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Improve HCAHPS by Focusing on Medical Equipment Management

April 2, 2018

Many hospitals are investing in “extras” to make a good first impression with their patients. But these “extras” fail to address core issues that impact the patient experience.

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The 2017-18 Flu Season in Review: Anticipated and Underprepared

March 9, 2018

The current flu season isn’t over yet but is already on record as the worst seen in nearly a decade. Here is a recap of the season so far and three key takeaways from the 2017-18 flu season.

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The Importance of Hospital Medical Laser Safety Officers and Training

February 21, 2018

As the use of medical laser technology continues to increase, so do the risks and safety concerns associated with surgical lasers. Establishing a dedicated MLSO is critical for your OR.

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Strategies for Improving Post-Merger Clinical Integration

February 9, 2018

Hospitals are merging at an accelerated rate. But M&A alone won’t guarantee success. Hospitals need a plan to smooth the integration process and show quick results.

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Why Patient Retention is the Foundation of Hospital Success

January 16, 2018

The shifting healthcare landscape and changes in consumer behavior have helped make patient retention the foundation for hospital success. Is your hospital using innovative and cost-effective strategies to improve patient retention?

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Want to Improve HCAHPS Scores? Bring Nurses Back to the Bedside

December 7, 2017

Non-patient tasks are overburdening many nurses, yet nurses play a tremendous role in patient satisfaction. Discover how freeing up nurses can improve your hospital’s HCAHPS scores and increase revenue.

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Feeling Down Under? It Might Be the Flu: How Hospitals Can Prepare

October 17, 2017

The high volume of flu cases in Australia, plus the recent catastrophic run of hurricanes and ongoing wildfires, could signal a tough season ahead for the U.S. Here are 3 tips on how hospitals can better prepare for the flu.

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Fighting the Growing Problem of Nurse Burnout & Turnover

September 1, 2017

One in eight nurses will leave their jobs within the year. This number may not surprise hospital staff or leadership, but the forces behind this trend might. Learn what some leading hospitals are doing to combat the high costs of nurse turnover.

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Capitalize on Change to Grow Hospital Revenues

August 16, 2017

Healthcare is in flux. Many senior hospital leaders are looking for new ways to capitalize on change to improve top-line performance and fund growth initiatives. More often than not, those strategies are based on simple, economical practices.

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