Healthcare News & Insights

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. 

Prevent patient falls in your hospital

Patient falls are a major concern for any hospital, since patients are often at their most vulnerable and confused while hospitalized. Having clear and thorough fall prevention methods can go a long way toward making sure your patients stay safe during their hospital stays. 

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? 

Avoid long hospital stays, readmissions from these ICU diagnoses

Longer hospital stays for patients can hurt your hospital’s bottom line. They also make it more likely that patients will leave dissatisfied. Spending more than a few days in the hospital usually causes patients to be cranky and upset, regardless of the quality of the care they receive, and it can sap your facility’s resources. 

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.

What your hospital should know when measuring total cost of care

The rising cost of health care has become a major concern for payors and the feds. To curb the costs associated with patient care, hospitals must be looking at the total cost of care – usually defined as the direct and indirect costs for an episode of care over a period of healthcare coverage (e.g., […] [MORE]

Why telemedicine is critical for hospitals

More providers and payors are increasing their reliance on telemedicine services as a way to save time and money, and make life easier for patients and providers. If your hospital isn’t moving toward telehealth, it may want to consider it.

Keys to avoid repetitive lab testing in your hospital

New research from doctors at Johns Hopkins University and other organizations reveals repetitive lab testing for hospitalized patients is costly and unnecessary. Constant blood draws can also lead to hospital-acquired anemia and a variety of complications. 

What your hospital can do to promote healthy eating for patients

Hospital food gets a bad rap, and it’s not entirely undeserved. Many facilities have bland food, and often it’s not as nutritious as providers or patients might want it to be. But healthy food can be expensive, and some hospitals may not have the money or resources to access quality ingredients.