Although chronic disease represents the leading cause of death in the U.S., 40 percent of all premature death is due to behaviors amenable to change, noted authors of an article published in The American Journal of Medicine.
Healthcare organizations that show a commitment to compassion enjoy a better bottom line as well as increased patient and caregiver satisfaction, according to a whitepaper from the Swartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare.
One of the nation's largest hospital-based systems has made strides in physician engagement by building an infrastructure for its ambulatory services, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
Good news: A little more than a week post-op, I'm typing this commentary with both hands! While a broken wrist isn't a circumstance I'd wish on anyone, the lessons it continues to bring...
Getting nurses and doctors on the same page is integral to providing the best possible patient outcomes, and one conflict-ridden hospital's successful effort to improve teamwork offers salient lessons for other healthcare leaders who want to do the same, according to a Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine article.
The risk of violence toward emergency department staff persists in large part because their supervisors perceive it as part of the job, according to MedPageToday.
Healthcare leaders can learn both positive and negative lessons from embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's famously abrasive approach to politics, according to a Becker's Hospital Review column.
Small physician practices often don't have the same resources as larger organizations to formalize patient safety initiatives, but that doesn't mean they should ignore the risks. Much guidance is available to healthcare organizations in how to reduce problems such as falls and infections, and a recent Urology Times article highlights advice that is most practical for physician offices.
As the number of mergers and acquisitions continues to rise in the healthcare industry, it's essential that organizations create a business plan of operational efficiency to ensure the long-term viability of these transactions, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine.
Although nurses remain overwhelmingly female, the number of men in the profession is slowly increasing as nursing schools make an effort to recruit more, according to the Associated Press.