Fox Business News anchor Dagen McDowell interviews Compass Clinical Consulting CEO Kate Fenner.
Dr. Cary Gutbezahl’s article “The Power of Slack” was featured in the latest issue of Hospital & Health Networks Magazine (H&HN) Slack resources—resources over the amount required to do an organization’s day-to-day work—have an undeserved bad reputation. Many hospital executives have worked hard to remove slack resources, perceiving them as evidence of organizational inefficiency. But [...]
Compass Clinical Consulting announced today that Cary D. Gutbezahl, M.D., has been named President and CEO. Former CEO, Kate Fenner, has assumed the role of Managing Director. “Cary’s unique background as a physician, seasoned consultant and hospital leader brought him to Compass and the COO position three years ago. His intellect, ethics and sense of [...]
With a sharpened focus on efficiency, quality of care and lower cost, hospital benchmarking is gaining momentum and becoming an effective measurement tool. Becker’s Hospital Review recently published 40 Hospital Benchmarks on hospital operations, finances, quality and patient satisfaction. Once your hospital has seen the benchmarks and knows the averages, what’s the next step?
Shawna O’Neill, RN, MHA, and Eric Dam, MHA, are co-authors of the study, “Using Benchmarks: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” Ms. O’Neill and Mr. Dam explain how a hospital should successfully implement benchmarks to avoid resentment and embrace a culture of productivity.
Using Benchmarks: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly “Using Benchmarks: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” a new guide from Compass Clinical Consulting authored by Shawna O’Neill, RN, MHA; Eric Dam, MHA and Compass Clinical President Cary Gutbezahl, MD, reveals the positives and negatives of hospital benchmarking. THE BENCHMARKING PROBLEM — ONE-DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENT [...]
Frequently, all it takes to achieve big gains in hospital efficiency and quality is a change in personnel. It happens for a lot of reasons: the wrong person is promoted into a position they are not fully equipped to handle, the person’s style of working with others is not a match, skills in managing conflict [...]
Compass Clinical Consulting published an update in 2008 entitled Verbal Orders and CMS: The Final Word, which outlined expectations for verbal order authentication within 48 hours. It referenced the CMS Condition of Participation (Tag A-0457), which states: “482.24(c)(1)(iii) All verbal orders must be authenticated based upon Federal and State law. If there is no State [...]
Compass Clinical Consulting Launches “Profiles in Healthcare Leadership” Compass Clinical Consulting features Jim Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (1996-2010), in a newly published, in-depth monograph on leadership excellence in healthcare. LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY In 1996, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) had 3,500 employees, 365,000 yearly patient encounters [...]
Medicare Termination … It Can Quickly Lead to Hospital Closure
By Compass Clinical Consulting’s Shawna O’Neill, RN, and Cary Gutbezahl, M.D., President One area in hospital operations that has gone largely untouched is reducing the cost of delivering safe, quality health care. This is where new thinking about workforce productivity, case management, and lean processes and policies can reduce the cost of running a hospital. [...]