MSPs – What they are and why they might be beneficial to you

An MSP is basically a business partner that staffs your hospital for you. They take over your short-term contract staffing so your perm staff can focus on what’s most important…quality and patient care. A good MSP should share your values and goals, which in turn, should lead your facility to greater success. Some benefits of …

How to Keep Your Nurses Happy

A recent study by AMN Healthcare surveyed 3,000 RNs showing that while most are happy with their career choice, approximately 30% aren’t happy with their current job.  Seem a little confusing? The survey also reveals that nurses are eager to continue their nursing education in the near future (1-3 years) and approximately 40%  want to …

Patients and the Digital Age

Today’s world moves consistently forward in the digital age.  The information available the internet is endless.  It’s hard not to meet with a patient that hasn’t self-diagnosed themselves through Wikipedia or WebMD. Digital equipment  and patient portals now replace the need for paper files and handouts. While some hospitals and facilities are taking advantage of the convenience of tablets and …

Preventing Nurse Burnout in Your Hospital – Free 7 Step Guide

Nurse burnout is a serious and growing problem for health facilities. Lack of staff means longer hours and stress for your nurses, which can severely affect patient care. At Medical Solutions, we know what a hardship this can be and have created a guide to help and prevent nurse burnout in your facility. Discover the 7 visible …

Nurse Burnout Contributes to Increase in Patient Infection

Nurse burnout has been a long running concern for nurses’ well being.  Recent studies show that burnout not only effects nurses, but also the number of infections in the patients they are caring for. The American Journal of Infection Control recently conducted a study recording the relationship between nurse burnout and patient infection. Here are …

How Travel Nurses Can Lower Pneumonia Rates in Your Hospital

Under staffing of nurses is a major concern because of the effects it can have on patient safety and quality of care. According to a US Department of Health EPC report, five studies were conducted to examine the relationship between adverse patient outcomes and hospital nurse staffing. All five studies found at least some association …

How the healthcare reform impacts hospital strategies

This past Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as healthcare reform. Many healthcare facilities were concerned on what impact the reform would have on their current consolidation and strategic investment in clinics and information technology. According to the Wall Street Journal, hospitals need not …

How Does your Facility Rank?

If you could rate your last hospital visit, what score would you give? This isn’t a question you give your patients regularly, but unfortunately they are more than willing to answer without being asked. There are a growing number of review and social media sites where patients and healthcare staff can rate hospital facilities just like they …

What to Look for When Working with a Travel Staffing Agency

It can be often difficult finding a quality healthcare staffing agency to hire. You need to trust the company is sending you qualified healthcare staff that integrates well with your hospital. Here are some things to look for when working with a healthcare staffing agency: Experience-One important factor to consider is how long the agency …