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.

Increase trust in your hospital and providers

Trust is the foundation of the relationship between providers and patients. Quality patient care can’t be achieved if patients don’t trust providers or other staff members. And since patient care is hospitals’ top priority, that can be a problem. 

Partnering with the right vendors for your hospital

Hospitals that run smoothly provide some of the best care. And one way to operate a fluid facility is to work with the best vendors for your facility and patients. In this guest post, Jay Juffre, executive VP of operations and national service director for a provider of healthcare laundry services, gives key steps for […] [MORE]

Reduce waste in your facility: Precision medicine & other tactics

No matter how hard you try to eliminate it, waste is an almost inevitable part of running a hospital. But one way to continue reducing waste and ineffective treatments is by using precision medicine. 

Adapt your budget to increase innovation: 3 common pitfalls to avoid

You know it as well as anyone, finding room in the budget to adopt new, innovative technology is an epic feat. Innovation just isn’t a priority when there are so many other requirements and restrictions on your cash flow, and it often doesn’t have an immediately visible impact on patient care or safety. 

How will Amazon’s healthcare ventures affect you? 5 possibilities

Amazon’s moves into the healthcare sector made waves in 2018, and there’s no telling what the company will do next or how it may shape the market. Being prepared for some major changes down the line can keep your hospital from getting caught in the riptide. 

Best practices to care for patients with limited English proficiency

Communicating the ins and outs of healthcare and treatment to patients is hard enough without a language barrier. While complex medical jargon may sound like another language to many patients, even relatively simple conversations may be difficult when patients have limited proficiency in English. 

Use data analytics to maximize patient placement

As your hospital grows and more patients seek care at your facility, managing patient placement and maximizing your capacity for care becomes a higher priority. One way to ensure patients can remain in your hospital for as long as they need to, without having a space crisis, is to use data and predictive analytics. 

Leadership rounds promote staff engagement

All hospital leaders need to see what’s happening at your facility. Leadership rounds are a way to not only keep up to date with what’s going on, but also interact with staff at all levels. Employees who see hospital leaders on a weekly basis may get more excited about working at your hospital. Plus, leadership […] [MORE]

Keys to fostering a ‘no excuse’ culture of accountability at your hospital

Creating a culture of accountability among your employees can significantly improve patient care and your hospital’s operations, but the process of doing so is easier said than done. Start by setting an appropriate example for your staff and emphasizing an environment that accepts “no excuses.” 

Population health management: Focusing your facility’s efforts

Through population health management, providers can improve both clinical and financial outcomes. But that’s easier said than done. In this guest post, Sandeep Misra, global strategy leader of population health management at a company that delivers technology-enabled services and solutions, will help your organization focus your population health management efforts.

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