Healthcare News & Insights

Establishing and maintaining compliance with vendors to provide the best care

Working with vendors can be challenging. In this guest post, Larry Lacombe, VP of program development, support and FM compliance at a company specializing in facilities management, safety, environment of care, emergency management and compliance, tells you how to provide quality care while remaining compliant.

CMS may make more hospital inspection data public

This month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its latest proposed rule for hospital inpatient payments. Many changes were tucked into the payment rule, including one that may affect how the public views your facility and its quality of care. 

10 steps for improving your hospital’s safety culture

Creating a safety culture in your hospital is essential for improving the quality of care given to patients. To maintain a culture focused on patient safety, staff at all levels, from executives to clinicians, must be engaged in the hospital’s mission. 

6 keys to reduce patient falls in hospitals

Patient falls are still a significant problem in facilities, and injuries sustained during a fall can jeopardize a patient’s recovery. With that in mind, The Joint Commission has released new guidelines designed to help hospitals get better at preventing falls.  

Preventing incidents of unintended retention of foreign objects

Most people in the general public have heard of the freaky story where an object was left in a patient during an operation. As a hospital executive you know it happens more than most people think. But did you know that between 2005 and 2012, there were 772 incidents of unintended retention of foreign objects […] [MORE]

University of Kansas Hospital named Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center

Recently, the University of Kansas Hospital was recognized as one of five hospitals in the country — and the only one in the midwest — to be deemed an “Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center” by The Joint Commission.