Rising Above the Competition by Reengineering the Patient Experience

July 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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The continuing influence of consumerism in healthcare coupled with the escalating focus on outcomes has produced at least one constant in the ever-evolving healthcare market: increased competition. In fact, in just about any community served by more than one healthcare provider, competition for patients is at an all-time high.
But at a time when performance, if not survival, is based on how well an organization can contain costs, how do you differentiate yourself from the competition, yet do so in a fiscally responsible way that drives down healthcare costs?

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5 Intangible Benefits Of Hospital Strategic Planning

June 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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The U.S. healthcare system is complex, confusing and difficult to understand, according to a majority of respondents to the 2012 Deloitte Consumer Survey. Many consumers don’t understand what factors cause limited access or uncoordinated care; requirements and limitations involved with both public and private health insurance coverage; conflicting interests amongst healthcare providers; or even high charges that leave many dumbfounded, disillusioned or even financially broke. Those working in healthcare frequently see the industry as overly complex and confusing as well, with rapid changes in the external environment producing a sense of turmoil and chaos within the organization. The complexity and confusion — both outside and within the industry — are sure to increase as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and related reforms to health policy, regulation and reimbursement.

 
Most hospital boards of directors, leadership teams, medical staffs and employees are feeling a sense of uncertainty in this turbulent healthcare operating environment — and for good reason. Healthcare reform and other numerous forces at play are creating a disruptive state in the healthcare operating environment, including significant cuts in governmental reimbursement; consolidation of the market and systemization; growing consumerism; increasing competitive pressures; physician practice variability and integration issues; the growing impact of social media; and our instant, in-a-hurry society. What does all this mean? For one, the critical and multifaceted role hospital strategic planning plays today is increasingly vital to a hospital’s ability to proactively plan for and respond to dynamic changes and trends occurring in the external environment.

 
Hospital organizations — and their employees — want to know what the future of healthcare has in store, where the organization is going and how it will get there. Moreover, employees want to be reminded their work is important, and understand how it contributes to the hospital’s mission and vision for the future. Understanding how the work they do connects with and supports the organization’s vision is critical for employees to appreciate the valuable role they play on the healthcare team. Helping employees make this powerful connection takes effective leadership.

 
While effective leadership requires many essential elements, creating and executing a shared organizational vision may be more imperative today than in any other era in the history of healthcare. Given all these external changes, a strategic planning horizon of three years is probably optimal for most hospital enterprises with an annual process for updating. Strategic plans are most effective when they become dynamic, working documents that provide organization, structure and reporting for organizational planning and business implementation processes.

 
In addition to spotting key changes and trends in the external environment, there are multiple internal benefits a hospital can realize from a strategic planning process, plan development and implementation:
•    Clarity amongst chaos
•    Operating in vision, not circumstances
•    Employee motivation and engagement
•    Transformational leadership and accountability
•    Organizational collaboration

 

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“Building for tomorrow”- Decentralized care provides model for hospital planning, design and construction.

December 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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As health care grapples with lower reimbursements, an influx of newly insured patients and a value-based delivery system that is so far more theory than reality, designers, facilities managers, engineers and industry experts of all stripes are attempting to define what these changes will mean for facilities over the next five years.

“Health care organizations are driven by a desire to rationalize their systems to drive down costs,” says health care futurist Joe Flower, CEO of The Change Project Inc., Sausalito, Calif. “One of the things we’re going to see is a wider array of places and circumstances in which we deliver health care.”

 

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“Sustainable benefits” -The incentives continue to grow for hospitals to reduce their impact on the environment.

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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If it’s the mission of hospitals everywhere to improve the health and well-being of patients, staff and the communities they serve, health care leaders stressed that sustainability is part of their mission at the “Greening America’s Hospitals” conference at the White House earlier this year.

If you’re not yet engaged in sustainability, you’re “off the ranch” as one hospital executive at the conference bluntly put it. Considering the multitude of benefits that sustainability offers, it would be hard to disagree with that assessment.

In fact, those involved with health care facilities believe that hospitals are in prime position now and in the next five years to make sustainability part of their mission and business plan. Getting there, of course, is the challenge, but one in which they are better equipped to achieve, thanks to increased availability of information and new technology and design.

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HospiArch 2012 India’s BIGGEST Conference series on Hospital Planning, Design & Architecture

April 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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HospiArch 2012, Hyderabad

a 2 Day Conference on 

“HOSPITAL PLANNING DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE”

Friday & Saturday, April 20th & 21st 2012, Hyderabad

Amen Business Solutions, Bangalore is conducting a 2 day conference on Hospital Planning, Design & Architecture in Hyderabad on April 20th & 21st. Value Added Corporate Services P Ltd are the knowledge partners for the event.

For more details: www.amen-hospiarch2012.blogspot.com

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REGISTRATION 

DELEGATES (Hospitals) – India 

  • Individual Delegates : Rs. 3500/- per head
  • Group Registration (3 + from One Hospital) : Rs. 3000/- per head

DELEGATES (Other Organizations) – India

  • Individual Delegates : Rs. 4000/- per head
  • Group Registration (3 + from One Organization) : Rs. 3500/- per head

STUDENTS – India 

  • Individual Students : Rs. 2000/- per head
  • Group Registration (5 + from One Institute) : Rs. 1500/- per head

DELEGATES – Foreign Nationals 

  • USD $ 100 per Delegate

LAST DATE : April 4th 2012 

An additional amount of Rs. 500 to be added for Registrations after the Last Date and On the Spot (subject to availability of seats) 

Registration FEE includes :

  • Conference – 2 Days
  • Conference Kit
  • Lunch and High Tea – 2 Days
  • Certificate of Participation
  • PPTs of the Speakers
  • Pictures of the Conference

PLEASE NOTE : 

  • Students are requested to send /produce a photocopy of their college IDs along with the Registration Form and Fee.
  • Only Students pursuing FULL TIME course are valid for Student Fee
  • Registration Fee is Non-refundable or Non-transferable against any other AMEN event, however change in Delegate / Student is possible.
  • Registration on First – Come – First – Serve
  • AMEN would not be responsible for cancellation / postponement of the Event due to any kind of Natural / Man-made Disaster or unfavorable situation / incident.
  • 30 Minutes of the Conference would be dedicated to Sponsors (if any)

HOW TO REGISTER 

Courier a DD / Cheque drawn in favour of “AMEN Business Solutions” payable at Bangalore along with duly filled Registration Form (attached) to any of the addresses mentioned below :

AMEN
No. 233, 6th Main, Rajeevgandhi Nagar,

Near Lourdes School, Nandini layout,

Bengaluru – 560096, Karnataka State.

Ph : 09035189825 …

or

Value Added Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd.
D-No. 1-8-540/A1, Second Floor, Besides R K Electronics,

Street No. 7, Chikadapally, Hyderabad – 500021, AP State.

Ph : 040-66620039.

Once Registration Form along with the respective DD/Cheque is received, our Executive would call / Email you and furnish the required details and confirm Registration… 

Note : PLS EMAIL US YOUR SCANNED PHOTOGRAPH

VENUE 

EXPOTEL HOTEL

Hyderabad Trade Expo Centre Pvt. Ltd.,

Lower Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad

HOSPITAL PLANNING, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE, Fri & Sat, Jan 20th & 21st 2012, Chennai

January 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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TOPICS & DISCUSSION

Hospital Architectural Planning – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Architectural challenges involved in Building a New Hospital

Planning & Designing a New Hospital

Replanning & Redesigning an existing Hospital

Budgeting & Financial Planning for a New Hospital Project

Legal Implications involved in Hospital Planning & Design

Quality standards applicable to Hospital Planning

Planning a GREEN Hospital

Space, Equipment & Engineering planning

Effectively Designing Hospital Interiors

Challenges in Hospital IT and Networking Design

Planning & Designing Lab & other Diagnostics areas of the Hospital

Planning & Designing Critical areas of the Hospital

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