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Feb062015

Preventing healthcare hysteria

Four months have passed since the first patient was diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, a year since the epidemic began in West Africa, and the public hysteria is finally beginning to abate. Despite assurances from health care officials that the...
Feb052015

Patient passports improve doctor-patient communication

It almost goes without saying that doctor-patient communication is exceptionally important for successful healthcare practices. Yet this scenario is probably very familiar to a number of patients: A doctor enters their room, rattles off an update...
Feb042015

Prioritize population health management

Population health management involves the collection of patient data across a multitude of health information technology resources, the analysis of that data into a single patient record and the actions care providers take to improve clinical and financial...
Feb032015

Promoting physician leadership

Strong physician leadership is a solution to many problems facing health care organizations. Their clinical understanding and desire to provide top care for patients puts physicians in the perfect position to help create successful health reform. FierceHealthCare...
Feb022015

Hopeful health trends of 2015

The Affordable Health Care Act of 2014 brought unforeseen challenges to hospitals and healthcare facilities as millions of newly insured patients began seeking treatment. While initially wrought with uncertainty, things have settled somewhat and 2015...
Jan132015

Evaluate methods for effective patient follow-up

There are a variety of patient follow-up methods that can be used to ensure proper feedback is received from patients. In general, the method utilized by the hospital should be tailored to the general population served. Younger patients may respond best...
Jan132015

Partnering with patients

Hospitals throughout the country are working on innovative ways to improve patient experience. Some hospitals opt for better doctor-patient relationships, increased transparency and dedication to efficient and convenient care. Other organizations, like WellSpan...
Jan132015

Why hospitals should Invest in nurses

A World Health Organization report found that nurses provide 90 percent of health care services around the world. Another study, published in Medical Care, stated that investments in nursing led to improved patient outcomes and lower morality...
Jan132015

Hospitals as successful social media brands

Hospitals and retail giants may be worlds apart but there are still some things that care facilities can learn from organizations like Amazon. In the Digital Age, social media presence can make or break a company's marketing initiatives. Brands like...
Jan132015

Patient experience is the crux of hospital service

Recent benchmarking research conducted by the Beryl Institute showed that only 45 percent of hospitals in the United States formally defined what patient experience means to their organization. For the other 55 percent of hospitals the Beryl Institute...