Healthcare News & Insights

Patient feedback key to better hospital design

If you want to make sure your meeting patients’ needs, ask patients. One hospital went the extra mile by asking patients for their opinions when it came to designing its new facility. 

Is your hospital ready to treat children in the ED?

Even if your hospital isn’t geared toward treating children, it’s likely your clinicians will see younger patients in emergency situations. That’s why it’s important for your emergency department (ED) to be prepared to treat children – and not all facilities are equipped to do so. 

Your nurses may hate your hospital’s EHR: Here’s why

While most talk about electronic health record (EHR) systems has centered on doctors’ troubles with adapting to them, hospital nurses are also having major difficulties with EHRs.

Spike in mobile app use by clinicians & consumers fuels market

Anyway you look at it, healthcare providers are finding ways to use smartphones and mobile devices to enhance patient quality and care, and cut costs. 

Drugmakers say hospitals making money off drug pricing program

Drug manufacturers are accusing hospitals that get steep discounts through a federal drug-pricing program of pocketing the savings to buy-up clinics, pay more staff and fund other projects rather than using it for patient care. 

Hospitals finding ways to cope with growing shortage

Hospitals across the nation may be facing one of the most wide-reaching — and most expensive — drug shortages ever. What is it? 

Coordinated care keeps frequent fliers from landing in ER

Emergency departments (ED) have become the family doctor of the chronically ill. 

Quality of U.S. healthcare system at rock bottom?

The U.S. came in dead last for the fifth year in a row when stacked up against other industrialized countries based on healthcare quality, efficiency and access to care. 

CDC: Take steps now to prepare for MERS virus

Frontline healthcare providers and U.S. healthcare facilities need to be at-the-ready to evaluate and treat patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced recently. 

As boomers become seniors, more docs in demand to treat older adults

Doctors who specialize in treating the elderly are in short supply. And this shortage is expected to get worse as 70 million baby boomers turn 65 by 2030.