Healthcare News & Insights

Data entry & EHRs: Best practices for your staff

Almost every hospital uses an electronic health record (EHR) system, and often they can help reduce medical record errors and streamline data entry. However, a new study shows there are various issues that might crop up when entering data into EHRs. 

How one facility decreased viral infection rates in children by 44%

This year’s difficult flu season is almost over – and there’s more good news where that came from. A new study shows that using a specific form of disinfection technology can significantly reduce rates of viral infections in pediatric patients. 

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. 

Net neutrality repeal will affect your hospital: Learn how

You may think the impending loss of net neutrality has no real impact on you, since you run a healthcare organization and not an IT company. But the Federal Communication Commission’s new rule will affect all facets of business, including hospitals and health systems. 

Reduce pneumonia rates, save money: Strategies for your facility

Hospital-acquired pneumonia puts patients’ health at serious risk. Beyond impacting patient safety, treating pneumonia costs money and resources, so revamping your facility’s prevention efforts can both boost your bottom line and improve patient care. 

How your hospital can improve medication adherence

Getting patients to follow instructions for their medication after they leave your hospital is often more difficult than you’d like it to be. And when patients aren’t taking their medications at the right times or in the right dosages, the likelihood of them being readmitted is higher, which causes problems for your facility. 

6 patient safety issues your hospital must address

Keeping patients safe while they’re in your facility is the ultimate goal for any hospital executive. If patients are willing to trust you with their care, repaying that trust by ensuring they stay as healthy as possible is essential. But there are perennial obstacles to patient safety, ones that your organization should be addressing – […] [MORE]

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.” 

Hospital plumbing may contain superbugs: Keeping patients safe from infections

Hospital-acquired infections should be a major concern for your facility, but there may be additional culprits you’re not addressing. A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) revealed large amounts of antibiotic-resistant organisms in hospital plumbing. 

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