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.

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. 

Spot & stop medication nonadherence with data analytics

Patient nonadherence to medication is one of the biggest problems facing providers and hospitals today. Treatment doesn’t work if someone doesn’t follow instructions, but how can facilities spot those patients – and convince them to change their behavior? Strategic use of patient data can help. 

New study finds 5-minute conversation improves patient satisfaction

Taking the time to talk to patients can be beneficial in more ways than one. In fact, a simple five-minute conversation with hospitalized patients can significantly improve their satisfaction, according to a new study from the University of Virginia (UVA). 

Female doctors have high rates of burnout: Here’s why

Studies show women make excellent physicians, but they experience burnout at higher rates than their male colleagues. Female doctors also have higher rates of depression than average – so what’s going on? 

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