The conventional thinking goes that better doctors will lead to better care, but perhaps it's really nurses who have more power to improve patient outcomes.
With hand hygiene a key factor in the fight against deadly hospital-acquired infections, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare decided to tackle the issue by conducting its first patient safety project on the subject, the results of which are published in several articles in the Joint Commission's Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
Hospital CEOs and board chairs differ on how much progress boards have made in promoting innovation, according to a new survey report from the American Hospital Association's Center for Healthcare Governance.
When it comes to employee retention, one concept that is frequently left out of the conversation is the idea of forgiveness. Yet forgiveness is a key ingredient of a healthy corporate culture, explained David K. Williams, chief executive officer of software company Fishbowl, in a recent post for Forbes.
While the possibility of a looming physician shortage remains a hot topic of debate, some recent reports suggest that the dearth of doctors is not a national problem, but a regional one.
Despite the crunch on physicians' face time with patients, more astute listening may be key to better, more cost-efficient care. Examples of scenarios in which missing pieces of a patient's story has led to misdiagnosis (the leading cause of malpr actice cases) and inappropriate treatment (a leading money waster) abound.
The five most expensive nursing schools in the United States include only one Ivy League name, according to a list compiled by Insider Monkey.
Clinicians working for a rural California healthcare clinic object to new policies they say required them to take on unsafe patient loads in the company's effort to maximize profits under capit ated contracts, and at least one physician claims she was fired for opposing the plans, according to reports from local newspapers.
Chief executive officers in healthcare and other industries are turning their attention more closely toward technology and how it can improve their businesses; one of the keys to success is the chief information officer.
Nurses who work rotating night shifts face an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease as well as lung cancer, according to a soon-to-be published study of nearly 75,000 female registered nurses in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.