Patient Safety

December 13, 2018

Three Tips to Make Patient Safety a Top Priority

The healthcare industry’s shift toward a value-based care reimbursement model has prompted healthcare providers to turn their attention toward improving patient safety and preventing “never” events, […]
August 16, 2018

Three Technology Solutions for Coordinating Better In-Room Care

Every year, between 700,000 and 1 million patients in the United States accidentally fall in a hospital, according to research from the Agency for Healthcare Research […]
April 12, 2018

3 Ways to Make the Most of Hourly Patient Rounds

Staying in the hospital can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for many people. In addition to battling anxiety about medical conditions, tests and procedures, many […]
April 5, 2018

3 Ways Improved Communication With Your Clinical Team Can Lead to Better Patient Outcomes

As the healthcare industry continues to shift toward value-based care, providers are working to improve communication between doctors, nurses and other clinicians. The renewed emphasis is […]
September 15, 2016

3 Tips for Aligning HCAHPS Scores and Outcomes in Hospitals

HCAHPS scores have been a hot topic in healthcare ever since CMS started awarding five-star ratings to hospitals based solely on HCAHPS scores in spring 2015. […]
August 12, 2016

Evolving Patient Care from Reactive to Proactive

NPR recently published a fascinating article about the origins of big data and its evolution in healthcare. The story begins with an introduction to John Graunt, […]
March 20, 2016

Patient Safety and Effective Communication Go Hand in Hand

Last week, March 13-19, was Patient Safety Awareness Week, an initiative of the National Patient Safety Foundation. Patient safety is a vitally important healthcare issue, and can […]
February 24, 2016

3 Tips for Creating a Transparent Work Environment in Healthcare

A transparent work environment can increase employee trust, productivity and engagement. This type of environment encourages open communication and keeps all employees in the loop about […]
February 16, 2016

Closing the Loop – Creating a Culture of Exceptional Patient Care

The term I’d like to define for you today is “closed loop care.” It’s not that this term hasn’t been used in the healthcare industry, but […]
January 26, 2016

5 Ideas to Close the Loop Between Patient Care & Nurse Accountability

Your nursing staff forms the frontline in patient care and satisfaction. Ask any patient in a hospital, they’ll tell you that the level of personal care […]