Efficiency

The costs of (not) saving time

The costs of (not) saving time

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A study last week confirmed what I often discuss with my friends, which is that money really can buy happiness when it's used to increase time.

Illuminating lighting in assisted living

Illuminating lighting in assisted living

Advancements in lighting are among the most recent and most promising innovations to assure a better quality of life in assisted living and nursing facilities for seniors.

Emergency department efficiency vs. customer service

Emergency department efficiency vs. customer service

In healthcare, not all "wasted time" is truly wasted. In fact, some of the most important aspects of healthcare are less than 100% efficient. Of course, we can and should strive for greater efficiency. But we also must understand that absolute efficiency would eliminate the human elements of care.

Improving resident safety and efficiency

Improving resident safety and efficiency

Families trust us to keep their loved ones safe and to provide top-quality care. Some days are more hectic than others, and on those chaotic days, the Real-Time Locating System helps us function efficiently as possible.

AAADD — Ack! Why you should arrange to be interrupted

AAADD — Ack! Why you should arrange to be interrupted

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OK can I just sound off a bit? I hate being interrupted multiple times throughout the day when it is just not necessary. I mean, I am at an age where I am seriously affected with AAAD (Age Associated Attention Deficit Disorder). It's hard enough to concentrate some days as it is, without constant interruptions that could have waited.

Pressure on senior care providers to improve efficiency may be misguided, say Medicare cost researchers

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Providers in areas with low average Medicare costs are not delivering care more efficiently than providers in high-cost areas, according to a new study. Prior studies said Medicare spending could be reduced by nearly a third if all providers adopted the practices of those in low-cost areas.

Nursing homes can achieve high quality while gaining cost efficiency, researchers find

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Nursing homes in the United States are generally efficient and able to control expenses without sacrificing quality of care, according to a recently released study in the Healthcare Management Review.