The end result of any performance improvement is how it impacts caregivers.
The number 1 cost in healthcare is the human resources needed to fulfill the mission of any healthcare organization. Knowing how workers spend their time is critical to identifying both waste and opportunities for performance improvement. Unfortunately, most adverse events are either caused by caregivers or could have been avoided if the right caregiver types had been available.
Getting the right staff mix on the unit ensures that the team is aligned to minimize adverse events, thereby improving patient outcomes. The end result of any performance improvement is how it impacts caregivers. Most performance improvement teams don’t measure the impact of interventions on caregivers – but they should!
ImprovE Core Metrics
Time Study RN fits beautifully into the tool kit of every performance improvement department and works as a core tool for LEAN practitioners.
Time Study RN is an observational tool that captures the processes and time spent for work activities, allowing PI groups to create effective Value Stream maps.
Resource and Patient Flow
Time Study RN is the best tool to capture resource and patient flow for creating optimal layouts.
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