The 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE), Top Issues Confronting Hospitals Survey, indicated that financial challenges remain the greatest concern for hospital CEOs. Healthcare industry leaders are analyzing their organization’s financial strategy and seeking innovative ways to improve operational performance and efficiency while becoming more cost-effective. The survey also revealed that growing
Category: Patient-Centered Healthcare
Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about MACRA and the QPP, two programs designed to promote the growth of and expand access to primary care physicians, while improving quality. Despite all the healthcare industry media coverage on this topic, a 2016 survey from the, Physicians Foundation, revealed that of the 600,000 providers who participated,
Patient care management in the US healthcare industry is gradually moving towards a total wellness approach. What does this mean? This goes beyond the diagnosis of a patient’s health issue and prescribing of medicines and medical procedures for curative purposes. Wellness is broadly defined as proactively achieving and sustaining life-long good health. Wellness is a
Effective communication is important at almost any job, but there is a special emphasis that should is placed on communication and teamwork in the healthcare organization. Lack of communication and team collaboration in this field can have damaging, and sometimes deadly effects. Lack of critical information, misinterpretation of information, overlooked changes, and unclear orders are
CMS is passing initiatives to re-engage primary care providers, but this may not be enough. What do you think needs to be done to encourage private practice physicians to remain in business and expand their practices?
Today’s #freehealthcaretrainingalert is the “Medication Reconciliation as a Patient Safety Practice During Transitions of Care” course presented by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Improving patient safety continues to be a #1 priority for healthcare organizations. Comprehensive safety measures include coordinating with other facilities and healthcare agencies to provide support during the transitional care.