Hospital Budget Systems Are Holding Back Innovation
MARCH 29, 2018
operating rooms, recovery floors, emergency department), and ancillary departments (e.g., Consider, for example, a surgical patient who starts in the pre-operative area, then moves to the operating room, the post-anesthesia care unit, and the inpatient floor, with occasional side trips for imaging, testing, and physical therapy. Problem 2: Rigid annual operating budgets. Problem 3: Separating operating- and capital-budget timelines and processes.