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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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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. 

Hospital linens may contain bacteria & mold: Best laundry strategies

To maintain progress with reducing infection rates, hospitals must continue to improve on their disinfection and cleaning procedures. The linens found in hospital rooms are breeding grounds for germs and bacteria, as shown in recent studies. 

Keys to better discharge planning if patients need skilled nursing care

Discharge planning is often challenging for patients and providers alike, especially if a patient may need to stay at a skilled nursing facility after leaving the hospital. To ensure the best outcomes for patients, it’s important for hospitals to take a more active role with helping patients and their families navigate the discharge process. 

Bundled payments effective for hip, knee surgery: Next steps

Recently, talk of bundled payments for certain procedures and episodes of care has taken a back seat to other healthcare news. But they’re still on the feds’ minds, and the results of recent research may push them to the forefront again. 

Pricing transparency: What’s next for hospitals

A new year means new requirements for hospitals: As of Jan. 1, facilities must now post the prices of their treatments on their websites, per regulations from the Trump administration designed to improve pricing transparency. And there may be more changes down the line to shed light on healthcare pricing. 

Top 10 Healthcare Business and Technology Stories for 2018

In 2018, several key developments impacted hospitals and healthcare executives, including regulatory changes and technological updates. All of these important trends were featured front and center in our top stories of the year. 

Electronic health data transfer: Where hospitals stand right now

Is your hospital still using faxes to transmit patients’ health info after they’re discharged to various facilities and providers? While many facilities still are, it’s time to get on the bandwagon with electronic data transfer to share patients’ info because of all the benefits available. 

Nurses under more pressure than ever: How hospitals can respond

Your hospital’s nurses work hard. Along with doctors, they’re the front-line staff who are critical for effective care delivery and helping hospitals meet value-based care initiatives. And with facilities having trouble recruiting and retaining top-notch people, it’s more important than ever to make sure your nurses are happy and fulfilled. 

Infections declining in hospitals, but improvement is still needed

Good news: Facilities continue to make excellent strides with preventing hospital-acquired infections. Though there’s still a ways to go, new data shows the work hospitals have done over the past few years to improve patient safety has started to pay off. 

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