Tag: healthcare

Mandated Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios: Benefits at the Bedside and Beyond

Safe patient care ratios have been a widely discussed topic with current legislation to address tight budgets and a shortage of qualified medical professionals, especially in nursing. A mandated nurse-to-patient ratio to control the maximum amount of patients a nurse can care for during a shift promotes quality care for patients and benefits the nursing […]

Physicians and Technology: Avoiding Burnout

Technology has played an increasingly larger role in the healthcare industry over the past couple decades and continues to offer a myriad of benefits to physicians and other healthcare professionals. It is intended to streamline workflow, reduce administrative burden and improve patient care, but when poorly designed, technology may increase stress for physicians. This stress […]

Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry

Mergers, acquisitions and other forms of consolidation in the healthcare industry are nothing new, but the increasing number of them occurring over the past few years is. Consolidation has increased noticeably since 2009 and doubled from 2011-2015. Statistics from Becker’s Hospital Review paint a clear picture of how consolidation has already shaped the healthcare industry: […]

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