Operational Improvement

About Operational Improvement

Maintaining a secure, safely run hospital that complies with regulatory requirements is of utmost importance. HASC’s Hospital Operations and Performance Excellence (HOPE) initiative identifies trends affecting the safety and security of patients, visitors, employees and property so you can maximize resources for efficient patient flow and greater patient satisfaction.

A Report on the Shortage of Psychiatrists in California and the U.S.

Briefs Focus is a HASC feature designed to promote constructive dialogue about key issues in health care. This contribution is submitted by Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner. This executive summary looks at supply, demand, and recruiting trends in the specialty of psychiatry.  A Lack of Emphasis The shortage of physicians in the United States – particularly primary care […]

Merritt Hawkins’ 2018 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives

Briefs Focus is a HASC feature designed to promote constructive dialogue about key issues in health care. This contribution is submitted by Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner. Merritt Hawkins’ 2018 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives is an overview of the salaries, bonuses, and other incentives used to recruit physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The review’s […]

Government-Mandated Premium Pay for Health Care Workers Fails to Recognize All Heroes

MESSAGE FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS LOS ANGELES, CA (June 9, 2021) – Our health care workers are heroes. And we are all indebted to our essential workers and frontline caregivers who have proven their commitment by caring for over 1.2 million Los Angeles County residents infected with COVID-19.  As policy makers move to introduce so-called “hero […]

HASC/SCE Hospital Microgrid Webinar

HASC and SCE are working together to provide support and awareness to hospitals considering microgrids. This workshop is designed to provide information to Hospital Administrators on the future of Microgrids and to foster an interactive discussion. The course will address the issue of aging diesel generators and the potential to use renewable sources in the future. Data […]

Portal Helps Hospitals Meet Staffing Needs

As hospitals and health systems continue to grapple with pandemic-related staffing shortages, HASC reminds members to take advantage of a solution called Medefis offered by AMN Healthcare, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner. Medefis provides a vendor management service and technology portal to connect health care facilities with a network of regional and national staffing agencies to supply additional nursing professionals. […]

SCE Microgrid Webinar Offered on Tuesday

Electric reliability is the No. 1 reason customers install microgrids, which are self-contained, independent power systems that serve one or more power customers for limited periods. Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events were rare in the past. With the fire season existing nearly year-round today, it’s a good time to think about the future in terms of reliability. Microgrids […]

LANES Helps LA County Hospitals Meet CMS-mandated Event Notifications

Hospitals must be in compliance with the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule as of May 1. The regulation requires hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and critical access hospitals to send electronic notifications to patient-identified providers when a patient is admitted, discharged or transferred (ADT). The final rule is required to meet the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoP).  […]

Podcast Profile: Endorsed Business Partner Vituity

Practicing ER doctor Gregg Miller, MD recently met HASC’s strategic communications team to discuss the COVID-19 outlook, hospital staffing issues, morale factors and more.  Miller is Chief Medical Officer at Vituity, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner. Vituity is a physician-owned partnership with more than 5,000 doctors and clinicians. It provides critical care, anesthesiology, outpatient, telehealth, acute psychiatry, and other medical services. As the voice of Vituity, […]

Merritt Hawkins Shares 2021 Physician Compensation Review

Physician search firm Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner, invites members to review and download its 2021 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives. See links below. Below is a sample of information from the Review. “The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on the economy, and on all aspects of health care, including […]