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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 70 hospitals.

Among his published works are the article "Superior Productivity in Healthcare Organizations" for the Journal of the International Society for Performance Improvement, plus "Achieving Superior Productivity" in the HFMA newsletter, "Five Tactics for Productivity Management" and "Benchmarking: A Process, Not a Number" in Managing the Margin, and an interview on nursing productivity for the HFMA publication The Business of Caring.

Mr. Fogel presents seminars on "Constructing Financial Forecasting Models" and "Benchmarking Institutional Performance" for the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

After earning an M.B.A., 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 healthcare industry (now known as Truven, Inc.). As senior manager, he educated, trained, and consulted with more than 40 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, where he wrote the first edition of Superior Productivity in Healthcare Organizations: How to Get It, How to Keep It. His company also produces and sells forecasting systems for hospitals and clinics.


"Paul Fogel's ability to capture the obvious and explain the treadmill effect many healthcare executives face in managing their largest expense is astonishing. If executives are tired of fleeting efforts on productivity management and want a pathway to effectiveness, then Superior Productivity in Healthcare Organizations is a must-read. I had looked for most of my career for a solution that tied cultural relevance to outcomes without a one size fits all approach. This methodology answers that longing to find a solution tailored to our uniqueness."-- (03/01/2016)
"Hospital leaders: This book serves as support for high level strategic, intentional, mission-oriented labor management, as well as a detailed blueprint for:1. Establishing appropriate, achievable staffing standards2. Effectively monitoring and reporting progress toward those goals3. Implementing accountability for performanceAll three are the core elements of a successful Culture of Productivity. If I had a nickel for every copy of Superior Productivity in Healthcare Organizations that I've recommended or gifted to senior healthcare managers..."-- (03/01/2016)
"This is a must-read for hospital system executives--buy a copy for every manager at your hospital--you won't regret it. Paul Fogel gives you the knowledge and, most importantly, the exact plan on how to implement an effective productivity system that works, backed up by his proven experience with dozens of hospitals."-- (03/03/2016)

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