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, Substance Abuse Among Hospital Staff

Substance Abuse Among Hospital Staff

The modern hospital is at times overwhelming: hundreds, perhaps thousands of patients tended to by several different hospital staff, patient admission and release, rehabilitative programs, thousands of medications interacting in innumerable ways. Most modern hospitals [...]

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, Computing in Modern Hospitals

Computing in Modern Hospitals

Though we may think of the healthcare industry as an intensely interpersonal one, the plain truth is that computers and information technology are absolutely essential to modern hospitals. Hospital administrators must manage the schedules of [...]

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, Emergency Room Etiquette

Emergency Room Etiquette

As it had long been said, “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” With that said, most people do not plan for a visit to the emergency room.

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, What is Hospital Consulting?

What is Hospital Consulting?

In order to receive certain tiers of federal Medicare (a type of socialized health insurance available to all US citizens over the age of 65) revenue, hospitals must meet certain performance standards regarding mortality rates, readmission rates, average length of stay (LOS) for patients, etc.

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, Health Records and Patient Privacy: How to Strike a Balance

Health Records and Patient Privacy: How to Strike a Balance

Electronic health records are a staple of the modern healthcare industry. They allow for communication among physicians regarding a patient’s medical history, including their prescription medication use, allergy information, family..

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, Finding the Perfect Shift Length: Maximizing the Health  of Your Hospital Staff

Finding the Perfect Shift Length: Maximizing the Health of Your Hospital Staff

As such, many hospitals make as few shift changes as possible. This reduces the number of times incoming hospital staff must be brought up to speed on specific patient conditions, but it also stretches shift length far beyond the norm …

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, Public Hospitals Vs Private Hospitals

Public Hospitals Vs Private Hospitals

It is often difficult, or can feel overwhelming, when trying to find the best hospital to fit your specific healthcare needs. However, by researching different hospitals – private or public – a patient can find a hospital that will best address their specific needs. Regardless of the type of…

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, Refresher Training for Nurses, Physicians, and Hospital Staff

Refresher Training for Nurses, Physicians, and Hospital Staff

Whether it is more advanced hospital equipment, new medical technology, or new procedural techniques, medical professionals are expected to keep up with their professional education. For nurses…..

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, How Transparent is the Healthcare Industry in the United States?

How Transparent is the Healthcare Industry in the United States?

Transparency in the healthcare industry refers the cost of healthcare services, as well as how accessible the price and location information of healthcare services are to patients. Historically in the United States, patients often had to conduct detailed searches to obtain accurate price information.

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, What is a Visit to the Emergency Room Actually Like?

What is a Visit to the Emergency Room Actually Like?

It’s all too common to take personal health for granted. When everything is operating as it should in our bodies, personal health is often a It’s all too common to take personal health for granted. When everything is operating as it should in our bodies, personal health is often a background concern. Yet we cannot underestimate the importance of knowing what to do in a health emergency. Where is the nearest hospital equipped with emergency services? background concern. Yet we cannot underestimate the importance of knowing what to do in a health emergency. Where is the nearest hospital equipped with emergency services?

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, How to Choose a Specialist

How to Choose a Specialist

Normally, a family’s medical care is handled by a primary care physician (PCP, also known as a general physician) who assists in diagnosis and prescribes a course of treatment for a wide variety of uncomplicated medical conditions. Specialists, on the other hand, have years of specialized training in a specific field, such as neurosurgery or nuclear medicine.

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, Why Do Some Hospitals Fail?

Why Do Some Hospitals Fail?

To avoid failure, hospitals need to have strategic planning and performance guidelines. Learn more about this.

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, How will the New Observation Rules Change Healthcare Delivery?

How will the New Observation Rules Change Healthcare Delivery?

New hospital observation rules impact the way healthcare is delivered to Medicare patients.

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, How Might Delivery of Healthcare Services Change in the Future?

How Might Delivery of Healthcare Services Change in the Future?

Predicting the future of healthcare delivery is extremely challenging. Within a hospital, change is the only constant.

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, Do Hospitals Have an Obligation to Provide Some Services for Free?

Do Hospitals Have an Obligation to Provide Some Services for Free?

Hospitals emergency room visits are governed by EMTALA, which mandates provision of healthcare regardless of ability to pay. Where are these costs absorbed?

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, What do Nurses do?

What do Nurses do?

Nurses are the cornerstone of any hospital or professional medical center, and their training allows for a tremendous diversity in job responsibilities.

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, Is there a Shortage of Qualified Medical Personnel?

Is there a Shortage of Qualified Medical Personnel?

There is an increasing shortage of physicians and nurses in rural and urban areas of the United States. Proactive measures can help to ease this burden.

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, Which Countries Have the Best Healthcare?
, How Do Religiously-affiliated Hospitals Differ from Secular Hospitals?

How Do Religiously-affiliated Hospitals Differ from Secular Hospitals?

Religiously affiliated and secular hospitals may differ in terms of services they provide and philosophy of operation.

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, Why are there so many Hospitals Affiliated with Religion?

Why are there so many Hospitals Affiliated with Religion?

There are over 650 hospitals affiliated with religion in the United States. Why is the reason for that?

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, How Can Hospitals Improve their Services?

How Can Hospitals Improve their Services?

Hospitals are complex organizations which can improve their services through changes in process, policy and feedback.

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