Healthcare News & Insights

Beyond EHRs: The future of health IT

New technologies are always popping up in the healthcare industry to improve care and streamline processes. Health IT is a growing field that your hospital will want to pay attention to, beyond the basics like electronic health record systems (EHRs) and telehealth. 

4 ways to encourage immunizations in your hospital

Vaccinations are a relatively simple way to prevent disease, but many adults have reservations about them. From fear of needles to misconceptions about whether vaccines can increase the likelihood of certain illnesses, there are a variety of reasons why someone would avoid getting vaccinated. 

Don’t get ghosted! Top strategies to retain employees & hire new ones

You may have heard about the recent dating phenomenon of “ghosting,” but it turns out ghosting can affect more than just your personal life. More organizations are getting ghosted by job applicants and new hires, and the healthcare industry is facing the consequences more than most. 

Provider frustrations: Addressing unhappiness at your facility

Keeping your providers happy is a top priority, especially as rates of physician burnout continue to rise. When doctors aren’t pleased with their work or organization, that displeasure bleeds out to other clinical staff and patients, creating a culture of negativity at your facility that could impact patient care. 

Reduce infections in your hospital with artificial intelligence

Surgical site infections are a serious problem at any hospital, but new tools are being used to predict the likelihood of them occurring – and saving lives in the process. One health system’s investment in artificial intelligence (AI) has paid off in both infection reductions and cost savings, to the tune of $1.2 million. 

Patient confusion costs billions a year: What hospitals can do

From payors to providers, there are a lot of levels to health care. Patients often complain about the healthcare industry being difficult to navigate, and their confusion can be expensive. 

How to prepare your hospital for a natural disaster

No matter where your hospital is located, you must prepare for natural disasters. As hurricane season continues, making sure your organization has solid emergency plans in place should be a priority. 

Build your brand: Keep patients loyal to your hospital

You may not always think of your hospital or health system as a brand, but to make sure your facility continues to attract new patients, it’s important to consider the messages you’re sending and what people think when they hear your hospital’s name. 

3 key cybersecurity threats hospitals will face this year

Cybersecurity has been a major focus for hospitals in recent years, due to high-profile data breaches and the migration of patient data to electronic health record (EHR) systems. As your organization continues to strengthen its IT security, there are new dangers and threats to plan for. 

10 types of communication patients want about their health care

You’ve heard it before, and we’re sure you’ll hear it again: Communication is key in health care. The conversations between patients and providers, providers and nurses, and staff and family members are essential to successful care.