Something is seriously wrong when a patient is made to feel like a recruit in military basic training being shouted at by a drill sergeant, writes George Korda, a Knoxville News Sentinel columnist. That was his feeling after an encounter during a recent doctor's visit with the office receptionist who yelled out his name despite the fact he was the only person in the waiting room.
One of the common myths about healthcare consumerism is that most people have a primary care provider and are highly reluctant to change doctors, according to the consulting firm McKinsey & Company
Medical staff in outpatient settings failed to follow established hand-hygiene practices nearly 4 out of 10 times, according to an observational study that also found staff failed to follow practices for safe injections one-third of the time.
Workplace wellness programs have great potential to improve the nation's health, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Education is important in order for hospital board members to make the best cybersecurity decisions, according to Gerard Nussbaum, director of technology at consulting firm Kurt Salmon.
In the modern healthcare landscape, healthcare workers must be prepared for the fallout from mass shootings or other mass casualty events. Hospital leaders, meanwhile, must be ready to support nurses for any trauma caused by proximity to such events, according to Nurse.com.
Hospitals can protect themselves from legal action simply by listening to nurses who speak up about patient safety problems and then correcting the problems instead of covering them up, according to a Medscape article that examines two legal cases involving nurses who were fired after reporting concerns about patient safety.
New York's inattention and slow response to incidents of patient harm make the state a haven for criminal and incompetent nurses, according to a report published by ProPublica.
Oncologists have some of the most difficult discussions with patients in healthcare--as many as 20,000 such conversations over the course of their careers, one study estimated. Still, oncologists and other physicians receive little training in communicating with patients, reports Medscape.
Six months after implementation, the predictions that private practices would see a loss of revenue because of claim denials as a result of ICD-10 have not occurred