Feb 4th, 2018
Nurses are the backbone of the clinical side of medicine. As a hospital employee working on the business side of healthcare, have you been inspired or empowered by a nurse working in the hospital trenches who ensures patients get the best care possible? If so, you can nominate an extraordinary nurse for the DAISY Award®. ...
Physicians — with their expertise, compassion, and skillful surgical hands — take great care to make sure they treat and help heal patients. But just like any occupation in the services industry, there will be times when they can’t satisfy the consumer (the patient) and a dismissal is warranted. In Physicians Practice’s “Discharging Problem Patients the Right Way,” ...
In CMS
May 27th, 2015
Regulations that Do Not Improve Patient Care This is part three of a four-part series. In the pursuit of their careers, physicians are taught to assume responsibility for peoples’ lives and to make decisions with the goal of best patient outcomes. The mind of a physician is constantly prioritizing and classifying patient information in an effort ...
Feb 3rd, 2014
Physicians are spending an average of one third of a patients’ visits looking at at computer screen, and communication with patients is suffering, Northwestern University researchers maintain. Authors of the study, published in the journal Medical Informatics, said that when physicians spend too much time looking at the computer screen in the exam room, non-verbal ...
Feb 1st, 2013
Create a schedule model that fulfills patient scheduling needs, reduces no-shows, improves front staff workload, and allows provider flexibility. By David J. Moore, MD, MS Thinking from the health care administrator’s perspective, wouldn’t it be nice if a patient scheduling model and throughput existed that could: Fill available schedule blocks; Decrease no-show rates; Reduce appointment ...