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Why are physicians unhappy with their jobs?

There are a lot of unhappy physicians out there, as this one doctor attests in the January 2020 BMJ. In the American Medical Association’s 2022 National Burnout Benchmarking report, about 28% of...
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Hacking healthcare data: the next wave

Ransomware continues to threaten data security in health systems. Deploying ransomware, organized cybercriminals such as the recently surfaced Industrial Spy get access to your servers, delete your backups, encrypt all your files,...
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Hospital and SNF communications: bridging the gap

Discharging a patient to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) used to be a straightforward process. But according to the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), it has become extremely complicated. “What...
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Integrating unit clerks with clinical communication

Hospital unit clerks may not be widely known, but they perform essential administrative duties at every hospital. They are trained professionals who are responsible for coordinating all functions of a hospital unit,...
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Nurses fuel the growth of secure text messaging

Smartphones are now ubiquitous in healthcare, used by well over 84% of clinicians. And when it comes to employing smartphones for clinical communications, nurses have been early adopters. Back in 2018, in...
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How rural hospitals reduce unnecessary patient transfers

Rural hospitals need to transfer patients that require more specialized care because they often do not have the expertise or resources to treat these patients. A report that looked at services provided...
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Connecting rural hospitals with behavioral health

Rural access to behavioral health services 7.7 million rural adults reported having any mental illness (AMI) – 20.5% of rural adults, according to statistics from 2020 cited on the Rural Health Information...
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Rural hospitals: challenges to healthcare access

Rural areas may offer a lower cost of living than cities or suburbs, but for rural patients there is a major challenge: access to healthcare. According to the American Hospital Association, while...
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Today’s nursing shortage: How tech can help

The staffing crisis Hospitals that were running on lean models of staffing are now facing new challenges as nurses, already stressed from the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, are leaving the profession....
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How hospitals are improving length of stay outcomes

Reduced Length of Stay (LOS) is often used as an indicator of hospital efficiency, which can equate to reductions in costs per discharge. In addition, decreased LOS can lower risks of infections,...
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