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lean hospital management

5 Common Mistakes When Implementing a Lean Hospital Management System

June 25, 2018

The process of implementing a Lean hospital management system is similar to gardening. Anyone can perform gardening-like tasks, but to get results from your activity, you need to take the time to build a support…

How to Integrate New Medical Cabinets With Your Existing Workflow

June 14, 2018

In a Lean hospital, one of the primary goals is to minimize waste. Waste could be anything from wasted time performing tasks in an efficient workflow to wasted medical supplies because they expired. Another primary…

hospital facility design

The Financial Benefits of Patient-Centered Facility Design

June 12, 2018

Now is the time to focus on patient-centered facility design. According to the latest U.S. Health Care Construction Spending Report, spending in the most recent period was $41.55 billion, up 7.5 percent year-over-year. The trend…

hospital security risks

Could Your Employees Unknowingly Cause Hospital Security Risks?

June 8, 2018

In February 2017, a hospital employee in San Antonio, Texas, was accused of stealing more than $400,000 worth of medical supplies from the hospital facility where he worked. When presented with the security footage of…

improve patient outcomes

How to Optimize the Relationship Between Nursing and Pharmacy

June 5, 2018

Lean operations managers in an acute care facility are continually striving for efficiency while fighting against the strong headwind of a broken system. The departments that are often caught up in this storm are Nursing…

Blood Center ROI from Your Apheresis Machine

May 22, 2018

The Talon team has talked to many blood centers to understand the importance of protecting your financial investment in an apheresis machine and generating a Return on Investment (ROI) from running a blood drive. For…

Children's Hospital Solutions

A Solution to Support Difficult Children’s Hospital Staffing Decisions

May 15, 2018

In late April, the BBC reported that a U.K. hospital was considering closing a unit of their children’s hospital due to a lack of children’s hospital staff. The unfortunate situation was the result of a…

Human Touch in Healthcare

How to Keep the Human Element in the Hospital of the Future

May 8, 2018

There is tremendous excitement about new technology that will revolutionize the healthcare industry. Advanced computers will process information faster than ever before and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will help doctors analyze information to make more informed…

Keys to Introducing a New Medication Management Solution

Keys to Introducing a New Medication Management Solution

May 1, 2018

Last week, I wrote about the process of evaluating medication management solutions to find the best fit for your hospital to continue providing quality care for VA patients. In other words, last week’s article described…

Medication Management Solutions

VA Facilities: A Plan to Evaluate Medication Management Solutions

April 24, 2018

In February 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued a directive with specific instructions and procedures for medication management in VA facilities. The purpose of the directive was to provide direction for the “appropriate storage,…

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