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Category: Clinical Teams

Is There a Nursing Shortage? | Nurse Kneeling Down Talking to Patient in Wheelchair

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 organizations. But is there a nursing shortage now? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this profession is growing at a rate of around 12%—significantly faster than most other professions. Unfortunately,...

Burnout, Nursing, Patient Satisfaction, Quality of Care

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Low-Value Care | Patient in a CT Scanner

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 settings. However, a comprehensive understanding of low-value care and its impact on health outcomes is essential to identifying and ultimately reducing its occurrence in healthcare. What is Low-Value Care? Low-value...

Patient Centered Care, Patient Satisfaction, Quality of Care

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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 settings, many organizations are transitioning away from pen-and-paper data collection methods and moving to electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs). Analog vs. Digital Research has shown there are a...

Cancer, Care Guidance, ePROs, Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Patient Navigation, Quality of Care, Social Determinants

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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 providers are often instrumental in improving overall patient satisfaction, and are often the first to ask, “How can nurses improve patient satisfaction?” 4 Nursing Strategies to Improve Patient...

Nursing, Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction

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6 Strategies for Decreasing Nurse Burnout

6 Strategies for Decreasing Nurse Burnout

Nurse fatigue and disengagement can pose serious problems for healthcare organizations, and a recent survey from Kronos found 63% of nurses say their job has caused burnout. The survey also found that more than 4 out of 5 nurses think hospitals today are losing good staff because other employers offer a better work/life balance. When nurses experience burnout—often defined as a state of emotional...

Burnout, Nursing, Patient Satisfaction

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Reducing Physician Burnout: 5 Strategies

Reducing Physician Burnout: 5 Strategies

Burnout, often defined as mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive work-related stress, is a common issue in many professions, especially healthcare. In particular, nurses and physicians frequently experience burnout due to the stressful nature of their positions, and the number of healthcare practitioners who report feelings of burnout has been steadily increasing in recent years. According...

Burnout, Patient Satisfaction

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