The First National Healthcare Diversity Conference: 15 Years in the Making

For 15 years, the National Diversity Council (NDC) has been a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity and inclusion (D&I). NDC’s efforts include its annual diversity and leadership conference, but this year, the healthcare industry will also receive its very own diversity conference focusing on the issues unique to healthcare organizations.

Earlier this month, medical services professionals (MSPs) gathered at the Long Beach Convention Center in California for the 42nd National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) Educational Conference and Exhibition. The 2018 conference theme, “Innovation for Patient Safety,” not only reflects the constant forces driving change in the healthcare industry, but also the medical services profession’s ongoing commitment to patient safety.

Did you know hospitals are one of the most hazardous places to work? In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported in 2011 that U.S. hospitals recorded 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses, a rate of 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees.

5 Things Healthcare HR Can Learn from Houston Super Bowl LI

Football is unarguably one of the most celebrated events in American sports. Many cities who bid to host the big game know that scoring a game of this magnitude not only generates publicity worldwide, it also brings in millions of dollars for the city and its local businesses.

How to Improve Behavioral Healthcare Triple Aim Strategy for Hospitals

Addressing behavioral health has become one of the key challenges facing hospitals and health systems today. Research shows that half of all Americans will develop a behavioral health disorder in their lifetime; and adults with mental illness will die earlier at a disproportionate rate than that of the general population. In fact, eight million deaths worldwide can be connected to the disorder.

How can Hospitals Excel on Social Media

Potential and current patients are increasingly using websites and social media as a starting point for gathering information about providers and hospitals. In fact, according to Demi & Cooper Advertising and DC Interactive Group, 41 percent of consumers reported a hospital’s reputation on social media influenced which physician or hospital they chose for care.

 What You Need to Know About the AHAs Report on Physician Engagement

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently released the report, Critical Conversations on the Changing Health Environment: Physician Engagement. The report discusses the historical divide between clinical leadership and hospital administration and the necessity to bridge the gap in the new healthcare environment where delivering high quality patient care and improving population health outcomes have become increasingly important factors for long-term success.

Considerations for Merging Medical Staffs in Multiple Hospital Health Systems

Thanks to recent changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conditions of participation in Medicare, hospitals under a single governing board can now unify or merge their medical staffs. During a recent National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) webinar, Todd Sagin, President of Sagin Healthcare Consulting, discussed key considerations for healthcare systems seeking to combine their medical staffs.

5 Keys to Achieving Hospital Patient Safety Goals in 2016

Patient safety is the backbone of healthcare. Every action must keep the patient’s safety in mind. Yet, because healthcare organizations are staffed by human beings, mistakes will still happen. The Joint Commission’s latest safety goals seem straightforward and include steps such as using two ways to identify every patient, identifying risks such as suicide, and following established, proven procedures for hand-washing, catheterization and other infection preventions.

PreCheck’s Top 10  Healthcare & Compliance Blog Posts of 2015

In 2015, the PreCheck Blog had another fantastic year covering the latest healthcare best practices and compliance issues. Once more, we were recognized for the quality of our content with multiple awards; and our readership continues to grow year after year. As we begin the new year with our best foot forward, it’s also an opportune time to reflect on the greatest lessons and best practices from 2015.

Here’s a look at the top ten most-read PreCheck blog posts from 2015.