Despite promise, challenges still impeded the widespread implementation of telehealth. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Care navigators can play a crucial role in getting patients involved in their care. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
The rankings reveal which states have both the best and worst patient access to physicians. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
A survey of more than 400 patients found most prefer to access test results through secure patient portals rather than over the phone or via fax. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Thanks to new medical breakthroughs, life expectancy is on the rise. From 2010 to 2050, officials expect a whopping 351 percent increase in the population of those 85 and older. By 2050, 16 percent of the global population is expected to be 65 or older.
Americans could save billions of dollars annually in health care costs per year if they would follow preventative health care practices. Nurses place a critical part in alerting and educating those in their care to these measures that can help them live healthier and happier lives.
The US healthcare sector will employ 3.2 million nurses by 2022. Presently, 6% of nurses care for one patient, whereas 11% care for three patients. Moreover, 13%, 16%, 17%, and 18% of nurses care for six, five, four, and two patients respectively. In spite of this, 66% of registered nurses (RNs) say that they have limited coverage and clinical support.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 385,000 sharps-related injuries occur annually in the U.S. healthcare industry — an average of more than 1,000 per day. A sharps-related injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or other sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or body fluids. By Dave Hurton, Key Account Director, MedSafe
Healthcare providers face an operational paradox — scarce resources are both overbooked and underutilized at the same time. The result? Long patient waiting times, frustrated patients, and unhappy nurses. With the growing demand for healthcare and not so promising supply of staff, there’s only one way to deal with it: Do more with less. That’s easier said than done, isn’t it? But what if I told you that by doing just one thing right you can serve more patients, lower patient waiting times, and ensure your nurses eat lunch on time? It doesn’t involve adding more chairs or hiring more nurses — it’s as simple as playing Tetris right. That’s right, Tetris. By Jennifer Mensik, Chief Nursing Officer, LeanTaaS
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