Rahul Ghotge


Rahul Ghotge, MD, M.S currently works with a multi-million a year rural hospital with 57 acute care beds, 60 long term care beds, and 4 clinics. Having a broad experience, from surgery room to IT server rooms, Rahul understands  the working of the healthcare industry in depth. He acts as a bridge between strategy, IT technology and operations teams.  His passion for improving operational efficiency in the healthcare organization, both big and small, has delivered  many outstanding results including higher patient satisfaction and reduced expense.

Professional experience:

Project Engineer: Washington County Regional Medical Center

 – Present (2 years 5 months) Sandersville, GA

Working at this $ 60 Million/year rural community based hospital which has 57 acute care beds, 60 long term care beds, and 4 clinics, acted as a bridge between Strategy, IT, Technology, and Operations teams

Organizational strategy projects:

Planned expense reduction strategy with a projected 8.5% reduction in expenses
Designed process improvement strategy to improve operations and throughput by 17%
Created expansion strategy with projected average of 12% increase in annual topline revenue

Technology/Biomedical Engineering projects:

Evaluated return of investment and technical specifications of multiple biomedical devices and recommended appropriate product for purchase Negotiated savings of more than $500,000 in capital expenses

IT projects:

Project managed & led implementation of new patient billing software systems, Long term care software, physical therapy, supply chain, etc. Reduced cost of IT projects with $200,000 in savings using alternative implementation strategies. Designed IT support strategy and infrastructure upgrade strategy.

Operations (Process/Productivity improvement) projects:

Designed and successfully implemented multiple process/productivity improvement projects while concurrently reducing costs especially labor cost. Some of the examples are as below:

One-number process for fast track (15 minutes or less) direct inpatient admissions from Primary Care physicians with minimal investment.

Centralized scheduling for outpatient diagnostic tests with concurrent reduction of 30% FTE
One number for long term & skilled nursing care admissions with no net cost increase
Increased case management coverage by 110% with concurrent reduction of 20% FTE
Doubled capacity of Swing bed department with no net increase in FTE
Increased capacity of radiology by 52% with concurrent decrease in radiology labor cost by 27%
Increased cardiopulmonary department capacity by 10% while decreasing labor cost by 25%

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