Easy Ways to Reduce The Cost of Care

Many patients believe the cost of care is fixed, but that’s not always the case. You can reduce the cost of care by collaborating with payers, such as insurance companies, to ease healthcare burden on the community. With the conversation around healthcare at a crossroads, it’s up to service providers and payers to consider the… Read more »

Can an Interim Nurse Leader Add Value to Your Team?

You know leadership is essential for your department. But sometimes, finding the right leader takes time. What happens when the role goes unfilled? Without leadership, you may be pulled in too many different directions for your team. Don’t allow a vacancy to lead to a void in your leadership. An interim nurse leader can add… Read more »

Putting a Mentoring Program in Place for New Nurses

Whenever you’re onboarding new nurses on your team, you need to consider all the possible factors that will help them be successful. Has your office or department considered a mentoring program? These programs are highly successful and can give new nurses access to the knowledge and experience of their teammates. Here are a few reasons… Read more »

Burnout in Healthcare Careers: An Ongoing Challenge

Even before COVID-19 put healthcare workers in the spotlight, burnout was an ongoing challenge in the medical industry. It’s a high-stress job that’s often thankless. We know the effects of employee burnout on our workers and departments, what are we doing about it? If you want to work on improving the employee experience and minimizing… Read more »

Mental Health Awareness Month: How Mental Health Affects Healthcare Staff

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know that nurses report a higher depression rate than many other professions? Nursing is a stressful job, so it’s up to nurse leaders to take action to keep their nursing staff healthy. We understand that stress is always going to be a part of the job, especially… Read more »

Equal Opportunity Nursing – Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace

A nurse manager wears many hats but it can be a gratifying job. Just as in any other profession nursing can have it’s challenges, and without addressing it as a nurse manager, it can quickly spiral out of control. As a leader, addressing discrimination in nursing is vital to the facility. There are multiple situations… Read more »

How Internet of Things (IoT) May Make Healthcare More Reliable

Even if you don’t realize it, you are already familiar with the Internet of Things. Do you have an Alexa or Google Home in your house? There are tons of applications in the home for IoT, and now the technology is entering the workplace. In healthcare, how is the IoT making the field more reliable… Read more »

Is Your Practice Really HIPAA Compliant?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, remains one of the top priorities and governing regulations for healthcare practices in the U.S. With the advent of online record keeping, patient privacy is far more critical today than at any time in the past. But is your practice really HIPAA compliant? Here is how… Read more »

The Impact Of Poor Communication In a Medical Office and Why It’s Critical To Avoid

Everyone agrees that communication issues cause a vast number of problems in any workplace. Within a medical office, these problems can compound and result in poor patient care, which must be avoided at all times. What is the impact of poor communication, and why is it critical to address it and prevent it? Here are… Read more »

Protecting Nurses (and Patients) When Lifting

Did you know that the most significant risk to your nursing staff is back injury? While there are plenty of hazards in an average nursing job, a back injury has become the most prevalent due to the physical nature of the job. Most commonly, this is caused by lifting patients through the course of their… Read more »