PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVE MBA

Developing an Electronic Reporting Tool

A hospital administrator examined strategies to increase overall patient analysis and throughput efficiency by improving communication and data collection.

The project recognized that, despite the shifting terrain of healthcare policy, two of the most basic avenues for patients to visit a hospital are still through the emergency room and hospital based clinics.

An electronic reporting tool was developed at the corporate level to automatically scan and check all ER related patient accounts. The tool compared the hospital and corporate clinical management databases to ensure a patient’s account reflected all procedures that had taken place.

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Developing an Electronic Reporting Tool

A hospital administrator examined strategies to increase overall patient analysis and throughput efficiency by improving communication and data collection.

The project recognized that, despite the shifting terrain of healthcare policy, two of the most basic avenues for patients to visit a hospital are still through the emergency room and hospital based clinics.

An electronic reporting tool was developed at the corporate level to automatically scan and check all ER related patient accounts. The tool compared the hospital and corporate clinical management databases to ensure a patient’s account reflected all procedures that had taken place.

Enhancing the patient procedure identification process and improving communications yielded critical insight into previously overlooked areas of the hospital’s administration and clinical analysis practices. It encouraged the hospital’s Emergency Department Directors to test several new tactics in the ER, as well as enhancing capabilities to monitor their impact.


Microbial Monitoring at a Pediatric Oncology Facility

The president and director of a laboratory for analyzing mold, bacteria, and coliforms worked with Don Lighter, professor in the Physicians Executive MBA program, to conduct a pilot study to determine the reduction in healthcare-associated infections through continuous microbial monitoring of critical care facilities.

The pilot study was conducted in the new pediatric oncology facility of a hospital system in Ohio. It enabled the laboratory director to pursue his vision of entering the new markets of DNA- and data-driven biotechnology.


Building a Cloud-Based IT Analytics Tool

The senior partner of a consulting firm that implements comprehensive cancer care programs nationwide worked with Randy Bradley, assistant professor of information systems and supply chain management at Haslam, to build and beta test a cloud-based IT analytics tool with its consulting staff and client sites.

The project was characterized as both an external client-facing project as well as an internal corporate process improvement and efficiency project. The consultants expanded their service footprint and generated sales enthusiasm for their clients.