MAP) to achieve defined improvement opportunities.

Our Strategic Cost Management (SCM) programs reduce costs and builds a culture focused on continual process improvement, quality healthcare, and sound financial performance. We will fulfill your investment in productivity through sustainable improvements that yield significant financial gains. When front-line staff are provided with tools, education, and timely data to make effective decisions, they are primed for success in achieving their set targets. EHS works side-by-side with front-line staff to:

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Evaluate hospital and department specific data.

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Determine optimal resource allocation to achieve quality and cost goals.

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Develop a strategic management action plan for change and process improvement and

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Provide routine concise feedback on goal attainment, which leads to sustainability.

“Rather than having change dictated to me, I was involved with the entire process. Being included gave me a different perspective of the engagement, and I knew my set targets were achievable. With our productivity tool, I am now empowered to effectively manage my department. It’s great!” (OR Director Southeast United States)

Department Director, Southern Regional Medical Center

"Rather than having change dictated to me, I was involved with the entire process. Being included gave me a different perspective of the engagement, and I knew my set targets were achievable. With our productivity tool, I am now empowered to effectively manage my department. It's great."

"EHS built a positive rapport with our managers and executives, focused on factors we could control, and helped begin our cultural transformation to become a more effective, efficient organization. We are now better prepared for the pending changes in healthcare reform."

Client CEO – Southern United States

"I've been in health care for 20 years, and every productivity analysis group we worked with felt like hand-to-hand combat until I worked with EHS. They built a positive rapport with our managers, focused on factors we could control, and helped begin our cultural transformation to become a more effective, efficient organization."

Client CFO, Western United States

“The EHS consultants worked alongside our front-line managers to empower more effective utilization of resources in their specific environment. The process and techniques guaranteed staff participation in target development, which led to buy in and strategies for improvement and perpetuation.”

Client CEO – Southern United States

“The program was a success and achieved several key objectives beyond financial improvement. The management team developed a thorough understanding of productivity, which led to efficient utilization of staff. Employee morale improved due to equitable distribution of work and appropriate use of skill mix.”

Client CEO, Northeastern United States

“The management team was engaged and embraced the program as an opportunity to develop their skill set, while the consultants served as the catalyst for change and growth.”

Client CEO, Eastern United States

“I strongly recommend Envigorate. The program achieved savings greater than $19 Million annually across the entire Health System. The methodologies to improve productivity were successful and are still in use today.”