Tag: hospitals

Innovation, Patient Experience

Keys to fostering a ‘no excuse’ culture of accountability at your hospital

February 22, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Creating a culture of accountability among your employees can significantly improve patient care and your hospital’s operations, but the process of doing so is easier said than done. Start by setting an appropriate example for your staff and emphasizing an […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Survey: 85% of patients pick compassion over cost when choosing doctors

February 9, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Compassion is a key component of high-quality care, but would you expect it to take precedence over price when it comes to your hospital’s providers? A new survey revealed that’s the case for 85% of patients. Health technology company HealthTap […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospital

January 26, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and monitoring patient flow. But how can your hospital best make use of the rise of AI technology, and what are the possible […]


Hospitals’ best-laid plans upended by disaster

January 24, 2018

Via: The Medical News

It was 3:35 a.m. and flames from a massive Northern California wildfire licked at the back of a Santa Rosa hospital. Within three hours, staffers evacuated 122 patients to other facilities — something they’d never come close to doing before. […]


Study: Inaccuracies in EHR Problem Lists Pose Problems for Risk Adjustment

January 22, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Inaccuracies in EHR (electronic health record) problem list–based comorbidity data can lead to incorrect determinations of case mix, according to a study that took place at two southern California Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. For the study, researchers compared EHR […]


How collaborating with post-acute care providers can benefit your hospital

January 18, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

For many patients, hospital visits are just the beginning of a long road toward good health – one that includes other providers and organizations. Forming connections with the doctors who treat patients after they leave your care can boost revenue […]


Four health systems band together to create generic drug company

January 18, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Four health systems have joined forces to create a not-for-profit generic drug company with the goal of creating cheaper, more accessible pharmaceuticals for patients than are currently available on the market. Intermountain Healthcare, Ascension, SSM Health and Trinity Health are […]


Hospitals, Doctors Brace For Loss Of Children’s Health Funds

January 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

Providers of medical care are once again bracing for the loss of federal funding under the Children’s Health Insurance Program with the Republican-led Congress still unable to come up with a plan to fund it beyond March of this year. […]

Data Security, Information Management

Saving Lives Starts with Protecting Our Hospitals

January 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Healthcare organizations and the patients they serve have to step up to ensure that medical records and devices are secured from hackers. According to Symantec, only 6% of the IT budget allotted in hospitals is devoted to cybersecurity. Therefore, it […]


The Bogus Arguments That The Government Uses To Support Quack Medicine

January 8, 2018

Via: Forbes

Chairman Mao would be delighted, if he were alive to see it. He has now got the U.S. government buying into arguments that he used to hoodwink his own people, decades ago. Never mind that the arguments are all bogus. […]


Opioids are a public health crisis: What your hospital can do

December 5, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The opioid crisis is one of the main public health crises in the U.S., and hospitals are being impacted in many ways. From new restrictions on opiate prescribing to increases in opioid dependence for surgical patients, healthcare organizations must adapt […]


If worried about future medical costs, here are 3 ways to invest your way into health-care security

December 4, 2017


Health care has become one of the biggest — and most costly — unknowns during retirement. Financial advisors say ignore what you don’t know and prepare for the worst. The health-care debate in the United States has turned into a […]

Data Security, Information Management

Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Protenus researchers pulled and analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Health and […]

Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

Banner Health hits snags migrating two hospitals from Epic to Cerner EHR

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation onto a Cerner EHR. “On October 1, our transition to Cerner […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

More patients looking for health care online: Boost your digital presence

November 22, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Patients are increasingly looking for health care online, so ensuring your organization’s internet presence remains top-notch is more important than ever. For many healthcare consumers, a hospital’s online presence is the first impression they get of your facility – so […]