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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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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. 

Hospital faces scrutiny for secretly recording patients: Prevent similar issues

While it’s important to prevent theft in hospitals, it’s also just as important to protect patients’ privacy while doing so. One facility’s attempt to stop a thief using hidden cameras in the operating room has now landed it in hot water. 

BYOD policies can improve communication, patient treatment

If your hospital doesn’t have a bring your own device (BYOD) policy for employees to use smartphones and tablets on the job, it may be a good idea to implement one – especially since strategic use of employees’ devices can help streamline patient care and employee communication while boosting morale. 

HIPAA settlements break records: How hospitals can minimize their liability

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just had a record-breaking year of HIPAA enforcement. Because the feds plan to continue this trend, that means hospitals must be vigilant about securing patients’ health data – and regularly remind staff of their responsibilities under the law. 

HHS calls for more price transparency from hospitals

Price transparency is about to become even more critical for hospitals – that is, if a proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) becomes final. 

CMS releases star ratings, announces big changes: What’s coming for hospitals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its overall hospital quality star ratings for the first time since 2017, but the ratings may not exist in their current form for much longer. Here’s why: The agency’s considering revamping the program – and some of the proposed changes are significant. 

Why patients’ Google search data could positively impact health care

The future of predictive medicine may not just rest on electronic health record (EHR) data or genetic testing. There may also be some value for hospitals and clinicians in analyzing personal search engine data to improve patients’ health care. 

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