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Meeting Demands for Care. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy S uccessful delivery of healthcare is based more on responsiveness to demand for services than any other variable. Healthcare organizations must be able to adapt care delivery ... Read on »
Next on Healthcare Today. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Exploring ways to improve patient flow utilizing patient centered care (PCC) as a foundational support. Read on »
Hospital or Hotel: Social Admissions. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T hey're often called "social admissions". Those folks that are typically elderly that cannot take care of themselves anymore or their family members don't want to/can't take ... Read on »
Hospital or Hotel: Social Admissions. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T hey're often called "social admissions". Those folks that are typically elderly that cannot take care of themselves anymore or their family members don't want to/can't take ... Read on »
Hospital cleaning agents hazardous to staff and others. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T his issue regarding cleaning products in healthcare organizations and the effects on staff members is real. Nurses, ancillary staff, and other support staff can have serious ... Read on »
Consequences of our actions are ever lasting. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A n elderly woman has difficulties walking and uses an assistive device to get around. Her gait is typically unstable and she has been advised several times by her family to “ ... Read on »
Twellow & Twitter for Healthcare Organizations. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I n our current world of computerized everything, social networks are plentiful and all the rage. While I have a Facebook and Twitter account I must admit I consider myself a ... Read on »
Employed physicians doing well despite economy. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy P rivate practice providers may not be jumping up and down for joy as stated in this press release from bnet, however employed providers received a salary raise in 2008 that ... Read on »
Provider back injuries, a large problem. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I n recent months several of our nursing staff have succumb to lower back injuries which were sustained while caring for obese patients. The injuries have resulted in several ... Read on »
American Academy of Nursing: Raise the Voice. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T he American Academy of Nursing (AAN) has launched a campaign entitled Raise the Voice which entails the involvement of nursing leadership as a response group to meet the cha ... Read on »
Tracking your health on Facebook. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy W hile clearly not a professionally designed study with only 26 responses. One blogger poses the question of people tracking their own health data on Facebook. Keeping in mi ... Read on »
Provider shortages not just a domestic issue. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy H ealthcare provider shortages are not just a domestic problem for the U.S. Healthcare organizations abroad are also feeling the pinch of healthcare demands exceeding staffi ... Read on »
Seniors + Alcohol = Badness by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy M ost of us would agree that doing anything in moderation would be considered prudent. However even then, sometimes it is best to just abstain. A new UCLA study published in t ... Read on »
20 Degree Rule of Healthcare by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Healthcare like any other business sector has its ebbs and flows, peaks for demand and lulls. After working in emergency medicine for several years it is interesting to see ... Read on »
20 Degree Rule of Healthcare. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Healthcare like any other business sector has its ebbs and flows, peaks for demand and lulls. After working in emergency medicine for several years it is interesting to see ... Read on »
EMR privacy issues causing friction in D.C. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T he new White House administration is pushing for electronic medical record (EMR) use as part of the recent healthcare stimulus package. Concerns regarding privacy issues f ... Read on »
450 patients get hepatitis from healthcare providers. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy AnewCDC studythat was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine show that some 60,000 patients were at risk for contracting hepatitis B and hepatitis C from healthcare pers ... Read on »
Healthcare bailout: Who is this helping? by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy H ealthcare gets its bailout. A whopping $144 billion to shore up Medicaid, $30 billion to improve COBRA insurance coverage, $50 billion to help healthcare organizations to ad ... Read on »
Reasonable and Customary, I think not. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy T he insurer stands by the quality of the information in the database and does not acknowledge any wrongdoing. That was the line from United Health after a yearlong investigat ... Read on »
Almost half of all Americans think government insurance plan will worsen healthcare. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A report out from Rasmussen Reports states that almost half of all U.S. voters think the quality of healthcare would decline if a national health insurance plan was created an ... Read on »