CHI News Update
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News on Degree Advancement Program
The September issue of Degree Advancement Update, a bimonthly summary of news about the advanced educational programs for CHI employees, is now available on Inside CHI with the latest information on tuition discounts, scholarships and grants. Additional information about CHI's Degree Advancement program is available on the Degree Advancement page of Inside CHI.
Informational Video on GPS@CHI
A new video that explains some new features of GPS@CHI, CHI's web-based system for talent management, is available on CHI's YouTube channel, WatchCHI. In the video, HR leaders from across CHI discuss how the new features will help employees and managers. These new features will roll out during the next two years. Additional information is available on the GPS page of Inside CHI.
New Issue of COE Momentum
The September issue of Momentum, a monthly update on CHI’s Clinical and Operational Excellence transformation, is now available on the COE page on Inside CHI. The page offers additional COE resources and a place to sign up to have Momentum sent directly to your email inbox. This month's issue includes updates on Clinical and Process Excellence, CHI's Finance Transformation, and how CHI Nebraska is strengthening COE engagement and results.
St. Vincent-Little Rock CPE Work Off to a Good Start
In 12 weeks since the launch of Clinical and Process Excellence (CPE) at St. Vincent Infirmary, Little Rock, AR, teams of front-line clinicians and physicians have designed and launched process changes and improvements – such as improved door-to-doc times in the ED and improved accuracy and timeliness in OR scheduling – that are improving patient safety and the physician experience. These initiatives are also projected to provide $7 million in cost savings and increased revenue during FY14.
All seven inpatient areas of focus – emergency department, patient length of stay, ICU, access, blood utilization, operating room and outmigration – have achieved dramatic improvement.
CPE, part of CHI’s Clinical and Operational Excellence Initiative, focuses on improving clinical operations and reducing costs through process improvements, reduction in clinical variation and elimination of waste and duplication. Additional information is available on Inside CHI.