Understanding the Value of Cost Containment and Purchased Services for Hospitals

Hospital CFOs face a number of unique challenges in the ever-shifting environment of today’s healthcare. Rising pension contributions, skyrocketing pharmaceutical prices, and the constant need to invest in technology has driven expense growth. In fact, a report by Standard & Poor’s says that the expenses have outpaced revenue growth for healthcare systems in the United

By |July 27th, 2018|blog|

Is Your Hospital’s Printing Activity Draining Your Revenue?

When electronic health records were first implemented, most people believed that their existence would reduce the amount of printed documents hospitals and doctor's offices produce. Unfortunately, even with this new technology, hospitals continue to spend entirely too much money on resources for printing. Current Hospital Printing Statistics According to a recent study published by CynergisTek,

By |May 31st, 2018|blog|

Enhancing Employee Engagement

Wikipedia defines Employee engagement as “a property of the relationship between an organization and its employees. An "engaged employee" is one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so takes positive action to further the organization's reputation and interests.” Employee Engagement is the model most widely used in today’s industry, charging

By |May 21st, 2018|blog|

Refocusing Support Services – Put patients first

Working for a contract company for almost 18 years, there has always been a constant push to increase incentives, purchasing, or scope of the contract for the services we provided.  The focus was on improving the bottom line, when it should have been more patient focused.  Yes, having a contract company manage your support services

By |December 4th, 2017|blog|

Pain in the @$$ (Support Services) – Part Two

It is human nature to believe your department(s) is running well and at top efficiency.  In reality, it is important to do periodic assessments with some honest “digging”.  The problem is finding the bandwidth to do it! Having a “fresh-eyes” approach, based on a true analysis against like size/region, can make a world of difference.

By |November 3rd, 2017|blog|

Pain in the @$$ (Support Services) – Part One

With all the uncertainly around the survival of ACA, how that will affect who has coverage, cases continuing to migrate to the outpatient arena, and the sickest of patients accessing care in the acute care setting, many through the costliest of the ER, who has time to address how all these high pressing issues trickle

By |October 17th, 2017|blog|

Hot Topics in Support Service – see what your peers are doing

After the turbulent election year of 2016 and the uncertainties caused, including the impact to healthcare, 2017 to date has shown most organizations are refocusing on decreasing costs and improving performance.  The top four trends that we are seeing with our clients at Soriant Healthcare are as follows: Laundry and Linen Management  This includes sourcing

By |September 13th, 2017|blog|

Real ES Staffing Standards – Hospital House Keeping

Adequately staffing a Healthcare Environmental Services department is one of the most unique challenges for any EVS operation.  While regulatory agencies provide some guidance to match Nurse staffing levels with patient acuity needs, EVS Departments lack regulatory guidance for staffing level needs for the vital services they provide. There are benchmarking organizations that can provide