Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• The goal of hospitals should be to always provide patients with a positive experience. New research by Press Ganey found that while common themes run through the experiences of happy patients, there is much more variation when it comes to the experiences of unhappy patients. The findings demonstrate that preventing negative experiences requires the same kind of vigilance needed to prevent the vast range of potential safety problems. Read More
• Over the last few years, there has been an estimated 20 percent increase in hospitals and health systems considering physicians as candidates in their CEO searches. It’s become apparent that physicians with the right training and experience could learn a lot about hospital operations and bring with them the much-needed clinical and front-line experience. Read More
• Before the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth was more of a novelty than a necessity. The concept of touching base with a doctor remotely was promising, but there were hurdles. Now, almost 90 percent of Americans want to continue using telehealth for non-urgent consultations after COVID-19 has passed. Read More
• The Mayo Clinic has launched a new initiative to collect and analyze patient data from remote monitoring devices and diagnostic tools to accelerate diagnoses and disease prediction using artificial intelligence (AI). The platform will deliver clinical decision support tools, diagnostic insights, and care recommendations to help clinicians make faster and more accurate diagnoses. Read More
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