3 Great Ways for Nurses to Prepare for a Week of Swing Shift

As a nurse, working a week of swing shifts can be tough on your mind and body.  If your hospital has you scheduled for an extended period of clinical swing shifts, you’re not alone. Most RNs, at some point in their career, will have to work these grueling hours, so it’s essential to focus on taking care of yourself.  Here are three suggestions to… Read more »

Blockchain Technology: Innovation That’s Transforming the Healthcare Industry

Blockchain technology is an essential digital trend in the healthcare industry for 2019. But what exactly is it? And what does this critical advance mean to healthcare professionals?  We all know that technological change is coming to healthcare. And while it may seem daunting to some, according to Goldman Sachs, today’s digital revolution can save the healthcare sector $300 billion – which is nothing to sneeze at (no… Read more »

2019 Healthcare Trend: Digital Innovation is Changing how Patients Get Treated

With the rapid pace of technological innovation, it seems that digital solutions are affecting every aspect of modern life from music streaming to communication platforms. Well, the healthcare ecosystem has also been influenced by these changes. The good news is that digital advancements in medicine are proving helpful in improving the quality of care and… Read more »

2019 Healthcare Trend: Remote Patient Monitoring (Why “Virtual Care” Solutions Are on the Rise)

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) or “virtual care” is a hot topic these days among healthcare leaders. Once considered theoretical more than practical, RPM now dominates the landscape thanks to technological advances, improved application and CMS incentives. It’s no longer a luxury but a necessity for many hospitals, clinical practices and health plans. Here are three… Read more »

Staffing Systems and the new Joint Commission’s SAFER Matrix

The Joint Commission began using the “SAFER Matrix” to better communicate to health care organizations their survey results. The Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk or “SAFER” is designed to convey the level of potential harm to patients, visitors or staff graded from low to high with the findings of the concern, graded from limited, patterned… Read more »

5 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

Few people are built to stay in the same job for their entire career. Even if you’re the type who craves stability, there are many reasons that could push you to make a big change. Is it time for you to move on to a new position? Here are 5 signs it’s time to quit… Read more »

Essential Skills for Health Care Administrators

As national health care expenditures surpass $3.5 trillion for the first time, health care administrators are increasingly accountable for their performance. If you’re eager to prove your worth in the industry, you’ll need to demonstrate how you stand apart from your peers. Here are the essential skills hospital administrators should develop in 2019. Key skills… Read more »

Retaining Healthcare Workers

Though all industries struggle to find and retain quality employees, health care, in particular, is plagued with high turnover. In fact, healthcare facilities report turnover rates that are 30% higher than other industries. Retaining healthcare workers is one of the urgent challenges that medical facilities face, and one of the most difficult to solve. Fortunately,… Read more »

Big Data’s Impact on Health Care

Since the early days of “first, do no harm,” medical professionals have taken every step necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of their patients. As data collection and interpretation plays an ever growing role in the way we deliver care, it seems we’re on the verge of a dramatic transformation of health care as… Read more »

Trends behind the Shortage of Healthcare Workers

Finding talented healthcare workers has never been easy, but recent years have stretched managers to their limits in the search for qualified staff. In fact, experts estimate that 2.3 million new healthcare professionals will be needed to cover the next decade’s needs. What’s behind this dangerous shortage of healthcare workers? Factors influencing the healthcare job… Read more »