Four ways to help hospital process improvement with a physical therapy partner

April 3, 2020

With the rapidly changing nature of health care today, it’s easy for hospitals to lose sight of the fundamentals. As a hospital executive, it likely feels like you have to do more with less each year, so focusing on basic improvements can make a huge difference. This is why hospital process improvement has become such a buzzword in recent years. 

Along with core service lines, your physical therapy program should not be left out of any efforts to streamline your workflows and increase efficiency. Facilities may struggle in this area due to a lack of dedicated experience, which is where a physical therapy partner can come in. By turning to an organization with an exclusive focus in this discipline, you can make major strides in your hospital process improvement efforts. 

Drive hospital process improvements in physical therapy that drive results

A combination of factors, including staff turnover, outdated systems and many others, can lead to less than optimal outcomes from your physical therapy department. From declining patient satisfaction to claims denials to compliance issues, a physical therapy partner with dedicated experience and resources can help you make the following process improvements: 

  1. Updating systems — Outdated software can slow down everyone’s workday and contribute to errors. A dedicated organization can help you upgrade software and streamline workflows. 
  2. Improving compliance — Compliance in physical therapy is an intricate areathat requires specialized knowledge. As in other service lines, physical therapy compliance can save you costly fines and help you increase reimbursements. 
  3. Training and development — A well-trained staff is the key to retention, patient satisfaction and efficiency. The right partner should have a deep understanding of best practices for these processes. 
  4. Recruiting and hiring — By gaining access to top recruiting networks, your hospital can attract talent with experience and credentials you need to build a high-performing team. 

With Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, you can find an experienced team to help you with your hospital process improvement efforts in these and other areas. 

More than 50 years of dedicated experience

When you work with Alliance, you’ll find an organization that will treat you like family as we work together to identify and implement the process improvements that can help you achieve better outcomes. To learn more, we’ll be happy to schedule an in-depth assessment of your current program by our expert team. Contact us today to learn more.