Healthcare News & Insights

3 ways to update power delivery in healthcare facilities

As hospitals age, they must find safe and cost-effective ways of keeping up with the digital needs of providing care. In this guest post, Cliff Weinstein, CEO and president of a company that provides power and charging solutions, offers advice on three areas where facilities can make charging technology improvements.

3 ways hospitals fail patients & how to prevent issues

Patient satisfaction and care are the most important aspects of any healthcare professional’s job – even if it doesn’t always feel like it, thanks to the rules and administrative burdens of the healthcare industry. Listening to patient feedback and making appropriate adjustments is essential to maintaining positive relationships with patients. 

4 ways to encourage immunizations in your hospital

Vaccinations are a relatively simple way to prevent disease, but many adults have reservations about them. From fear of needles to misconceptions about whether vaccines can increase the likelihood of certain illnesses, there are a variety of reasons why someone would avoid getting vaccinated. 

Provider frustrations: Addressing unhappiness at your facility

Keeping your providers happy is a top priority, especially as rates of physician burnout continue to rise. When doctors aren’t pleased with their work or organization, that displeasure bleeds out to other clinical staff and patients, creating a culture of negativity at your facility that could impact patient care. 

Build your brand: Keep patients loyal to your hospital

You may not always think of your hospital or health system as a brand, but to make sure your facility continues to attract new patients, it’s important to consider the messages you’re sending and what people think when they hear your hospital’s name. 

10 types of communication patients want about their health care

You’ve heard it before, and we’re sure you’ll hear it again: Communication is key in health care. The conversations between patients and providers, providers and nurses, and staff and family members are essential to successful care. 

Marketing your hospital to millennials in the digital age

As millennials get older and make their own decisions about health care, the industry must adapt to their needs. The most tech-savvy generation is looking for different things in a hospital or health system than previous generations. And to keep up, healthcare facilities have to cater to those desires. 

Stop communication breakdowns during care transitions

Transitioning a patient from your hospital to their home or another healthcare facility is often a complicated process. And figuring out how to best serve the patient, while avoiding readmissions, depends on good communication. 

Direct communication with patients improves quality of care

It’s easy to emphasize the clinical aspects of patient care, since that’s the main focus in most hospitals. But by spending so much time on physical health, communication with patients about their emotional well-being can often fall by the wayside. 

Quiet down! Lower noise levels positively impact critical care patients

High noise levels might be good for a concert or baseball game, but they’re not conducive to a healing hospital environment. The constant humming and droning of machines, the chatter of nurses and family members, and even the soap operas on patient TVs can all impact patients’ recovery.