Healthcare News & Insights

Managing a hospital comes with a number of challenges unique from those of other organizations. Read here to see how the best in class overcome those hospital management challenges.

Low nurse staffing may cost your facility millions of dollars

The nurse shortage may be affecting your bottom line in more ways than one. In this guest post, Brian Hudson, senior VP of a staffing company that specializes in the international recruitment of healthcare professionals, explains how inadequate nurse staffing may be adversely affecting your readmission rates and what you can do about it.

2018 healthcare predictions

Technology-based innovation is advancing at a pace many healthcare providers struggle to maintain. At the same time, patients are demanding more convenience and engagement. In order to provide clear value, providers must focus on enhancing the patient experience. In this guest post, Chris Byers, CEO of a company that offers an online form and data-collection […] [MORE]

Hospital noise is top complaint for just about everyone: What to do

Hospitals are notoriously noisy places, from beeping machines to overhead announcements. That noise level can be distracting and annoying for not just patients, but staff members and visitors, too. 

Is there a Weinstein in your hospital? Dealing with sexual harassment

Recently, sexual harassment claims have become widespread, and every industry is dealing with the fallout. The ideal world would be one with no harassment claims, but we’re not there yet. If your hospital gets hit with one, it’s essential to be prepared – and make sure everyone involved feels supported. 

Save money & go green with sustainability efforts

Sustainability is a hot topic these days, and the benefits for hospitals that adopt energy-saving routines are numerous. From saving money on utility costs to boosting your public image, going a little greener can only improve your organization.

2018 planning: Running your pharmacy like a business

As the end of 2017 draws closer, many healthcare executives may find themselves reflecting on the year that was – what worked, what challenges remain and which areas of the organization could use improvement. In this guest post, Rick Burnett, COO of a company that provides pharmacy management, consulting and operations services, offers five tactics […] [MORE]

What your hospital can do to promote healthy eating for patients

Hospital food gets a bad rap, and it’s not entirely undeserved. Many facilities have bland food, and often it’s not as nutritious as providers or patients might want it to be. But healthy food can be expensive, and some hospitals may not have the money or resources to access quality ingredients. 

Community violence: How hospitals can address its costs

Community violence can be an enormous burden on hospitals, especially in urban areas and big cities. But some facilities are using innovative programs to cut down on violence and decrease the number of patients who come in with violent injuries – which also lowers costs for complex, life-saving surgeries. 

Almost half of healthcare visits are to emergency departments – Why?

Emergency departments (EDs) play a significant role in health care, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. EDs deliver 47.7% of medical care, and that number rises dramatically when looking at marginalized populations. 

Overtreatment could be harming your patients: Here’s how to avoid it

Unnecessary tests and treatments that offer little benefit are common in health care, and they’re often harming patients. Not only does overtreatment cost hospitals money and time, it can also cause patients needless pain and suffering. 

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