Healthcare News & Insights

How collaborating with post-acute care providers can benefit your hospital

For many patients, hospital visits are just the beginning of a long road toward good health – one that includes other providers and organizations. Forming connections with the doctors who treat patients after they leave your care can boost revenue and improve a patient’s entire experience with the healthcare industry as a whole. 

Physician performance: Keys to giving better feedback & addressing issues

When your doctors are performing better, so is your hospital. But waiting for a yearly performance review to give providers feedback isn’t always the best way to make sure they take your words to heart, especially since an incident you bring up may be just a hazy memory by the time the review rolls around. 

New year, same threats: Keep your hospital safe from cybersecurity attacks

Healthcare organizations have been experiencing increased threats to their cybersecurity lately, due to the amount of private info they usually have on file. In particular, system attacks caused by ransomware are on the rise, and there’s no better time than the start of a new year to review your hospital’s security measures. 

Keys to developing cultural sensitivity in your facility

The rise of diversity within the hospital setting can be positive for patients and providers, but it comes with some challenges as well. Cultural differences mean patients may respond differently to traditional treatment methods or the usual routines, so sensitivity is required from all clinical staff. 

SMS SOS: Secure texting strategies for your hospital

There are a host of technology challenges hospitals face, including electronic health records (EHR) systems integration. But one of the biggest ones is managing how personal mobile devices are used for work. Since almost everyone owns a smartphone or uses one for professional purposes, implementing secure texting strategies is more important than ever for your […] [MORE]

Hospital noise is top complaint for just about everyone: What to do

Hospitals are notoriously noisy places, from beeping machines to overhead announcements. That noise level can be distracting and annoying for not just patients, but staff members and visitors, too. 

Is there a Weinstein in your hospital? Dealing with sexual harassment

Recently, sexual harassment claims have become widespread, and every industry is dealing with the fallout. The ideal world would be one with no harassment claims, but we’re not there yet. If your hospital gets hit with one, it’s essential to be prepared – and make sure everyone involved feels supported. 

Opioids are a public health crisis: What your hospital can do

The opioid crisis is one of the main public health crises in the U.S., and hospitals are being impacted in many ways. From new restrictions on opiate prescribing to increases in opioid dependence for surgical patients, healthcare organizations must adapt to the challenges created by the opioid epidemic. 

5 keys to addressing transgender patients’ healthcare needs

Transgender Americans are being failed by the healthcare system, including hospitals and other providers, according to a new poll from NPR. Many trans people don’t have regular access to health care, and for those that do, the stigma and discrimination they face leads them to avoid seeking treatment.

More patients looking for health care online: Boost your digital presence

Patients are increasingly looking for health care online, so ensuring your organization’s internet presence remains top-notch is more important than ever. For many healthcare consumers, a hospital’s online presence is the first impression they get of your facility – so you need to make it a good one.