Healthcare News & Insights

New technology may decentralize your hospital’s care delivery

It seems like new technological advances are released every week, which makes keeping up a struggle. From basics like telehealth equipment and updated medical devices to major advancements like artificial intelligence, healthcare technology continues to change – and it’ll continue to impact your organization. 

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. 

Embracing innovation: 6 ways to transform your hospital

As the healthcare industry continues to grow and change, many hospitals are focused on staying competitive in an increasingly crowded market. Creating a culture that embraces innovation and collaboration is one of the best ways to ensure your hospital provides excellent care, but it’s easier said than done. 

Medical device threats: New frontier of cybersecurity risk

You already know your hospital’s IT infrastructure is vulnerable to data breaches, but there could be even more insidious ways for hackers to attack patients. One of those methods may involve accessing the medical devices used to treat your patients.  

Good news: Hospital-acquired conditions on the decline

A hospital’s main goal is to make patients better, but sometimes the opposite happens and patients acquire new conditions during their stays. When those adverse events occur, dealing with them adds a host of new challenges to patient care. 

Does your hospital have bad debt? Here’s how to handle it

Although the ultimate goal of any hospital or healthcare organization is to provide exceptional patient care, making a profit is necessary to achieve that goal. With insurance reform, rising healthcare costs and new technologies, your facility’s finances may be facing a range of complications. 

Human trafficking: Identifying victims who visit hospitals

You may have noticed a recent uptick in discussions surrounding human trafficking, and health care is one of the many areas affected. As human trafficking continues to grow, it’s more essential than ever for your staff to recognize the signs patients are being trafficked and know what steps to take next. 

Encourage Baby Boomers to use patient portals: Here’s how

As people live longer and have better access to health care, your patient population will continue to grow older. With that aging patient mix comes a range of new obstacles your hospital will need to overcome to keep providing quality patient care. 

Keys to creating an effective mobile strategy at your hospital

As mobile technology becomes even more prevalent, your hospital will need to create clear strategies and written policies governing how it should be used within your facility and by your staff. If your organization doesn’t have anything set in stone, you may want to change that. 

Payment plans can make collections easier, boost revenue

We know hospitals can’t function if patients don’t pay, but we also know how hard it is for some patients to pay for their services or procedures. And because healthcare costs are rising, it’s more difficult than ever to improve collections at your organization. 

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