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.

ECRI’s top 10 patient safety concerns

Keeping patients safe and happy is a priority for all hospitals. And a big part of that entails watching out for issues that may endanger patients. That’s why ECRI Institute created its list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations 2017. 

U.S. News & World Report releases new Best Hospitals list

After a brief delay, U.S. News & World Report has issued its annual ranking of the best hospitals in the country. And due to some changes in its methodology, there are a few new facilities being recognized this year. 

Animal therapy: Prevent health risks at your hospital

Animal therapy programs at hospitals have many benefits. They improve the mood of both patients and staff, which contributes to better recoveries and a lower chance of burnout. But there are also risks involved in bringing animals onsite – and some hospitals aren’t keeping the potential problems in mind. 

AHA: How feds must reduce burdensome regs for hospitals

Hospitals face many regulatory burdens they must juggle to survive in the current healthcare climate. To lighten the load, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is asking the feds to make changes that would make life easier for facilities. 

7 ways hospitals can cut drug costs

Prescription drug costs are one of hospitals’ biggest expenses, and it doesn’t look like the trend’s going away anytime soon. As pharmaceutical companies continue to raise their prices, hospitals bear the brunt of the increases. 

What hospitals should look for when creating partnerships

Due to increased pressure brought by value-based payment initiatives and other changes, more hospitals are looking to form partnerships with different types of providers, as well as community organizations focused on population health. When forging these partnerships, it’s crucial to be sure both entities mutually benefit from the relationship. 

CMS inpatient payment rule brings payment increase & more changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its proposed rule for next year’s hospital inpatient payment schedule. Along with a pay increase, there are several other changes coming that facilities need to know about. 

Telehealth drives success of hospital’s ‘eICU’

When staffing levels aren’t optimal, patient care can suffer – particularly in departments such as the intensive care unit (ICU), where one wrong move could cause a patient severe harm. One health system, backed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), managed to reduce the impact of fewer staff in the ICU via […] [MORE]

Strategies to improve discharge summaries

If patients receive enough information during the discharge process, it increases their chances of having a smooth recovery. But many hospitals fail to provide adequate discharge summaries to patients, which can affect the care they receive once they leave the hospital. 

Animal therapy benefits hospital patients, staff

Over the years, animal therapy has become more popular in hospitals. Not only is it used to help patients feel more at ease, it’s also become a technique to help hospital staff fight stress, sadness and burnout. 

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