Survey: Healthcare Leaders Need Integrated Capacity Management Approach

Many healthcare leaders do not have an integrated approach to capacity management, according to a survey by GE Healthcare Performance Solutions.

GE Healthcare Performance Solutions surveyed 166 U.S. healthcare leaders on their organizations' ability to manage capacity issues. Fifty-seven percent of leaders reported having an effective bed management system. However, 57 percent also said they don't have an effective bed turnover process. Helen Stewart, managing principal of GE Healthcare Performance Solutions U.S. and Canada, said these responses point to a need of an integrated bed management approach.

"The system can't just put patients in beds. It has to connect all departments involved in room turnover — transport, housekeeping, patient tracking — and enable them to be more efficient in delivering operational care," she said in the release.

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