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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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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. 

CMS releases star ratings, announces big changes: What’s coming for hospitals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its overall hospital quality star ratings for the first time since 2017, but the ratings may not exist in their current form for much longer. Here’s why: The agency’s considering revamping the program – and some of the proposed changes are significant. 

Why patients’ Google search data could positively impact health care

The future of predictive medicine may not just rest on electronic health record (EHR) data or genetic testing. There may also be some value for hospitals and clinicians in analyzing personal search engine data to improve patients’ health care. 

Healthgrades releases its list of best hospitals in America

Another big name in hospital rankings has just put out its annual list of top-performing hospitals in the U.S. Healthgrades released three different rankings for 2019: America’s 50 Best Hospitals, America’s 100 Best Hospitals and America’s 250 Best Hospitals. 

Rural hospitals: Keys to addressing top challenges with healthcare delivery

Rural hospitals face unique challenges compared to other, larger facilities. The American Hospital Association (AHA) is advocating for policy changes designed to make life easier for rural hospitals, but in the meantime, these facilities may have to get creative to successfully navigate the current healthcare landscape. 

Avoid patient malnutrition with better hospital food

Many hospitals have made steps to improve the food served to patients, but there’s more work that needs to be done. According to new research, patients are becoming malnourished during hospital stays because they aren’t eating their meals – and this can have a negative impact on their care. 

How artificial intelligence technology could improve communication at hospitals

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its mark in many fields, and heath care is no exception. As AI technology becomes more readily available to hospitals in the near future, it’ll impact many aspects of care delivery, from provider decision making to patient communication. 

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