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COVID-19 Pre-screening | Elderly Man Reading Messages on Smartphone
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COVID-19 Pre-screening: The Importance of Proactive Outreach

In a situation report released on March 11th 2020, the World Health Organization characterized the quickly spreading novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.¹ With the number of COVID-19 cases risi…
Is There a Nursing Shortage? | Nurse Kneeling Down Talking to Patient in Wheelchair
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Is There a Nursing Shortage?

Throughout the twentieth century and into the present day, there have been periodic nursing shortages. Shortages of these crucial clinical team members pose pressing challenges for healthcare organ…
Changing Patient Behavior: Identifying and Addressing Barriers | Man Breaking Cigarette in Half

Changing Patient Behavior: Identifying and Addressing Barriers

When treating certain health conditions, physicians are faced with the challenge of motivating patients to change their behaviors. Successful management of lifestyle diseases, such as obesity, hear…
Low-Value Care | Patient in a CT Scanner
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Low-Value Care: What It Is, and 3 Strategies to Reduce It

The phrase “low-value care” is frequently tossed around in discussions of healthcare spending, and there are whole initiatives dedicated to reducing the use of low-value services in clinical settin…
Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies | Nurse Helping Patient Out of Bed
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Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies

Armed with this data, healthcare providers can take additional steps to minimize high-risk patients’ chances of readmission. This might mean involving the patient’s family in post-discharge care in…
ePROs: What are Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes? Woman on Smartphone

ePROs: What are Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes?

The term patient-reported outcomes (PROs) refers to a health outcome directly based on patient self-reporting. PROs are a key aspect of clinical trials and treatments, and in modern health care set…
What Is Person Centered Care, and How Can it Improve Healthcare? Doctor Talking to Patient

What Is Person Centered Care, and How Can it Improve Healthcare?

Numerous studies have shown correlations between patient satisfaction and outcomes—two key performance indicators for medical organizations. Due to these trends, as well as an increasing recognitio…
How Can Nurses Improve Patient Satisfaction? Nurse Holding Patient's Hand

How Can Nurses Improve Patient Satisfaction?

Nursing staff, including registered nurses, nursing aid, and nursing managers and directors, play an integral role in a patient’s experience within any health care setting. As such, these care prov…
Improving Patient Satisfaction - Patient Talks to Receptionist at Check-in Desk
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Improving Patient Satisfaction: 5 Low-Cost Strategies

Today’s healthcare organizations are saddled with the challenging task of balancing medical outcomes, budget constraints, and patient satisfaction. While certain factors affecting patient satisfact…