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.

Upgrade patient collections with telehealth technology

Getting patients to pay their bills in full is a never-ending challenge for most healthcare organizations. Patients can be hard to track down and don’t like shelling out money after they’ve already received the services they needed. 

How to creatively address the healthcare IT staffing shortage

Keeping good, qualified IT people is hard in today’s healthcare environment. But it’s extremely important for the success of any hospital. In this guest post, Gary Palgon, VP of healthcare and life sciences solutions at a company that provides integration and data management solutions, offers creative strategies for addressing the healthcare IT staffing shortage.

Direct communication with patients improves quality of care

It’s easy to emphasize the clinical aspects of patient care, since that’s the main focus in most hospitals. But by spending so much time on physical health, communication with patients about their emotional well-being can often fall by the wayside. 

Top hospitals to work for – is yours on the list?

With so many hospitals for doctors and nurses to choose from, it can be difficult to recruit the staff you need to maintain a high quality of care. And with potential nursing and physician shortages on the horizon, that task will only get harder. 

Quiet down! Lower noise levels positively impact critical care patients

High noise levels might be good for a concert or baseball game, but they’re not conducive to a healing hospital environment. The constant humming and droning of machines, the chatter of nurses and family members, and even the soap operas on patient TVs can all impact patients’ recovery. 

7 steps to identify and drive value-based care revenue lurking in data

  In today’s healthcare environment, hospitals have to do more with less. That’s why it so important executives and administrators understand the data life cycle so their facility can get everything out of it. In this guest post, Richard Royer, CEO of a healthcare consulting and services firm that works with hospitals, physicians and nursing […] [MORE]

Most patients prioritize digital customer experience in hospitals: Next steps

Providing the best possible care is the ultimate goal of any hospital, and the digital customer experience is a key part of a patient’s visit. Patients are willing to go elsewhere if their needs aren’t being met, so it’s essential to prioritize technological innovation and improve convenience. 

Investing in housing, other social elements of health can decrease ED visits

Emergency department (ED) visits are often expensive and time-consuming for patients and hospitals alike, especially when those visits aren’t necessary. Often, those unnecessary visits come from patients who can’t afford regular medical care, including low-income or homeless people who may have unstable housing and other quality-of-life issues. 

Hurricanes and health care: 4 ways disaster preparedness can minimize devastating results

Hurricanes are devastating to communities. That’s why hospitals must be prepared for such natural disasters to minimize damages and take care of their current patients and the people affected by the hurricanes. In this guest post, Scott Cormier, VP of emergency management, environment of care and safety at a company that’s dedicated to improving the […] [MORE]

Law & order: Keys to avoiding legal trouble at your facility

A lawsuit is one of the worst challenges a hospital can face. Although malpractice suits are often filed against specific providers, your facility may still be at risk of legal trouble – but there are ways to decrease that risk. 

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