Healthcare News & Insights

Anthem’s $16M data breach: What your hospital can learn

You may remember hearing about a major data breach from Anthem in 2015, where the protected health information (PHI) of nearly 79 million patients was stolen in a cyberattack on the payor’s systems. 

Trouble with recruitment? Try these strategies to attract new hires

You’ve heard all about the shortage of medical professionals, and your hospital may have even seen it in action. Hiring and recruitment are more difficult than ever, and that doesn’t seem to be changing soon. 

The 9 scariest IT threats your hospital may face in 2019

The year may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean you can relax and forget about potential technological hazards. To end the year strong and start 2019 with a bang, take stock of common threats to hospitals and how to address them. 

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. 

Study: Virtual physical therapy improves outcomes, reduces costs

When patients have surgery, many need to see a physical therapist as part of their recovery. But making time to see another provider and paying for additional treatment is low on patients’ to-do lists, and some will avoid following postsurgical instructions – which can cause problems later on. 

Beyond EHRs: The future of health IT

New technologies are always popping up in the healthcare industry to improve care and streamline processes. Health IT is a growing field that your hospital will want to pay attention to, beyond the basics like electronic health record systems (EHRs) and telehealth. 

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. 

Don’t get ghosted! Top strategies to retain employees & hire new ones

You may have heard about the recent dating phenomenon of “ghosting,” but it turns out ghosting can affect more than just your personal life. More organizations are getting ghosted by job applicants and new hires, and the healthcare industry is facing the consequences more than most. 

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. 

Reduce infections in your hospital with artificial intelligence

Surgical site infections are a serious problem at any hospital, but new tools are being used to predict the likelihood of them occurring – and saving lives in the process. One health system’s investment in artificial intelligence (AI) has paid off in both infection reductions and cost savings, to the tune of $1.2 million.