July 18, 2014
Optimization, efficiencies, and ROI improvements continue to rise to the top in terms of priorities in the world of health care.
There is an increasing demand on health care providers to make processes more efficient and get the most value out of investments. Just this week, we published an article discussing how to measure and illustrate value, as it relates to patient outcomes, systems implementations, and project management.
After we published our article, the results of a survey on a related topic were released. The survey examined the concerns of quality professionals in health care. ASQ, a global association of quality improvement professionals surveyed 323 professionals and addressed the barriers to quality improvement in health care delivery and processes.
According to the results, quality professionals in health care think the following areas are “extremely important”:
When asked what quality improvement approaches would “help healthcare organizations to cut costs and reduce waste,” survey respondent results indicated:
Health care is facing a variety of challenges and in order to make progress, clinical and operational areas need to work together to improve efficiencies.
For our own survey efforts, we’d like you to tell us the primary hurdles your organization faces that keeps it from improving ROI and efficiencies?
Share in the comment section, below.