Healthcare News & Insights

Physician performance: Keys to giving better feedback & addressing issues

When your doctors are performing better, so is your hospital. But waiting for a yearly performance review to give providers feedback isn’t always the best way to make sure they take your words to heart, especially since an incident you bring up may be just a hazy memory by the time the review rolls around. 

5 things healthcare organizations need to consider before embracing BYOD

Bring your own device (BYOD) programs offer healthcare organizations considerable benefits, but they also come with significant risks. In this guest post, Brad Spannbauer, senior director of product management and HIPAA privacy & compliance officer at an internet services provider, details the potential pitfalls healthcare facilities should consider before adopting a BYOD program.

Low nurse staffing may cost your facility millions of dollars

The nurse shortage may be affecting your bottom line in more ways than one. In this guest post, Brian Hudson, senior VP of a staffing company that specializes in the international recruitment of healthcare professionals, explains how inadequate nurse staffing may be adversely affecting your readmission rates and what you can do about it.

2018 healthcare predictions

Technology-based innovation is advancing at a pace many healthcare providers struggle to maintain. At the same time, patients are demanding more convenience and engagement. In order to provide clear value, providers must focus on enhancing the patient experience. In this guest post, Chris Byers, CEO of a company that offers an online form and data-collection […] [MORE]

Help for healthcare CISOs in budgeting for security products

With the healthcare industry being such a lucrative market for stealing private information, attacks are coming more often, criminals are more sophisticated and threats are constantly changing. And now that there’s an overwhelming number of security solutions being pitched, CISOs are often left questioning which security products will bring the best ROI for their budget. […] [MORE]

How to overcome digital documentation challenges in health care

The mobile health industry is exploding, and it’s not just because more Americans than ever own smart devices. Providers and patients alike are realizing real value in mobile health technology as advancements ease the path to greater efficiency and lower costs. But as mobile health funding approaches $1.3 billion and the number of mobile health […] [MORE]

Opioids are a public health crisis: What your hospital can do

The opioid crisis is one of the main public health crises in the U.S., and hospitals are being impacted in many ways. From new restrictions on opiate prescribing to increases in opioid dependence for surgical patients, healthcare organizations must adapt to the challenges created by the opioid epidemic. 

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]

Which doctors at your facility have the highest risk of being sued?

Guess what two medical specialties are the most likely to be sued for medical malpractice? If you said OB-GYNs, you got one correct. Here’s a hint about the second group: You’d be hard pressed to find a hospital without them. 

Why telemedicine is critical for hospitals

More providers and payors are increasing their reliance on telemedicine services as a way to save time and money, and make life easier for patients and providers. If your hospital isn’t moving toward telehealth, it may want to consider it.

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