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MIT news: “flexibility in resources drastically improves wait times”


From MIT news (August 6, 2013)—    From theory to practice “In work beginning with his master’s thesis, Xu has shown that having even a little flexibility in resources drastically improves wait times”: I blogged about this in January 2010 … Continue reading

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TA (throughput accounting) and TDABC (time driven activity based costing)….the fabric, the ‘warp and woof’ of healthcare accounting?


also see: throughput accounting…a natural for hospitals? Linkedin thread also see: throughput accounting (TA) vs activity based costing (ABC) also see: FTE vs cost accounting… when PUNs equal CUEs also see: When you’re lost, use a map… also see: Graphic Simulation … Continue reading

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Getting Dr. Able out of the OR before 4pm…


narration for SHS1013 poster presentations supports  #161 “SHS2013 Clarifying OR On Time Starts” supports #107 “SHS2013 Clarifying OR Turnover Time Concept Graph” supports #113 “Resolving Resistance to OR scheduling changes; Implementing a Multi-faceted Model” also see The effects of late surgeons … Continue reading

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


 The necessary clinical experience and scheduling backend to implement these strategies is assumed. For comparison, two surgeons doing similar cases are used: Dr. Schlicter is flipping between two rooms which for visualization purposes are grouped together into the blue horizontal band … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence (AI), Simulations, and Experts…from Linkedin conversation


Artificial Intelligence, Simulations, and Experts I’m trying to get my head around how these all go together. For the sake of conversation, I’m posting a few statements (which may or may not be true) to get the conversation going. Any … Continue reading

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throughput accounting…a natural for hospitals? Linkedin thread.


see also: TA (throughput accounting) and TDABC (time driven activity based costing)…the fabric, the ‘warp and woof’ of healthcare accounting?   Throughput Accounting— a natural for Hospitals? In my work with increasing OR productivity, throughput accounting quickly shows the benefits of … Continue reading

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book recommendation: Models.Behaving.Badly by Emanuel Derman (Why Confusing Illusion With Reality Can Lead To Disaster, On Wall Street And In Life)


It’s nice to see one’s thoughts echoed by others who are much better known and established— even to the point of the same words and phrases used to categorize and clarify a universal problem and possible approaches to understanding and … Continue reading

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Healthcare Administrator-Physician divide


The following is an excerpt from an ongoing discussion in the Linkedin group ‘Healthcare Executives Network’. It broaches several problems and approaches that are necessary to understand before finding workable solutions, and could be taken as a preface for a … Continue reading

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