Hospitals today face greater pressure than ever to deliver high-value services cost-effectively while ensuring their patients receive excellent care experiences. Yet, decreasing revenues, rising costs, and growing expectations from patients make that prospect challenging

Meeting these challenges requires that hospital administrators and clinical providers work together to find forward-looking solutions to improve patient care and manage costs without sacrificing quality.

With that in mind, here are five innovative patient care, cost efficiency improvements that can help you solve problems and reach your goals.

1. Utilize NPs and PAs for Staffing Success

To achieve cost efficiency while maintaining care quality, implement staffing models that include the use of qualified nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs).

NPs and PAs have long been a foundational part of most clinical teams here at Schumacher and play a vital role in the continuum of care — one...