Tag Archives: patient safety

Reinvigorating Patient Safety Efforts After the COVID-19 Crisis

One global pandemic. That’s all it took to reveal the shaky foundation underpinning patient safety efforts in most American hospitals and healthcare systems. And just as a building lacking strong support can splinter and crumble during a hurricane ...

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Using Clean Hands – Safe Hands to Keep Patients Safe

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia is making patient safety a top priority. They’ve implemented Clean Hands – Safe Hands to ensure proper hand hygiene and prevent the spread of infection. Check out this video they created ...

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Patient Experience Week: 3 Ways to Improve the Patient Experience in your Hospital

Patient Experience Week is April 27-May 1 this year. In honor of the healthcare holiday, here is a list of three things you can do in your hospital to improve the patient experience. Reduce Wait Times by Correcting Workflow Problems No one likes to w...

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Are You Prepared for the Leapfrog Hand Hygiene Survey?

The Leapfrog Group is a not-for-profit organization founded with the intention of bringing vital healthcare information to patients. The Leapfrog Group advocates for public access to data from all U.S. hospitals. Leapfrog’s website has a search fun...

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How Technology Can Improve HCAHPS Scores

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, also known as HCAHPS, is the first national, standardized survey of patient satisfaction in healthcare. HCAHPS is publicly reported which means patients can research hospitals and ...

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3 Healthcare Trends That May Affect Your Bottom Line in 2020

Which trends will shape healthcare in 2020 and beyond? In the 2010s, the Affordable Care Act, telemedicine and an increasing emphasis on population-centered care shifted the way healthcare organizations provide services. To survive and provide top-no...

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Patient Safety Awareness Week

What Are You Doing for Patient Safety Awareness Week (Next Week)?

Patient Safety Awareness Week starts this Sunday, March 11. What’s your hospital planning to do to get involved? If you don’t know, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Patient Safety Foundation offer a wealth of ideas on the...

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