When it comes to dysfunctional work dynamics, any single member of the team has the power to change behaviors for the better. That's the silver lining of an otherwise gloomy study published recently in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
A gynecologist who secretly recorded thousands of women during pelvic exams using tiny hidden cameras in pens and key fobs cost Johns Hopkins Hospital $190 million in settlement claims--one of the largest on record involving sexual misconduct by a physician, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Looking to optimize staff productivity and retention? A spruced up staff lounge may be the answer, according to Healthcare Design Magazine.
Are your aging surgeons' skill levels still up to par? Medscape examines factors to consider before making a determination.
Accountable care organizations are the focus of a new accreditation program launched this week by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a nonprofit standards development group.
When a doctor noticed the physicians and staff tending to his wife after a double knee replacement weren't washing their hands before interacting with her, he worked to do something about it, Yahoo News reported.
The Leapfrog Group released results from its 2013 annual survey today, examining key hospital safety and quality elements at a record 37 percent of hospitals across the country.
In their efforts to secure patient data, hospital executives continue to worry about mobile devices--and are employing technology to help. But they acknowledge that the human factor remains the trickiest part of data security. Special Report
Physical work environments indirectly affect registered nurses, and their ability to complete tasks, communicate and do their jobs efficiently, according to a new study published in Research in Nursing & Health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's RN W ork Project found being able to do the aforementioned tasks leads to higher job satisfaction.
Although historically the communication between doctors, nurses and other hospital staff is less than perfect, one New York state hospital is teaching collaboration right from the start with a program that brings first-year internal medicine and pharmacy residents, nurse practitioner students and respiratory therapists together.