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Jess White

Jess WhiteJess White, Contributing Editor for HealthcareBusinessTech.com, has written for several different print and online publications throughout her career.
Jess is currently an editor with Progressive Business Publications (the parent company of PBP Media and HealthcareBusinessTech.com), working on the Keep Up to Date on Primary Care Coding & Reimbursement newsletter.
Previously, Jess spent several years as an editor for a community newspaper group in the Philadelphia suburbs owned by the parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was also a freelance writer for Patch.com, AOL's community news division.
Jess graduated with honors from Temple University and holds a dual degree in journalism and French.
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Alarm fatigue: New sounds may help prevent issues in hospitals

Hospitals are full of alarms that constantly go off – sometimes for no reason at all. Not only does this contribute to alarm fatigue among clinicians, it also has detrimental effects on patients’ recovery. Researchers are trying to create alarms that solve these problems, which could revolutionize care in your hospital. 

Prevent hospital-acquired infections from catheters: Vital strategies

The threat of infection is everywhere in hospitals, but the presence of certain conditions or medical equipment may make patients more likely to contract an infection. New research shows that hospitalized patients with indwelling devices, such as catheters, may be at significant infection risk. 

Addressing staff burnout through “hierarchy of needs” – 5 keys

Burnout is high among doctors, nurses and other clinical staff. If workers are at the end of their ropes, they can’t effectively take care of patients, so it’s essential for hospitals to do what they can to support clinical staff and reduce their stress. 

Robocalls plaguing hospitals: How to respond

Robocalls aren’t just disturbing people on their personal phones anymore. Hospitals are increasingly becoming targets of robocall schemes, and it could make facilities more vulnerable to fraud. 

Medical errors: What hospitals can learn from one state’s new approach

Medical errors continue to be a significant problem for American hospitals. One state decided to take a deep dive into its hospitals’ issues with errors – and the approach it’s taking can apply to facilities across the country. 

How drones could revolutionize care delivery at your hospital

Drones aren’t just for aerial photos anymore. The technology’s getting much more advanced. Amazon will be using them to deliver packages soon – and they’re also being used for health care. In the not-too-distant future, drones could be an essential part of your hospital. 

3 keys to recruit & keep the best volunteers for your hospital

Many hospitals rely on volunteers to augment the care clinicians provide to patients. But just like with paid positions, it can be difficult to recruit and retain good, reliable people. That’s why hospitals should put as much effort into finding and keeping volunteers as they do to fill other roles. 

Latest Leapfrog grades: Patients in danger at low-performing hospitals

The Leapfrog Group has just released its latest Hospital Safety Grades, and while many hospitals are performing well, the facilities near the bottom of the list are still dangerous for patients – so more work must be done. 

Medicare for All: What this shift would mean for hospitals

The latest healthcare trend making headlines is Medicare for All, a concept designed to improve health coverage access for Americans. But would this change be helpful or harmful to hospitals? 

More evidence why hospitals must educate patients about hand hygiene

If your hospital doesn’t include patients in its hand-hygiene efforts, it needs to start. Here’s why: New research suggests patients could be just as responsible as healthcare workers for spreading superbugs from one patient to the next by not thoroughly washing their hands. 

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