Healthcare News & Insights

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. 

Strategic plan is critical to prepare for data breaches in health care

Hospitals are a favorite target of hackers, as is apparent with the number of facilities experiencing data breaches. In this guest post, Kristen Broyles, a social media marketer, offers five steps hospitals need to think about in terms of data breaches.

Overtreatment could be harming your patients: Here’s how to avoid it

Unnecessary tests and treatments that offer little benefit are common in health care, and they’re often harming patients. Not only does overtreatment cost hospitals money and time, it can also cause patients needless pain and suffering. 

BYOD in hospitals: What you need to know

Personal mobile devices in hospitals present a problem for many executives. Although there are many potential security risks, staff increasingly want to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops for work purposes. 

6 strategies for increasing diversity in your hospital

A huge concern for most hospitals is decreasing disparities in health care between different groups due to an increasing focus on population health. Adding diversity to your facility at all levels can help bridge that gap. 

Keys to creating a consolidated lab facility for your hospital

As a way to make lab testing more efficient, some hospitals are centralizing their lab operations into one core facility, instead of sending samples to multiple places. And this practice is saving both time and money. 

ACA ‘skinny repeal’ fails: What’s on the horizon for hospitals?

As it currently stands, the push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seems to be at a standstill after the Republicans’ “skinny repeal” plan failed to pass in the Senate. That may lead hospitals to think the fight’s over, but it’s not finished just yet. 

ACA repeal fails: What’s next for health care & hospitals?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) saga continues. Two recent efforts to repeal the bill have failed to get enough support to go forward, but its future still remains uncertain, leaving hospitals in limbo. 

Senate introduces latest ACA repeal bill: What it means for hospitals

After weeks of secrecy, the Senate’s finally released its version of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) replacement bill. While it’s similar to the House’s original proposal, there are a few key changes in the legislation. Here’s what’s most important for hospitals going forward. 

More hospitals offering patients legal services

In an age of value-based payments, hospitals are doing more for patients than just treating their acute problems. They’re getting to the root of some of the socioeconomic issues that can make patients’ recovery difficult. Facilities are even offering patients access to legal representation in certain cases. 

css.php