Healthcare News & Insights

Keys to help doctors discuss adverse events with patients

If an adverse event happens, it’s important for hospital staff to communicate with patients and their families right away so they can be aware of the situation and how it’ll be resolved. However, doctors may struggle with this for several reasons, and hospitals must help them along. 

A different approach to fall prevention in hospitals

Patient falls are still all too common in hospitals. A quick slip can cause severe injuries – or even death. To keep a fall from negatively affecting a patient’s recovery, facilities need to make sure their fall prevention efforts go beyond the minimum requirements. 

Leveraging communication & collaboration in the cloud for health care

Patients today expect to use digital tools to enhance their interaction with healthcare providers and improve the quality of their care. In this guest post, Brendan Ziolo, head of large enterprise strategy at a multinational communications and information technology company, details what’s involved in creating a patient-centric digital workflow – technology foundation built on a strong network that […] [MORE]

How communication problems put patients, hospitals in jeopardy

Communication is important in providing top quality patient care. Any breakdowns in communication can lead to serious problems, such as patient complications or deaths. A new report shows just how much poor communication impacts hospital care. 

Keep ED patients safe: Common information system errors

Emergency department information systems (EDIS) provide much-needed help, such as legible documentation, retrieval of past patient information and adherence to best practices. But just like with anything else, with the positives come the negatives. 

Focus on this area to reduce readmission rates

Reducing readmissions is a complex problem. And since there’s so much pressure on hospitals to lower them, finding a viable solution is top priority. New research shows taking one simple step can make a big difference. 

Hospitals use tech to engage ICU patients

Intensive care units (ICUs) can be pretty intimidating for patients and their families, which can have negative effects on patient recovery. But with the help of technology, some hospitals are taking extra steps to put patients at ease and provide better treatment.

‘Patient passports’ could help hospitals deliver better care

Hospitals need to have an open line of communication with patients and their families to provide the highest quality care. But in the chaos that comes with being sick, patients may forget to tell clinicians essential details about their health – or they may be too intimidated. 

New technique improves patient handoffs

Miscommunications at hospitals can lead to patient errors that cause harm, particularly during patient handoffs. But a new technique tested by researchers could come in handy with preventing problems. 

4 steps to a better relationship between doctors and hospital execs

Due to the shift toward value-based reimbursement, it’s important that healthcare execs and doctors work together to achieve the best outcomes so hospitals can continue to survive and thrive. But in many cases, hospital administrators might not be on the same page as clinical staff.