Friday, September 14, 2007

Tracking Work Flow

A hospital's census rises and falls for a variety of reasons.
  • Full moons traditionally wreak havoc on inner city Emergency Rooms.

  • A dramatic drop in the operating room schedule might coincide with an importantout-of-town conference for surgeons.

  • Holidays, summer vacations -- even cyclical events like an important farm crop -- can affect a hospital's census.
By examining the volume of work dictated over a one- or two-year period, it may be possible for a transcription supervisor to anticipate when more or less help will be needed to meet turnaround times.

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