Sometimes, giving the best care to hospitalized patients means knowing when to stop interventions to respect their wishes while giving them the support they need as their lives draw to an end. A new study sheds light upon how different facilities handle patients who have do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders.
Hospitals must continue to be vigilant when preventing ransomware and other malicious cyberattacks on their networks. If an unauthorized third-party gains access to hospital systems, it could cause many problems, including data breaches and system shutdowns.
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.