Beckers Hospital Review During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals faced unprecedented supply chain challenges, many of which persist into 2022. During the peak of this crisis, Beckers Hospital Review published a collection of statements and advice to peers from a range of hospital executives. Much of this advice continues to be applicable today as hospitals and other healthcare …

Beckers Hospital Review Hospitals across the US are facing criticism related to the Provider Relief Fund, which distributed $178 billion in relief funds to healthcare facilities across the country. These companies are facing backlash from the public in the form of accusations that such relief simply added to their bottom lines or was treated as revenue. A recent article in …

HealthLeaders Workforce shortages remain persistent across the healthcare industry. To address this ongoing issue, facility CEOS and healthcare HR departments are collaborating with marketing specialists to update messaging and bolster recruitment efforts. A recent article from HealthLeaders includes comments from chief marketing officers in the healthcare space, and describes their focus on employee wellbeing, data-driven messaging, and interpersonal connection. The …

Stat In a small experiment from 2019, a consultant from Navigant (a company now under the umbrella of Guidehouse) found that providing options for surgical tray packages showed disparities among surgeons and highlighted an ongoing issue across the medical supply and healthcare supply chain industries. The trays, which ranged in price from $1800 to $3400, showed no difference in operation …

Healthcare Finance News With new requirements for financial transparency in place as a result of the No Surprises Act, hospitals are discovering new challenges with providing accurate estimates, technology infrastructure to provide online payment gateways, and the necessary resources to implement these efforts. While the legislation is designed to help hospital patients have a better financial experience, building systems to …

SHRM In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and staffing shortages across numerous industries, some companies are reducing background screening efforts in order to expand the applicant pool and speed up the hiring process, among other reasons. From food service businesses to major corporations like CVS, human resources departments are exploring new approaches to the hiring process, and these changes …

CIO Insight The team at CIO Insight recently published a side-by-side comparison of key features for the most popular healthcare ERP solutions. Highlighting important features of each system, as well as broader descriptions of strengths and weaknesses, this guide can help healthcare leaders choose the ERP system that will work best for them.

Becker’s Health IT In recent comments from a Forrester analyst, investment in healthcare AI was deemed as a “business necessity” for healthcare systems across the industry. Developments in artificial intelligence, as well as its future potential, stand to reduce errors in hospital billing and inefficiencies with data, and help healthcare companies leverage massive amounts of information to improve both patient …

Becker’s Hospital CFO Report Medical costs remain a major challenge for both patients and healthcare facilities. After a panel discussion hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review and sponsored by Flywire, a review of key takeaways shows how technological advances can help improve affordability and transparency across the healthcare industry. Technology allows – and will continue to allow – for price transparency, improved payment …

Global Health & Pharma The development of sophisticated ERP technology has changed the way hospitals and healthcare facilities operate, and provides numerous improvements over previously used methods of data tracking. In an overview of these benefits, GHP identifies critical areas that improve healthcare systems for both staff and patients. These benefits include easier access to medical records, improved patient confidentiality, …