How A Cohesive Supply Chain Can Drive Better Healthcare Business

By Doug GolwasYour Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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Healthcare providers are challenged today with their patient population moving outside the walls of the hospital. Treating patients across the continuum includes the ability to serve them in physician offices, surgery centers, acute settings, long term care and in the patient’s home. A recent Ernst & Young survey of 700 qualified healthcare professionals identified the escalating cost of care delivery, driven … Read More

Nocturia, Managing Nighttime Incontinence

By Michelle ChristiansenClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

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Medline tested frontline caregivers about their understanding of incontinence and best practices.  Of the 125 nursing assistants in large homes, the average score was just 52 percent.  That’s why everyday it’s brought to my attention, just how serious the issue is in long-term care.  In particular, is what happens at night – nocturia – which nursing homes are struggling with … Read More

More than Medicine: Medline Supports Wishes

By Karen FreyHot TopicsLeave a Comment

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In healthcare, there are definitely trying times, but the beauty of this industry is the power of hope and healing.  Make-A-Wish® is one of those organizations that offer some light in a time of darkness for some families.  The impact is huge.  Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois learn they have a life-threatening medical condition.  Through Make-A-Wish® Illinois, many … Read More

Social Determinants: Buzzword or Emerging Thoughts and Actions?

By Martie L. MooreHot TopicsLeave a Comment

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Two words are spreading in healthcare and they’re having a widespread impact — social determinants.  Social determinants of health are the “structural determinants and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.”1   Essentially, we’re looking at how those conditions impact your daily life.  Your health starts at home and in your neighborhood. For example, in rural America the White House … Read More