Dynamic Schedule Process Benefits Hospitals, Providers, and Patients

Health systems and hospitals often lack the capacity to align clinical schedules with the correct time estimates for many diagnoses and procedures. More specifically, provider practices in both inpatient and outpatient settings are usually based on crude schedules that assign generic time slots based on patient category—for example, new visit versus follow-up—or diagnosis. Even sophisticated systems used for electronic health records, scheduling, and billing don’t have the capacity to fully optimize physicians’ and advanced practice professionals’ schedules.

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About the Contributor

John has over 30+ years of cross–industry consulting and operations improvement experience. His continues to provide profit improvement services to a range of companies including healthcare providers, healthcare payers, technology, retail, and other. His work includes strategic profitability improvement, revenue cycle improvements, gross margin improvements, process redesign, and technology implementation services. John has a particular focus on organizational change management supporting his clients in developing strategies for advancing their business to meet new business and regulatory challenges. He is a known innovator and driver of change that produces results by communicating to all levels of the organization. John has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from Pace University, is a member of HFMA and is a published author in Managed Healthcare Executive, CFO and Financial Executives.