Healthcare News & Insights

How will Amazon’s healthcare ventures affect you? 5 possibilities

Amazon’s moves into the healthcare sector made waves in 2018, and there’s no telling what the company will do next or how it may shape the market. Being prepared for some major changes down the line can keep your hospital from getting caught in the riptide. 

Best practices to care for patients with limited English proficiency

Communicating the ins and outs of healthcare and treatment to patients is hard enough without a language barrier. While complex medical jargon may sound like another language to many patients, even relatively simple conversations may be difficult when patients have limited proficiency in English. 

6 patient safety issues your hospital must address

Keeping patients safe while they’re in your facility is the ultimate goal for any hospital executive. If patients are willing to trust you with their care, repaying that trust by ensuring they stay as healthy as possible is essential. But there are perennial obstacles to patient safety, ones that your organization should be addressing – […] [MORE]

Leadership rounds promote staff engagement

All hospital leaders need to see what’s happening at your facility. Leadership rounds are a way to not only keep up to date with what’s going on, but also interact with staff at all levels. Employees who see hospital leaders on a weekly basis may get more excited about working at your hospital. Plus, leadership […] [MORE]

Keys to fostering a ‘no excuse’ culture of accountability at your hospital

Creating a culture of accountability among your employees can significantly improve patient care and your hospital’s operations, but the process of doing so is easier said than done. Start by setting an appropriate example for your staff and emphasizing an environment that accepts “no excuses.” 

Survey: 85% of patients pick compassion over cost when choosing doctors

Compassion is a key component of high-quality care, but would you expect it to take precedence over price when it comes to your hospital’s providers? A new survey revealed that’s the case for 85% of patients. 

Create a ‘just culture’ in your hospital & revamp patient care

Having a “just culture” at your hospital encourages open and honest communication among staff when mistakes happen. It can also improve patient safety – and help your facility meet compliance standards. 

How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospital

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and monitoring patient flow. But how can your hospital best make use of the rise of AI technology, and what are the possible problems you could face as AI use becomes more widespread? 

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.