- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Health Professions Press; 1 edition (October 21, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1878812939
- ISBN-13: 978-1878812933
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.2 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Paul Fogel is the President of Executive Information Systems, Inc. The firm produces a financial reporting and forecasting system for hospitals and offers services in productivity improvement, benchmarking, operations analysis, feasibility studies, and business planning. Mr. Fogel offers a unique perspective gained from working in more than 50 hospitals. Mr. Fogel wrote the feature article for the August 2000 issue of Healthcare Financial Management magazine titled "Achieving Superior Productivity." The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) also hired him to conduct a workshop called "Benchmarking in Action." Mr. Fogel also leads training workshops for the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. After earning an MBA, Mr. Fogel began work as a financial analyst with several commercial and savings banks and later moved on to venture capital, and then to hospitals as Manager of Strategic Business Analysis, reporting to the CFO. In 1995 he joined MECON, Inc., a national benchmarking and consulting firm to the health care industry (later a division of GE Medical Systems). As senior manager, he educated, trained, and consulted with more than 40 different hospitals, including the United States Army. Becoming self-employed in 1997, Mr. Fogel engaged in extensive long-term work with a Seattle hospital as a productivity and benchmarking consultant. In 1999, he concluded an engagement with the fourteen hospitals of Californiaâs Catholic Healthcare West chain. In 2003, he completed work on a financial reporting, productivity, and budgeting system for hospitals and formed a company to bring it to market.
Top customer reviews
"Superior Productivity in Health Care Organizations" is simply... a superior effort. Paul deftly covers the topics critical to implementing logical, understandable, consistent, collaborative labor productivity management "systems" in your hospital. When I refer to "systems", I mean both people and technical systems - Paul rightly considers the former key to your success.
Directed toward hospital leaders, this book serves as a blueprint for: 1) establishing appropriate, achievable staffing standards, 2) effectively monitoring and reporting progress toward goals and 3) implementing accountability (including rewards) for performance - all three the core elements of a Culture of Productivity.
Not only have I purchased a copy for myself, but have bought and distributed several more - to both hospital leaders and fellow consultants.
Author, "A Productivity Practicum"