Q & A: The Hospital, The Law, And The Patient

The Utah case was an example of everything that could go wrong in a law enforcement/healthcare interaction. However, these two groups often have to work closely together. And if a patient comes in who is under arrest, providers need to know the extent and constraints of the law.

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Communication: A Critical Healthcare Competency

Strong communication among healthcare team members has been shown to influence the quality of working relationships and job satisfaction, and clear communication about task division and responsibilities has been linked to reduced workforce turnover, particularly among nursing staff.

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The Route to Eliminating Hospital-Acquired Conditions

If there is an opportunity for improvement in any of the measures at your facility, it’s important not only to have a corrective action plan (CAP) in place for audit readiness and future safety surveys, but to ensure that the CAP is based on a root cause analysis.

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Medical Physicists Bring New Value to Patient-Centered Care

Faced with broad and profound changes in the delivery of healthcare—including declining reimbursements and new mandates to deliver value-based, personalized, and evidence-based medicine—healthcare is benefiting from the growing contributions of medical physicists.

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