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Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional

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Hospitals called out on patient-centered care, not walking the talk by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Steve Wilkins Mr. Hospital Administrator Everytown, USA Dear Mr. Administrator, I noticed from billboards along the highway that you have started to ... Read on »
How to bulletproof your data security now by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Financial institutions suffer more data breaches than healthcare organizations, right? Wrong. It's healthcare--by a factor of three to one, writes Websense CIO Jim ... Read on »
Health care quality metrics may do more harm than good by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Thomas Dahlborg Lowering elevated blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels are two key metrics associated with improving and maintaining health. More ... Read on »
How to right size your purchasing and inventory practices when patient days drop by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By John Cunningham Colleagues across the country tell me that their patient volumes are soft which is driving their expenses out of line with expectations when adju ... Read on »
Is your back office on the back burner? by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Back-office automation and process improvements have rarely been a high priority for U.S. hospitals, writes Jim McDowell, senior director for healthcare insight and indus ... Read on »
Why December is the most wonderful time of the year to post job openings by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Gwen Darling With the holiday season officially upon us, many hospital HR departments are going into stand-down mode when it comes to hiring, turning their atten ... Read on »
Why is it so hard for hospital staff to follow HIPAA rules when using social media? by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Nancy Cawley Jean HIPAA is a common term in hospitals. If your hospital or health system is like ours, you spend a lot of time training, reminding and testing a ... Read on »
"Latex Gloves with Adhesive Bands Around the Knuckles" by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Nick Jacobs Penn and Teller, magician-comedians, have a cable TV show that basically explores all aspects of life in America with the intention of exposing those areas ... Read on »
"Packaging" Healthcare Services Together by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Tony Chen I've always heard people say that we in the hospital industry tend to have a "product-centric orientation, instead of a customer-centric one." Often times, ... Read on »
'Green' hospital cleaning protects patients, staff, and bottom line by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by David Musyj The cost of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) to both the patient and the bottom line is staggering. Patients attend a hospital to be healed, not h ... Read on »
'How' trumps 'what' in patient experience success by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Jason A. Wolf Since my last blog post where I stressed the need for our continued commitment to push the patient experience movement forward I have had a positiv ... Read on »
'It takes a village' by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by John Domansky Marketing and promoting a hospital or health system is not just a marketing department's responsibility these days--I believe that it is the responsibili ... Read on »
'Show your work' to learn the real patient story by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Jeffrey Cohn Many of us probably recall from high school the exhortation from our math/science teacher to "show your work" on test problems. I remember being irri ... Read on »
'Take the RAC program very seriously,' Florida hospitals warn by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Florida hospitals had a front-row seat to the genesis of the RAC program due to the Sunshine State's participation in the three-year RAC demonstration project. FierceHealthF ... Read on »
'Take the RAC program very seriously,' Florida hospitals warn by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Florida hospitals had a front-row seat to the genesis of the Recovery Audit Contractor program due to the Sunshine State's participation in the three-year RAC demonstration ... Read on »
*Yawn* The Best Hospitals Report Has Been Released by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Tony Chen The latest list is out at US News and World Reports. As part of this report, they did a nice 5-day diary at one of the hospitals, Vanderbilt. And by the ... Read on »
10 'must-do' strategies for hospitals this year by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Raymond Hino In September of 2011, the American Hospital Association (AHA) Committee on Performance Improvement (CPI) published a critically important report to ... Read on »
10 considerations for a more innovative hospital culture by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine by Andrea J. Simon I work with healthcare providers to help them become more innovative. Inevitably, they ask me to make it simple. So, here's a cheat sheet on 10 t ... Read on »
10 Egregious Patient Privacy Violations by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From a janitor selling tens of thousands of patient records for the equivalent of beer money to caregivers sharing photos of a nearly decapitated patient on Facebook, e ... Read on »
10 Fierce Trailblazing Hospitals by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Whether they're going green or going wireless, hospitals are innovating at a rapid clip. In a first-of-its-kind bariatric procedure, surgeons at one California hospital ... Read on »