Industry News: August 2019 Recap

By | 2019-09-04T22:06:03+00:00 September 4th, 2019|

And just as quickly as it came, summer is now officially over. While it’s sad to bid the season of sunshine and vacation adieu, hospitals and healthcare systems can look at the end of summer as a clean slate. With just one month before Q4, it’s important for organizations to refocus their processes and employees to end the year on a high note.

Here are some pieces of industry news that will help get you and your hospital’s operations on track:

Fight Burnout with Efficiency
It’s no secret hospital staff face a lot of pressure caring for sick patients, managing surges, keeping up with the latest technology and even keeping themselves healthy. So much responsibility can amount to a massive burnout, but it doesn’t have to be inevitable. In today’s healthcare industry, there are steps organizations can take to alleviate pressures, streamline operations and regain control of the chaos.
Source: AMA

An Overcrowding Problem with a Mathematic Solution
Hospitals have long struggled with how to properly allocate staff to handle surges. Even with today’s most advanced technologies that track surge patterns, it can still be difficult to accurately predict just how busy a hospital can be on a certain day. Putting a mathematical lens to this madness is the solution every healthcare system needs to break out of old habits and embrace the potential for improved patient care and major savings.
Source: Undark

Technology and Value-Based Care
The shift from fee-for-service to value-based care payment methods have put additional pressures on healthcare organizations to perform at maximum ability. Organizations are now seeking creative solutions to reduce costs, provide better patient care, improve workflow efficiency and retain staff. While sometimes intimidating, technology has the potential to play a huge role in making the marriage of these goals possible, creating organizations that have the ability to offer state-of-the-art care.
Source: Fierce Healthcare

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, so it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends and best practices. Look to these articles as your guide to make sense of healthcare happenings and help establish a common focus within your organization to offer the best care possible.

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