Think for a moment about how different the medical landscape would be today without technology – patients could still be waiting for a doctor in a patient waiting room perhaps driving for over an hour in rural America instead of dialing in via a secure telemedicine link to diagnose a raspy cough, raging rash or sudden change in heart rhythm. While some might argue that artificial intelligence (AI) and data collection threaten personal privacy and negatively impact patient-doctor relationships, technology enables paramount medical research and collaborative patient care. Many believe it is time to hit the pause button, or at least slow
Staffing shortages are impacting hospitals all across the nation. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States is expected to experience a physician shortage of up to 122,000 by the year 2032 and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing predicts that the accelerations in the rate of retirement among RNs will impact the field considerably. Other healthcare workers, including technicians, dieticians and physician assistants, are also in short supply in many areas. Whether you operate a large hospital or a small clinic, you need skilled healthcare workers to provide quality patient care. How can you protect
Even in times when things seem to be going just as you planned and all is right with your strategy and expected outcomes, it is hard to find time to plan, gather data, hold meetings with your leaders and find money to make sure that these “nice” times continue. I can almost guarantee you if everything is great and seems to be perfect, it will not remain that way. Life seems to like things to be a bit hectic and it finds a way to take us there. When all hell is breaking lose, and consumers are upset, and you
The rates of violent crime are rising in hospitals and care settings across the United States, fueled by a myriad of issues, including mental health, emergency room wait times, domestic disputes, and our ongoing struggle with an opioid epidemic that’s bringing patients to hospitals for drugs or addiction treatment. For hospitals leaders understanding what type of crime is occurring and how that compares to the national landscape can be a valuable input into developing a security program that is adapting to this rising issue. First, and foremost, it is important to understand the type of crime that is occurring within
For Healthcare, it can mean different things to different people. The ES program is the backbone of the Hospital and how it is run will help overall patient satisfaction. The ES department touches every aspect of the patient / visitor from the time they park the car and enter the facility to the time they leave the parking lot. Unlike 95% of the other departments in a hospital, ES touches all the square footage of the facility, every day. The best housekeeping program needs to consist of the following items: The right employees engaging with patients An overall engaged workforce.
College and university dining programs are increasingly challenged to remain competitive, with off-campus options being more available with the advent of Uber Eats and other app-based food delivery programs. The competitive advantage of convenience is slowly being eroded away by these services. To remain relevant to the student consumer base on-campus dining must continue to evolve in a way that enhances experiences along with convenience. Full-time college students represent nearly $70 billion in annual spending, with the majority of the discretionary spend spent on food. Capturing the spend is critical to the sustainability of campus dining programs. Additionally, colleges and universities have an opportunity to improve each