Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summit Health’s Mammo Challenge Encourages Employee Health with Friendly Competition

Summit Health’s women’s health services in Franklin County, Pennsylvania has been making a remarkable impact in the lives of their employees and the community...
hospital-pharmacy-priorities

What’s Keeping Hospital Pharmacy Professionals Up at Night in 2018

The pharmacy department is an integral part of the hospital, and is one of the most complicated functions in terms of safety, finances, and...
Armed Security

A National Debate: To Arm or Not to Arm Hospital Security Officers?

Violence remains widespread in today’s society, and unfortunately, has risen in hospitals over the years.  In February of this year, a Florida man walked...

Electronic Health Records: A Closed-Loop System that Places Patients at the Center of Care

EDITOR’S NOTE: Hospitals like Gothenburg Memorial Hospital are making the switch from paper to electronic health records to help reduce human error and improve workflow efficiency. Hard...
patient safety

Patient Safety is the Focus of Every Employee at East Georgia Regional Medical Center

Patient safety is at the forefront of mind for staff members at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. The facility recently switched to a bar coding patient & specimen identification system, from its previous handwritten system. The automated, bar coding system has greatly helped the facility improve its medication dispensing error rate. Read the full story below.
EMR Integrate Laser vs. Thermal Wristbands & Labels

Thermal vs. Laser Patient ID Wristbands Printing: A Critical Component of the EMR

Technology has transformed healthcare. From mobile monitoring devices in telemedicine to advanced imaging equipment, technology advances continue to improve efficiency, communication, and patient safety....

Blood Transfusion Safety at the Point of Care

Blood transfusions have the power to help save the lives of patients who have had a massive trauma, are undergoing a major surgery, or...
Influenza Vaccinations

CDC Publishes 2016-2017 Early Season Healthcare Workers Flu Vaccination Rates

With the 2017-2018 flu season approaching, it is vital for healthcare organizations to have an Influenza vaccination policy in place.  According to the CDC,...
Security

The Challenges of Hospital Violence

Fear is a common emotion experienced by people before entering the hospital. Depending on whether we are being admitted, or visiting a loved one,...

Good News: Hospital Pharmacists are Taking on a Greater Role in Patient Care

EDITOR’S NOTE: Some positive new trends among hospital pharmacists are on the rise including improved medication-use practices. Read the full story below for the...