If your hospital experienced a cyberattack, it would severely disrupt operations. To avoid any problems, facilities need to make sure their IT departments are being proactive with network security by detecting and eliminating threats quickly.
The feds have started to ramp up the penalties for poor patient outcomes. This year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) included some new conditions in its Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction program – and more hospitals will feel the pain in their wallets than ever before.
Hospitals have a lot on their plates, between providing top-quality care and keeping up with the always changing healthcare climate. But, just like other large facilities, they also need to stay on top of various aspects of basic facility management, such as fire prevention guidelines.
The news that Donald Trump won the presidential election has created uncertainty in the current healthcare landscape, particularly regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And one big question remains: How will the new administration affect hospitals over the next four years?
Hospitals across the country must do what they can to stop the epidemic of opioid abuse in patients – especially since many people start abusing them after surgery. Some hospitals are combining their efforts with more population-focused programs so they can turn the tide of abuse and addiction.
Hospitals are uniquely positioned to take advantage of new developments brought on by the Internet of Things (IoT). As medical devices become more sophisticated, with the ability to transmit information to each other, the IoT will become an important aspect of delivering high-quality patient care.
The transition from hospital to home after discharge can be problematic for patients – particularly those who are frail or elderly. Just because a person’s been cleared to go home doesn’t mean he or she is completely healed, or ready to be left alone. That’s why some facilities are taking extra steps to make sure […] [MORE]
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released the mid-year update to its annual Work Plan. And there are several areas the feds are reviewing right now that hospitals need to know about so they can avoid drawing negative attention for compliance issues.
Tornado season is here, and hospitals need to gird for storms. Although no plan is entirely comprehensive, administrators should be running practice drills of their emergency operations plans and filling in the gaps. In this guest post, Scott Jeffries, industry manager of onshore corporate services for a provider of professional weather services, provides advice on key areas for […] [MORE]
For many patients, health care is starting to resemble a retail purchase in more ways than one. Price shopping, customer reviews and a focus on patient satisfaction have become the norm. And now, just like most retail establishments, one hospital system is offering refunds to patients who aren’t happy with their experience.