Physician burnout is an ongoing problem in hospitals. Burned-out doctors have a negative impact on the care a hospital provides. So it’s an issue that healthcare executives must address at their facilities.
“Never events” received their name because they’re serious adverse events that should never happen – they’re 100% preventable. Problem is, they do happen and with alarming frequency. And despite mandatory reporting, only about half the states comply, and what they report varies due to flawed measurement processes. So how can hospitals improve?
A major hospital is now offering patient- or consumer-controlled health records for the first time — and most of the health industry is waiting to see what the results will be.