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Jess White

Jess WhiteJess White, Contributing Editor for HealthcareBusinessTech.com, has written for several different print and online publications throughout her career.
Jess is currently an editor with Progressive Business Publications (the parent company of PBP Media and HealthcareBusinessTech.com), working on the Keep Up to Date on Primary Care Coding & Reimbursement newsletter.
Previously, Jess spent several years as an editor for a community newspaper group in the Philadelphia suburbs owned by the parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was also a freelance writer for Patch.com, AOL's community news division.
Jess graduated with honors from Temple University and holds a dual degree in journalism and French.
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Hospitals create spaces for family caregivers

Hospitals not only need to provide a healing environment for patients, but they also must give proper support to family caregivers. Caregivers play a significant role in a patient’s recovery, and if they don’t have the information and support they need, outcomes may not be favorable. 

Prevent errors with 4 common types of hospital PPE

In the fight against infection prevention in hospitals, it’s critical to make sure staff are using their personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly. All the prevention strategies in the world won’t make any difference in infection rates if staff aren’t following basic protocol with their PPE. 

Physician burnout: Latest impact on hospitals

Physician burnout is still a significant problem for hospitals, and it’s not getting much better. In fact, it may be getting worse. A new Medscape survey shows exactly which physicians in your facility are feeling the effects of burnout the hardest. 

Keys to help patients make better health decisions

More payors are calling on hospitals to provide patient-centered care and get patients more involved in their treatment, since better engagement often leads to improved health outcomes. Part of this process involves giving patients the information they need to make the best decisions about their health. 

Learning health systems: What they are & how they help patients

The best-performing hospitals treat every patient encounter as an opportunity to learn how to improve the care process. Instead of having a culture focused on secrecy, they promote transparency and the open sharing of information. Many facilities have achieved these objectives by becoming part of a learning health system. 

Bundled payments lowered costs for one health system

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been reimbursing hundreds of hospitals for joint replacement under a bundled payment model since last year. More evidence is being released concerning just how beneficial bundled payments can be for reducing healthcare costs. 

Joint Commission: Providers shouldn’t use texts to submit patient orders

Secure text messaging is becoming more common in hospitals, but not all information concerning patients’ health should be transmitted using this method of communication. The Joint Commission just issued guidelines about secure text messaging and providers’ orders, and you need to make sure your facility is in compliance. 

5 ways to stop cyberattacks on your hospital

If your hospital experienced a cyberattack, it would severely disrupt operations. To avoid any problems, facilities need to make sure their IT departments are being proactive with network security by detecting and eliminating threats quickly. 

Top 10 hospital technology hazards for 2017

Health technology continues to get more advanced. And while this can improve patient care, it also opens up hospitals to a new set of dangers they may not have imagined before. What should your facility have its eyes on for 2017? To give facilities guidance, the ECRI Institute has issued its annual list of top […] [MORE]

Bundled payments may be coming for maternity care

Bundled payments are being considered for many different episodes of care with hospitals. The most notable bundled payment model is the joint replacement model created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). But other models are generating interest as well – including a potential bundled payment model for maternity care.