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Ninfa M. Saunders, a speaker at the marcus evans National Healthcare CXO Summit Spring 2012, on redesigning healthcare delivery to better adapt to the current environment. …

Ninfa M. Saunders, a speaker at the marcus evans National Healthcare CXO Summit Spring 2012, on redesigning healthcare delivery to better adapt to the current environment.
Interview with: Ninfa M. Saunders, President & Chief Operating Officer, Virtua


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  • 1. The Criticality of Re-Designing Healthcare Delivery strategies, processes and people. As Sigma and Lean to remove waste and we get into the changes of healthcare minimize variation. Thirdly, redesign reform, thinking of new models that the care delivery process, which have a longitudinal view of population- should yield the highest cost based care as opposed to episodic is reduction. crucial. Look towards key measures such as people, growth, access, Healthcare must be re-designed so quality, cost and experience. that patients can get the right care, at the right time and at the right cost. This will involve developing new modalities. Healthcare providers will Healthcare have to think outside the box.Interview with:Ninfa M. Saunders, President & executives must How can healthcare delivery be re- designed?Chief Operating Officer, Virtua go back to the Healthcare executives must go back“Healthcare must be re-designed sothat patients can get the right care, basics, to the basics, look at adoption processes and identify where effortsat the right time and at the rightcost,” says Ninfa M. Saunders, look at adoption are going. They can then start re- design by using processes and toolsPresident & Chief Operating Officer,Virtua. Healthcare executives processes to re-engineer care delivery and adapting to the care dynamics of theshould look at processes and tools tore-engineer care delivery and adapt and identify current environment. If hospitals do not do this, they will not survive. where effortsto the dynamics of the currentenvironment, she adds. Virtua recently opened a new 358-bed facility from the bottom up, using SixA speaker at the marcus evans are going Sigma. Our 213 patients were safelyNational Healthcare CXO Summit and efficiently moved from our oldSpring 2012 in Hollywood, Florida, facility to the new one, withoutApril 26-28, Saunders shares her What cost reduction strategies spending consulting dollars.view on why hospitals will not would you recommend? Traditionally, facilities are built andsurvive if they do not re-design. organizations fit operations into a The target of cost reduction is 20 to specific space; we however, designedHow can healthcare executives 25 per cent. To achieve this, the process and then built the facilitynavigate through the challenges organizations can look at three around that. This saved us USD 14of the current healthcare factors. Firstly, incremental cost million in change orders and allowedenvironment? reductions and reducing wherever us to size appropriately in terms of possible, which will account for five to total bed capacity. This has resultedHealthcare executives must place six per cent of reductions. Secondly, in improvements in patient care, staffmore focus on the integration of process improvement, looking at Six engagement and efficiency.
  • 2. About the National Healthcare CXO Summit Spring 2012 The marcus evans Summits This unique forum will take place at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, group delivers peer-to-peer Florida, April 26-28, 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or information on strategic matters, trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought professional trends and leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. breakthrough innovations. The Summit includes presentations on continually finding ways to maximize budgets, developing an accountable care organization and ensuring compliance for upcoming transformations of our healthcare system. www.healthcare-summit.com Please note that the Summit is a Contact closed business event and the number of participants strictly Stacey Melvin, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division limited. Tel: + 357 22 849 400 Email: press@marcusevanscy.com For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsLong-Term Care CXO Summit 2012 - www.longtermcaresummit.comNational Healthcare CFO Summit 2012 - www.healthcare-summit.comNational Healthcare CNO Summit 2012 - www.healthcare-summit.com