Read Rock Jensen's article published by Health Facilities Management Magazine! As a leader in the healthcare industry, Jensen describes key strategies for optimal ES workforce utilization such as building an inventory, creating a staffing analysis, combining staffing metrics, including nonproductive labor expenses, and how to take your first step.
Your first question is probably Why conduct a contract review? When we are invited into a hospital to complete an analysis of an existing contract(s), we find many of the contracts and follow-up amendments (if they can be located) sitting on a shelf, not looked at or understood. They are often not reviewed or even
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
No one working in healthcare can deny the shift that’s occurring from volume-based to value-based patient care and reimbursement. The pace varies depending on your market demographics, but the change itself is undeniable. The shift toward value-based healthcare impacts every payor category – federal and state based programs as well as commercial payers are placing
For Decades, the standard in Healthcare Privacy Curtains has been a textile product that hangs from chains connected to a metal track on the ceiling. These curtains were originally designed to be “Semi” permanent in their locations and were only removed for occasional cleaning or as time worn replacement was needed. Research has shown that
Disinfectants have been used throughout the history of mankind on the earth in one form or another. As far back as 865 AD, Ethanol was discovered by the Iranian chemist Rasis, and was used as a disinfectant in the 1700’s by the French for dressing wounds. The 1700’s saw numerous other advancements in disinfectants, a
In the June edition of Health Facilities Management, Rock Jenson (senior consultant with Soriant Solutions) shares the 5 key factors for achieving sustained success for healthcare facility's Environmental Service managers. Click here to go to the publication.
In yesteryears the prevailing memory in patient’s minds was their hospital experience was going to be less than optimal; food was going to be atrocious, cleaning will be inconsistent and indifference was generally the perceived attitude of the caregivers. Today government involvement to ensure the patient’s overall experience by leveling penalties and rewards to the
Environmental Services In Environmental Services we have heard the term “Green Cleaning” for many years now. What this often means to most of us in the industry is “the use of cleaning products and procedures that help protect the health and environment of patients, visitors and staff working in hospitals and healthcare facilities.” An
The “patient experience” has zoomed into the limelight over the past decade or so. Introduction of this phrase enabled the public to visualize the concept and recognize the value of maximizing the patient’s overall encounter with healthcare organizations. This has become even more essential in the healthcare industry today with the impetus of satisfaction surveys,