US National Library of Medicine An in depth study of 109 New York State acute care facilities has confirmed, in greater detail, the equivocal findings by a number of other research projects: that the quality of care, patient safety, and overall experience provided by a healthcare facility is directly related to its financial performance. Through multiple measures of financial performance …

Workest (Powered by Zenefits) Employee engagement is vital for successful organizations, and HR departments (and other leadership roles) have a duty to cultivate an engaged, motivated workforce. While there are many factors involved in maintaining an engaged staff, some critical measures include hiring the right people, providing a clear mission, providing necessary tools for success, consistent employee surveys, rewards and …

Hub – Johns Hopkins University A report published in the World Journal of Surgery found that each year, American hospitals collectively throw away upwards of $15 million in unused surgical supplies. These perfectly usable supplies are discarded, despite their condition – and usefulness to other facilities. The researchers found that some of this waste stems from “bundling,” where surgical materials …

Healthcare IT News Global technology company Acronis predicts an increase in cyberattacks on healthcare industry facilities and technology in the face of pandemic-related disruptions. Increased demand for telehealth and digital solutions has led to a scramble for technology adoption, and such urgency is likely to result in vulnerabilities. This could extend to individuals working within the healthcare field because of …