RE: Workload/productivity

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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <META content="MSHTML 5.00.2919.6307" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY bgColor=#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>We too measure volume over minutes/task, such as:</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000></SPAN></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000># cases, </SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>#blocks, and </SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>#slides (broken down into # H&E, recuts, Specials, FNAs, Frozens, and Non-gyns).</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>Time embedding done,</SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000> routine cutting done,</SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000> and specials/recuts cutting done.</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>Time 1st cases to docs, </SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>last cases to docs, and </SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>last specials/recuts to docs.</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000># of cases pending at 1200 & 1430 (how many cases the docs have signed out)</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>Our hospital is big on Process Improvement projects (which you have to do first before you can even consider proposing an increase in staff and/or hours).  When you do a PI there is a LOT of timing of each step, take into consideration the service and quality the pathologists expect and arrive at goals for times and quantities.  It's actually worked pretty well over the past 1 1/2 years since we did our PI.  </SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000></SPAN></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>However, as volumes increase, or your staffing mix changes, you do have to have a way to figure out how to meet the increased demands and still meet the goals.  </SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>That's where we're stuck now.  </SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000></SPAN></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>Amy Woodfin</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>Pathology Supervisor</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>St. Joseph Hospital</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=241402000-20072000>Bellingham, WA</SPAN></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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