Healthcare News & Insights

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? 

Disaster preparedness: 5 key components to effective emergency management

Natural disasters cause nearly 500 deaths annually in the US. Unfortunately, healthcare facilities continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. This lack of preparation creates the potential for serious ramifications, putting staff, patients and the financial security of the hospital at risk. In this guest post, Scott Cormier, VP of emergency management, environment […] [MORE]

Cloud services put patient information at risk

The cloud is the new normal for enterprise apps, with 70% of all organizations having at least one app in the cloud today, according to IDG’s Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, 2016. Telehealth, big data management in research and patient management systems are all driving explosive adoption of cloud services in the healthcare industry. In this […] [MORE]

Embracing IoT and cloud: It’s all about visibility and planning

Healthcare is one of society’s most vital industries, yet many healthcare organizations are struggling to keep up with technological innovations, namely the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. In this guest post, Ofer Amitai, CEO and co-founder of a company that delivers network access control, visibility, management and policy compliance to ensure networks run […] [MORE]

Leadership rounds: Create a ‘patient safety first’ culture

Doctors aren’t the only people who should be making rounds at your facility. Hospital executives need to get out from behind their desks and make their own patient safety “leadership rounds.” 

Keys to making impactful capital investments for your hospital

In today’s healthcare landscape, it’s imperative capital decision makers are able to point toward clinically proven results to justify crucial purchases for their hospitals. In this guest post, Dr. Linda Greer, medical director at a breast health and research center, details the criteria you need to consider when making a purchasing decisions.

Does your hospital’s website need a facelift?

People who come to your hospital’s website are typically in a hurry and may not be in the best mood. Since this is your chance to make a great first impression, you don’t want to screw it up. And if your hospital’s website hasn’t been updated in the past few years, there’s a very good […] [MORE]

Readmissions: New penalties & current status of CMS initiative

Despite all the recent unrest over healthcare reform, readmissions penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are proceeding, full steam ahead. Under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, thousands of hospitals are being penalized for their performance in keeping patients from returning to the hospital. 

Four crucial practices to ensure survey readiness amidst regulatory changes

Regulatory requirements have undergone considerable changes in the past year, adding urgency and pressure for healthcare leaders to upgrade their compliance efforts. In this guest post, Larry LaCombe, VP of program management and facilities compliance at a company specializing in facilities management, safety, environment of care, emergency management and compliance, details four crucial practices healthcare […] [MORE]

Wearable technology can enhance long-term patient care

Wearable technologies have been widely adopted by consumers to measure and track aspects of health. Bracelets can track steps and calorie burn, clothing can measure heart rate and VO2 levels. While adoption is slower in clinical settings, some healthcare organizations have begun to integrate wearable technologies into patient care to create more opportunities for e-health […] [MORE]

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