October 2nd 2023
The health system recently captured the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality prize. Main Line has earned high marks for its focus on behavioral health and health equity.
The nation’s largest nursing organization says it is formally recognizing cannabis nursing as a specialty practice.
September 29th 2023
Nearly half of those who have used telehealth have only done so once, according to a new report from Trilliant Health. Some patients still want to be seen in person.
September 28th 2023
It’s a different approach for the federal government’s largest source of funds for health research.
September 27th 2023
Healthcare workers can engage colleagues who are struggling and let them know they aren’t alone. Leaders also need to be checking on their teams.
Looking at Costco’s partnership with Sesame for telehealth
The warehouse’s members will be able to get virtual care appointments for $29. Sesame CEO David Goldhill is aiming to add more convenience to healthcare.
As Wisconsin hospitals systems near merger, they say health equity is a top priority
Froedtert Health and ThedaCare say they are looking to expand healthcare options in rural communities.
Doctors aren’t the only ones battling burnout. Many medical students are hurting.
Physicians, and tomorrow’s doctors, are struggling with their well-being, a new study finds. Experts call for changes to encourage doctors, residents and students to get the help they need.
Health equity is a journey, and these hospitals are leading the way
Boston Medical Center and University of Chicago Medicine ranked high in the Lown Institute’s list of racially inclusive hospitals. Leaders share their insights.
These are the 10 most racially inclusive hospitals in America, Lown Institute says
The think tank ranked the hospitals that fared best in opening its doors to all. The institute also identified metro areas with high segregation.
Joint Commission offers hospitals certification for sustainability
The voluntary program is designed to help hospitals curb their emissions and expand their work to combat climate change. Leaders also point to potential cost savings.
Geisinger and the Geek Squad: Expanding home care with Best Buy Health
The health system and the retailer have seen good results in remote care management. Best Buy has been aiming to make a mark in healthcare.
Leapfrog Group, American Diabetes Association team up to recognize hospitals
For the first time, the organizations plan to honor those providing top-notch care for patients with diabetes. Leah Binder, Leapfrog CEO, talks about the new program and why she says it’s so important.
Biden urged to make improving patient safety a national priority
A presidential advisory panel recommends the White House take action to lower the number of harmful events in hospitals. Patient advocates offered praise.
‘Lifesaving’: Advocates for those with disabilities hail rule to bar discrimination in healthcare
The government has proposed new steps to ensure providers aren’t denying services. Advocates say people with disabilities too often encounter hurdles to get care.
The benefits of improved hospital and clinic scheduling workflows | Viewpoint
Hospitals can benefit from additional revenue and increased capability. Surgeons can perform more cases and nurses can have more consistent schedules.
Two Wisconsin hospital systems move closer to merger
The boards of Froedtert Health and ThedaCare have approved an agreement to form a combined system with 18 hospitals. They plan to come together at the start of the new year.
Augmedix works with HCA Healthcare on using AI for medical notes
The company is working with the hospital system to help physicians have an easier time with documenting patient encounters. The firm’s CEO sees potential beyond documentation.
To make progress on health equity, leaders must ‘play the long game’
Pritesh Gandhi, chief community health officer of Walmart, says hospitals and healthcare organizations need to work on long-term solutions, which is admittedly difficult.
Walmart’s chief community health officer sees the chance to ‘redefine health’
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, Pritesh Gandhi talks about addressing the social drivers of health at a large scale.
HCA Healthcare, Google Cloud team to accelerate use of AI in hospitals
The hospital system and tech giant say they are partnering on programs to reduce some administrative hassles for doctors and nurses in producing patient records.
Gender-affirming surgeries have risen 'dramatically': Study
Researchers point to the need to ensure the appropriate care for transgender patients, even as the procedures have been restricted in some states.
ChatGPT fares well on eye care questions, study finds
Researchers found that the answers generally matched responses from ophthalmologists in terms of accuracy. They stress that more study is needed.
Kristine Olson of Yale New Haven Hospital on wellness: If it's not addressed, people will leave
She talks about the importance of improving the health of the workforce, the links to patient care and financial health, and the value of a wellness officer.
Digital transformation is essential to support younger patients’ mental health | Viewpoint
Managing the mental health and well-being of Gen Z should likely begin with a digital tool that offers age-appropriate content and activities that meet them where they are.
Oregon Health & Science University, Legacy Health plan to merge
Legacy, which has been struggling financially, will become part of OHSU. If the deal is approved by regulators, they would form a 10-hospital system.
As maternal deaths rise, NIH establishes new research centers
The nation’s prime source of federal aid for medical research hopes to address the nation’s high rate of maternal mortality and complications.
Improving pediatric emergency care: ‘We need to do better’
Hospitals should be more prepared to care for children in emergency departments, researchers say. Terry Foster of the Emergency Nurses Association talks about what can be done.
SSM Health partners with Siemens Healthineers to improve care and train workers
The organizations touted enhanced diagnostic and imaging services aimed at improving health equity, as well as efforts to train more radiologic technologists.
Ochsner Health’s chief wellness officer ties health of hospital staff to patient safety
Nigel Girgrah of Ochsner talks about expanding wellness efforts, building support, and how it relates to improving care for patients.
Goodbye to primary care as we've known it | Viewpoint
The relationship with your doctor is giving way to advanced practice providers, apps, and telemedicine services. Who is coordinating all this to ensure high-quality care?
Keith Gray of University of Tennessee Medical Center talks about ‘servant leadership’ | Lessons for Leaders
The president of UT Medical Center will take over as CEO in the spring. He discusses the idea that people can lead in any role, finding solutions, and the development of a leadership academy for physicians.
University of Tennessee Medical Center’s new leader talks about transforming health
Keith Gray became UTMC’s president in July, and he’ll take over as CEO next spring. He talks about patient care, health equity and why he’s ready to tackle the challenge of improving outcomes.
Celina Cunanan of University Hospitals is driven to improve health equity
The first person to oversee DEI efforts for the entire system, Cunanan talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about her role, engaging the community, and a mistake to avoid.
After fatal shooting of guard, Legacy Health plans new security measures
The system is installing metal detectors and giving guards stun guns. Bobby Smallwood, an unarmed security guard, was killed in a maternity unit.
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