Census Management for Doctors Rounding at Hospitals

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The Need for Census Management in Healthcare

The inpatient census is notoriously volatile in most hospitals. Spikes in the census cause significant difficulties in capacity management, staffing, and patient placement. Accurately managing patient census can be vital for daily rounding management.

Why Doctors Who Round at Hospitals Need to Understand Census Management

For doctors who round at hospitals, understanding census management is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Efficiency: Effective census management can help maintain efficiency in the hospital. It can help control patient flow, improve discharge planning, and decrease efficiency bottlenecks.
  2. Patient Care: Census management can impact patient care. When a practice has a smoothly functioning census management system, it can better withstand large volume spikes
  3. Financial Health: Census management is also tied to the financial health of a practice. It can help manage staffing needs, infrastructure requirements, and other resources.
  4. Value Based Care: Managing and controlling proper census management is a critical component to a successfully executed Value Based Care plan for any private practice.

Census Management is a critical aspect of healthcare that doctors who round at hospitals need to understand. It’s not just about counting patients; it’s about managing resources, improving patient care, and ensuring operational efficiencies. As healthcare continues to evolve, the importance of effective census management will only continue to grow.

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Dr. Gregory Sanders is a Harvard-trained, practicing cardiologist and founder and CEO of HybridChart. He has been coding since the 1980s and has spent his medical career focusing on improving processes. His patient care skills earned him recognition as one of Phoenix Magazine’s TOP DOCs. He lives in Scottsdale with his family.

Census Management for Doctors Rounding at Hospitals