Healthcare News & Insights

Millennials & hospitals: Addressing their health care, finances

As millennials grow older and need to make decisions about healthcare services, it’s important for your hospital to understand their attitudes toward their health and how they best communicate so you can reach them on their level and treat them effectively. 

Prevent hospital-acquired infections from catheters: Vital strategies

The threat of infection is everywhere in hospitals, but the presence of certain conditions or medical equipment may make patients more likely to contract an infection. New research shows that hospitalized patients with indwelling devices, such as catheters, may be at significant infection risk. 

BYOD policies can improve communication, patient treatment

If your hospital doesn’t have a bring your own device (BYOD) policy for employees to use smartphones and tablets on the job, it may be a good idea to implement one – especially since strategic use of employees’ devices can help streamline patient care and employee communication while boosting morale. 

How artificial intelligence technology could improve communication at hospitals

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its mark in many fields, and heath care is no exception. As AI technology becomes more readily available to hospitals in the near future, it’ll impact many aspects of care delivery, from provider decision making to patient communication. 

More wrong info available to patients: How to handle it

Patients being more prepared for their visits is a good thing in most cases. You want patients to research their care beforehand to cut down on confusion and make sure they know what to expect. But this could actually end up being a double-edged sword for your providers. 

10 types of communication patients want about their health care

You’ve heard it before, and we’re sure you’ll hear it again: Communication is key in health care. The conversations between patients and providers, providers and nurses, and staff and family members are essential to successful care. 

Stop communication breakdowns during care transitions

Transitioning a patient from your hospital to their home or another healthcare facility is often a complicated process. And figuring out how to best serve the patient, while avoiding readmissions, depends on good communication. 

Direct communication with patients improves quality of care

It’s easy to emphasize the clinical aspects of patient care, since that’s the main focus in most hospitals. But by spending so much time on physical health, communication with patients about their emotional well-being can often fall by the wayside. 

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. 

Use your EHR to open lines of communication between patients and providers

You’ve heard the complaints before: Electronic health record (EHR) systems make it harder for patients and providers to communicate. Patients feel like their providers aren’t paying attention to them and are focusing on a computer screen, while providers suffer under the increased administrative burden and spend less time on patient care. 

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