Amid growing concerns about racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare outcomes, as well as frustration over the fact that federal penalties unfairly punish providers in high-risk communities, Medicare has released a guide to help hospitals improve communication and care of minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged patients and reduce readmission rates.
Malpractice claims against nurses have increased in recent years, according to a new report published by the Nurses Service Organization.
Hospitals could treat more patients, increase revenue and improve patient satisfaction if they hired more staff working directly with patients, a new study finds.
Sometimes your best successes will come from learning from the times you do not succeed.
Several years back, I was fortunate to lead a team toward a fully subscribed joint venture. It was a very well-received and successful joint venture including a surgery center, pain management center and endoscopy center.
When asked how we were able to pull together such a strong venture, I replied, "it was easy after we failed the first two times."
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