Healthcare News & Insights

The surprising role of the Internet of Things in addressing clinician shortages

Hospitals are challenged every day due to clinician shortages. In this guest post, Chris Hermann, MD, PhD, MS, BS, founder and CEO of Clean Hands-Safe Hands, details how the Internet of Things (IoT) can help reduce provider burnout and high turnover.

Healthcare compliance and cybersecurity: Examining the needs

As health care’s reliance on technology becomes greater – and it will – security risks continue to grow. In this guest post, David Wagner, president and CEO of an email security company, offers best practices for organizations looking to implement and maintain successful compliance strategies.

Increasing downstream referral revenue with telemedicine

In this guest post, Joel Barthelemy, founder and CEO of a virtual health company, explains how implementing a virtual health program can provide a foundation for consistent care coordination, exceptional patient experience and advantages for physicians.

Accreditation is not one size fits all, particularly with urgent care centers

The number of urgent care centers in the United States continues to grow – with more than 8,800 currently, up from 8,125 in 2018 – due to a need in the marketplace and patient preferences for on-demand access to care. Hospitals and health systems recognize the value urgent care centers bring by offering convenient and […] [MORE]

Telehealth and its role in facilities management

Over the past few years, telehealth has been gaining in popularity providing patients with access to the specialty care they need. In this guest post, Jason “JD” Duigou, CIO of a company that provides healthcare service support products, talks about the role facilities management plays in telehealth.

Establishing and maintaining compliance with vendors to provide the best care

Working with vendors can be challenging. In this guest post, Larry Lacombe, VP of program development, support and FM compliance at a company specializing in facilities management, safety, environment of care, emergency management and compliance, tells you how to provide quality care while remaining compliant.

Big data & healthcare facilities management: What hospital c-suites need to know

Fixed assets, such as buildings, infrastructure and equipment, are often a hospital’s largest ones. The inventory, condition and reliability of these assets, however, remains elusive for many hospital executives. Capital investment planning is based on limited info, leading to an often inefficient allocation of scarce capital resources. Will these assets live up to their expected […] [MORE]

Chronic care management programs help address avoidable readmissions among Hispanic patients  

People with different ethnic backgrounds require different things from your facility and providers. Tailoring their care can make a big difference in their medical outcomes. In this guest post Mario Anglada, CEO of Hoy Health, details how other hospitals can reduce readmissions by adopting a chronic care management program designed specifically for Hispanic patients.

How to create alignment between hospital practices and RCM functions

It’s no secret that healthcare providers are consistently dealing with stress from reduced reimbursements and lowering margins. In this guest post, Shawn Yates, director of product management for a company that develops a variety of information systems, reveals how effective collection processes and use of insightful data can alleviate these potential issues.

Streamline transfers to reduce physician burnout and patient risk

For emergency room physicians, arranging a transfer of care for a patient in need can be extremely stressful – a stress they don’t need. In this guest post, Angie Franks, CEO and president of a company that provides transfer center technology that enables hospitals and health systems to more effectively manage patient transfers and optimize […] [MORE]