After the Labor Dispute: 4 Things to Know

Two job actions in 2016 cost the Minneapolis-based Allina healthcare system roughly $149 million, according to a recent Becker’s Hospital Review article. While there’s always a financial cost associated with labor disputes, staff morale also takes a hit. So, how do you get your facility’s operations and your staff back on its feet after a …

Top 5 Trends Reshaping the Healthcare Industry

A recent Healthcare Finance News article highlighted the findings from a PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute study, which included the top 5 trends reshaping the healthcare industry today. We’ve listed them here for your reading pleasure: A Shift from Volume to Value-Based Care: The healthcare industry is transitioning to a value-based care method, where patients are provided …

ANA New Nurse Managers Workshop: Your Roadmap to Success

Many times, nurses are promoted to the manager level with little to no previous experience in leadership roles. In some cases, nurse managers can end up feeling overwhelmed and overworked, which can trickle down to their nursing staff. So, in an effort to educate new nurse managers nationwide, the American Nurses Association is launching a …

5 Strategies To Increase Your HCAHPS Score

Thanks in large part to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, healthcare providers have had to increasingly ensure that their patients leave feeling satisfied with their hospital stay. For better or for worse, these patient satisfaction survey scores are tied to Medicare payments to hospitals. Recently, several healthcare industry leaders have attacked the …

7 Elements to Remember While Reviewing Your Hospital’s Emergency Response Plan

Hospitals have always played a vital role in providing essential medical care during disasters. Depending on the nature of these tragedies, the demands placed on hospital facilities and their staff can be overwhelming. However, with the right emergency response, hospitals can potentially save more lives in spite of these critical events. In the aftermath of …