PSQH: The Podcast Episode 75 – Cutting Healthcare Supply Chain Costs While Maintaining Quality
On episode 75 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dr. Jimmy Chung, chief medical officer at Advantus Health Partners, talks about how to reduce healthcare supply chain costs and maintain quality.
The Answer to Workplace Incivility? Good Managers
Effective managers remain pivotal to retaining employees in the face of rising rates of workplace incivility, says a report released today. One in four employees reported experiencing rude, disrespectful, or aggressive behavior in the workplace, according to the new meQuilibrium Self Check survey of 5,483 employees.
Patient Want to Receive Medical Test Results Immediately Online, Study Finds
The new research article, which was published by JAMA Network Open, features survey data collected from more than 8,000 adult patients and care partners who had gotten test results through an online patient portal from April 5, 2021, to April 4, 2022.
ACEP President: Drop in Emergency Medicine Training Applicants ‘Concerning’
The steep decline in applicants to emergency medicine training programs comes as emergency departments nationwide emerge from a harrowing experience of chaotic emergency rooms during the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to this year’s plunge in applicants, there was an expectation that there would be an oversupply of emergency physicians, with 8,000 more than needed by 2030, according to a 2021 report.
The Exec: Mental Health Looms Large Post-COVID
Addressing mental health needs is a primary aspect of healthcare in the post-COVID world, the new chief medical officer of MSU Health Care says.
Joint Commission Proposes Standard to Tackle Hospital Impact on Climate Change
Hospitals may soon have to measure energy use, fleet vehicle gas consumption, solid waste disposal, and other measures under proposed climate change standards by The Joint Commission (TJC), which puts responsibility not only on leadership but also “clinical and facility representatives.
CDC: Healthcare Facilities Threatened by Growing Antimicrobial Fungus Threat
Clinical cases of C. auris have increased every year since it was first reported in 2016, with a total of 3,270 clinical cases and 7,413 screening cases (where the fungus is detected but not causing infection) reported through December 31, 2021. And during 2019-2021, 17 states identified their first C. auris case ever.
Addressing Maternal Mortality Through Cardiovascular Care
Addressing cardiovascular disease during pregnancy is crucial to reducing maternal mortality, says Rachel Bond, MD, system director of women’s heart health at CommonSpirit. “Cardiovascular death, which is the leading cause of death during pregnancy, is preventable 80% of the time. A lot of that has to do with us communicating with each other and diagnosing these conditions early.”
Nurse Practitioner Role Named ‘Best Job That Helps People’
The annual rankings noted that these jobs “enhance people’s well-being and help them accomplish their personal goals, big or small.” The publication had previously ranked the NP profession first on its “2023 Best Health Care Jobs” list, second on its “100 Best Jobs of 2023” list, and second on its “2023 Best STEM Jobs” list.
Patient Safety Awareness Week Resources
Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) is coming to a close, but the focus on patient safety and healthcare quality will continue on as always. Thanks to all the dedicated professionals who work in healthcare organizations to provide top-notch care. We highlighted some of these efforts this week and will continue to do so.