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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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Secure Texting: A Buyers Guide for Healthcare Leaders

We get it. Evaluating secure messaging and telehealth platforms is a lot of work. But if you are looking at clinical communication solutions, our eBook Secure Texting: A Buyers Guide for Healthcare...
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Telehealth trends 2022

Telehealth growth and COVID-19 Telehealth has now joined the healthcare mainstream. Today, patients expect a telehealth option for many encounters, ­while providers attempt to integrate telehealth into their practices. During the initial...
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Hospital at Home: The basics

Hospital at Home is a care model that has been in use for more than two decades, but the growth in telehealth during the pandemic has pushed it to the forefront. It...
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Secure texting for healthcare: The basics

What is secure text messaging? A secure text messaging platform employs smartphone apps to connect authorized care team members to a HIPAA-compliant network. It enables care teams to coordinate schedules for quick...
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Behavioral health: How hospitals are improving access

Behavioral health increases pressure on EDs Behavioral health is a growing public health problem, and the situation is not expected to improve soon. According to a study in JAMA Psychiatry, during the...
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