From duplicate blood tests to unnecessary knee replacements, millions of patients are being bombarded with screenings, scans and treatments that offer little or no benefit.
Every facility wants to give the best possible care to every patient who walks through its doors, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. But wanting to help people isn’t the same as helping them or knowing what they need.
Communication issues are receiving increased scrutiny from patients and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – and your hospital could lose money if fined or sued based on such issues.
Created by the ACA in 2010, teaching health centers serve areas with large unmet medical needs.
Researchers urge proactive, positive programs to protect healthcare workers from burnout, trauma, and abuse.
Take time in the final week of August to reflect on immunization preparedness and handling practices in your facility.
In healthcare, some of the best innovations are deciding what not to do—especially when the current practice has no evidence basis.
Organizations are developing “second victim” programs to provide care for the caregivers—programs specifically focused on helping healthcare workers recover from trauma.
Simulations are carried out in the actual clinical areas of care, and with strong objectives, pre-briefs, and debriefs, can also achieve significant outcomes without substantial investment.
A majority of the events included verbal abuse and intimidating behavior, and other issues reported were work interference and humiliating and threatening behavior. The events occurred in many areas of care, especially in perioperative care, medical/surgical units, and emergency departments, and were often prompted by procedural errors and complications.