Category: THTD Articles

Technology Concerns at the Forefront of Issues Confronting the Future of Healthcare

      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

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Will MACRA and the QPP Bring Back Private Practice Providers?

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,

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Embracing Healthcare Diversity Starts from the Top Down

Diversity in healthcare is about more than doing a job, every aspect of the business involves engaging and connecting with people; like any other business, if healthcare providers fail to connect with their clientele, it’s unlikely that they will have repeat customers.

Evolving Practices in Healthcare: A Total Wellness Approach

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

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Six Sigma may Reduce the Approximately 700 Deaths Per Day that Occur as a Result of Medical Errors

Six-Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. Although it is typically utilized in factory settings, Six-Sigma has become increasingly popular in health care. Healthcare organizations have begun undertaking Six-Sigma to improve the delivery of services…..

The Basics of Six Sigma DMAIC Methodology

The Six Sigma DMAIC methodology consists of five elements: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. These elements provide a framework for problem-solving, as well as guidelines for improving your company. While traditionally used in a factory setting, the components can be applied in the healthcare industry to improve organization, communication, and patient satisfaction.

10 Tips for Becoming a Successful Leader in the Healthcare Industry

Being a leader in the healthcare industry takes hard work, dedication, compassion, and time. Healthcare leaders utilize their knowledge to improve the health of people in their communities; leading healthcare teams requires professionals who are committed to putting others first. The following outlines several characteristics of effective healthcare leaders. 1.  Put Others Before Yourself: To be

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3 Key Strategies for Efficient and Effective Healthcare Delivery

The healthcare industry is a diverse and complicated one, no matter where you are in the world. However, in the United States, the healthcare system is threatened by continuously rising costs and accessibility…..

Overcoming Healthcare Communication Barriers through Teamwork

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

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