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Managerial Accounting Primer


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Root Causes of US Healthcare Design Conflicts


Single payer means single customer. If there is just one customer (no others exist) who no longer needs your services, or has an alternative to your services, then that customer, the single payer, can set the price just above the … Continue reading

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Protected: TA vs GAAP (from a LinkedIn conversation)


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What is the cost of a minute of intra-unit patient transport time….from LinkedIn conversation


Follow Brendan What is the cost of a minute of intra-unit patient transport time? The cost of a minute of time in patient transport is a questions we get asked quite often by acute care leaders. Is anyone aware of … Continue reading

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Protected: Strategy: Graphic examples of Orthopedic cases using PAs, Flipping Rooms, and Early Starts


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Protected: the art of flipping rooms…


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FTE, utilization, and cost accounting … when PUNs equal CUEs


also see: Graph of CRNA usage for optimized Surgeon Schedule also see: TA(throughput accounting) and TDABC (time driven activity based costing)….the fabric, the ‘warp and woof’ of healthcare — Cost accounting (whether standard costing or TDABC) is based on the concept … Continue reading

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getting your hands dirty…


Sometimes, to get what you want, you have to jump in and get your hands dirty… It’s been a month since my last post, a series of posts dealing with ‘what ifs’ and some simple simulations dealing with scheduling OR … Continue reading

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constraints, risk, and ego in OR start delays… simple example


First off, there must be a 100 different reasons for late OR starts.  Everything from surgeons, anesthesiologist, nurses, equipment, meetings, policies, traffic, school age children and equipment…to a mix of any of the above.  The trick is in understanding the … Continue reading

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Protected: Process control revisited…Information architecture


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