3 Strategies to Improving Patient Safety in Healthcare

Patient safety is an ongoing issue across the continuum of care. This includes workplace safety, healthcare-acquired infections, and medical errors, just to name a few examples. In fact, a study finds that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer. Respondents say that the contributing factors that led to medical errors include:

Customer Service and Loyalty in Medical Staff Services

Since the transition from fee-for-service (FFS) to value-based care, customer service in healthcare has been a hot topic among physicians and medical service professionals (MSPs). No longer are physicians to receive payments based on the quantity of care; reimbursements are now contingent on the quality of care—aiming to reduce readmission rates and improve patient outcomes.

How Can Healthcare HR Partner Across the Continuum of Care?

Collaboration is vital in healthcare, but it doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and hard work to get people across the continuum of care working together. As a centralized department, healthcare HR is in the perfect position to help coordinate and collaborate across the continuum of care.

How Healthcare HR Can Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Patient Care

Long a sci-fi dream, artificial intelligence is beginning to fulfill its promise in the business world. Artificial intelligence, also known as AI, moves tech systems beyond automation into performing tasks that have previously required elusive human factors — judgments about speech patterns, decision-making and so on. As technology advances, the development of AI represents a big opportunity for healthcare HR to play a strategic role in any healthcare organization.

3 Nursing Education Best Practices for Delivering Quality Patient Care

With the recent observance of National Nurses Week, the month of May is also a great time to review best practices for educating tomorrow’s nurses. As this year’s PreCheck nursing honoree Chris Draper mentioned in his interview, nurses play a key role in collaborating with physicians to deliver better patient care.

Through the constantly changing healthcare landscape, the role of the Medical Services Professional (MSP) has evolved over time to meet the demands of the industry. I recently had the opportunity to participate in the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) webinar, “The MSP Career Pathway: How Do You Advance?” The presenter, Donna Goestenkors, President at Team Med Global Healthcare Consulting, discussed the value that MSPs bring to the workplace and how they can thrive in the industry’s new environment.

The Significance of Core Values in Healthcare HR

When organizations grow, a strong culture becomes more important to their continued success. We are aware of this at PreCheck; that’s why our leadership team spent considerable time reevaluating what’s important for our organization and how we can continue to fulfill our mission: “Connecting people with information to advance the quality of healthcare.” At that time, we instated our core values of HEART: Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork.

Top 10 Healthcare & Compliance Blog Posts from 2016

At the start of a new year, I enjoy looking back at the previous year’s blog posts and learning what our readers considered the most noteworthy articles and topics from the PreCheck Blog.

At a glance, it’s clear our readers highly favored lists in 2016, with 60 percent of our top ten articles from last year comprising of lists. Healthcare HR trends, background check and I-9 compliance, and social media were among the most popular topics from the past year.

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.

5 Patient Safety Success Stories in Healthcare

Embracing the importance of establishing a strong culture of patient safety is critical to every healthcare organization’s long-term success. Whether it’s through adopting new technology or fostering open communication, every strategy must be designed to deliver high-quality care and a safe practicing environment.