As in recent years, technology promises to transform more areas of healthcare, in both the near and more distant future. A 2019 Forbes article offers the following examples where great changes and advances are expected.
The cost of hospital readmissions is enormous, estimated to be in the vicinity of $26 billion annually. It’s no wonder Medicare is working to reduce this amount. When it comes to the emotional toll of readmissions, patients and direct caregivers have rarely been asked about the process.
Home health nursing is one of the many career options available within the nursing profession. It is a choice for registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and nurse assistants (NAs). The educational requirements for a home health nurse are dependent on individual nursing certifications.
While much of healthcare is in flux, the importance of helping patients to understand their financial responsibilities remains constant. Effective communication strategies and processes remain the best way to optimize revenue cycle and collections.
Effective healthcare employee recognition connects performance to intrinsic motivators—why they perform—and sends a message that the behaviors they exhibited are in alignment with how the healthcare employer defines success. Here are some healthcare employee recognition program ideas.
The aging of our population, which some have called a “silver tsunami,” will only keep accelerating. Expect rising healthcare expenditures, increased caregiver needs, and simultaneous geriatrician shortages.
To align with new CMS regulations, long-term facility competency programs should tie into assessments and also should engage the entire staff in their creation and ongoing updates.
A growing trend visible across healthcare is the effort to customize workforce development to specific needs and to learners. Concurrent challenges include growing financial pressures and the U.S. demographics. Here are a few ways that these trends will manifest themselves.