5 Solutions to End Workforce Nightmare at Nursing Homes

By Shawn ScottHot Topics, Your Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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I’ve been spending a lot of time talking about workforce issues with customers all over the United States. Rightly so as the nightmare description from the New York Times is real: nursing home staffing is a serious struggle every single day. Staffing levels can branch out into other areas of your facility, especially impacting your five-star rating.  After hearing from … Read More

Three Clinical Steps to Move toward Center Profitability

By Jean YoungClinical Solutions, Your Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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I’ve seen patients thrive, survive and prosper in more than 30 years at Family Health Services. Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) like mine are a critical component of healthcare in the U.S. They provide healthcare to more than 21 million people, many who are considered low-income and with no insurance.¹But in nearly two dozen states, close to four million adults … Read More

Three Ways to Change Ordering Strategy to Save Money

By Antonia FinlaysonYour Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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The demand for procedures at outpatient surgery centers continues to climb, and the volume doesn’t always equate to a greater return. The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association’s data still shows that Medicare reimburses ASCs only 58 percent of the rate it pays hospitals. In talking with customers, we’ve discovered many surgery center leaders are challenged by understanding case costs or how … Read More

Three Reasons We Can’t Ignore Intra-Abdominal Pressure Readings

By Gregory Schears, MDMedical DevicesLeave a Comment

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Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) has been somewhat of a black box for many in healthcare today. Yet, we know that elevated IAP is often a mortality predictor in critically ill patients.¹ I’ve been treating patients in critical care for decades, published in about 80 peer-reviewed articles, and have collaborated with colleagues across the country on various boards and associations related to emergency … Read More

How to Break Down Silos in Managing Your OR Inventory

By Doug GolwasYour Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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Seventy percent of a hospital’s product spend is for the operating room (OR).¹ It’s been cited that surgery is the single biggest healthcare cost in the United States. So it’s no surprise there’s great scrutiny and focus on how efficiently a hospital’s OR inventory and supplies are managed. With both clinicians and material managers touching OR supplies for stocking and for … Read More

Ask These Four Questions to Improve Hand-Off Communications

By Martie L. MooreClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

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Teams need to talk. Facilities need to have a dialogue. Healthcare is moving in the right direction when it comes to improving the patient experience by improving patient safety. Recently, we saw the announcement and creation of the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety. This collaboration supports the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s goal of reducing patient harm with one focus … Read More