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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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Medical errors: What hospitals can learn from one state’s new approach

Medical errors continue to be a significant problem for American hospitals. One state decided to take a deep dive into its hospitals’ issues with errors – and the approach it’s taking can apply to facilities across the country. 

How drones could revolutionize care delivery at your hospital

Drones aren’t just for aerial photos anymore. The technology’s getting much more advanced. Amazon will be using them to deliver packages soon – and they’re also being used for health care. In the not-too-distant future, drones could be an essential part of your hospital. 

3 keys to recruit & keep the best volunteers for your hospital

Many hospitals rely on volunteers to augment the care clinicians provide to patients. But just like with paid positions, it can be difficult to recruit and retain good, reliable people. That’s why hospitals should put as much effort into finding and keeping volunteers as they do to fill other roles. 

Latest Leapfrog grades: Patients in danger at low-performing hospitals

The Leapfrog Group has just released its latest Hospital Safety Grades, and while many hospitals are performing well, the facilities near the bottom of the list are still dangerous for patients – so more work must be done. 

Medicare for All: What this shift would mean for hospitals

The latest healthcare trend making headlines is Medicare for All, a concept designed to improve health coverage access for Americans. But would this change be helpful or harmful to hospitals? 

More evidence why hospitals must educate patients about hand hygiene

If your hospital doesn’t include patients in its hand-hygiene efforts, it needs to start. Here’s why: New research suggests patients could be just as responsible as healthcare workers for spreading superbugs from one patient to the next by not thoroughly washing their hands. 

Hospital faces scrutiny for secretly recording patients: Prevent similar issues

While it’s important to prevent theft in hospitals, it’s also just as important to protect patients’ privacy while doing so. One facility’s attempt to stop a thief using hidden cameras in the operating room has now landed it in hot water. 

BYOD policies can improve communication, patient treatment

If your hospital doesn’t have a bring your own device (BYOD) policy for employees to use smartphones and tablets on the job, it may be a good idea to implement one – especially since strategic use of employees’ devices can help streamline patient care and employee communication while boosting morale. 

HIPAA settlements break records: How hospitals can minimize their liability

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just had a record-breaking year of HIPAA enforcement. Because the feds plan to continue this trend, that means hospitals must be vigilant about securing patients’ health data – and regularly remind staff of their responsibilities under the law. 

HHS calls for more price transparency from hospitals

Price transparency is about to become even more critical for hospitals – that is, if a proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) becomes final. 

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