The consequences of failure in healthcare can be dire. Providing health care has gravity, driving many healthcare organizations to strive to become a High-Reliability Organization, or HRO. HROs are organizations that operate in complex, high-risk environments with fewer than normal accidents or...
The 3 Wishes Project at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center tries to help patients, family members and clinicians cope at the end of life.
Home health provider Amedisys recently launched a program that gives heart failure patients tools to manage their own health and well-being.
The Opioid Steward Program is a systemwide initiative that emphasizes education of patients and medical staff on pain management.
McKay-Dee Hospital in April 2017 opened a center specifically for patients experiencing a mental health crisis.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., recently opened a new parking garage for employees that uses LED lighting and sensory technology to help staff easily find a spot.
A network of Chicago-area providers are working together to address cancer patients' needs beyond just healthcare services.
The Joint Commission's Hand Hygiene Targeted Solutions Tool helps hospitals and health systems pinpoint the specific reasons why their employees aren't washing their hands and provides training tactics to improve compliance.
Life Cross Training thinks it has found a solution to burnout: Offer tools that help clinicians cope with the stresses associated with working in healthcare.
The Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot focuses on replacing opioids with other alternative medications to treat pain. The 10 EDs in Colorado that participated in the project decreased prescribing by 36% over six months.
At Nemours Children's Health System, parents get hands-on training on how to manage and insert a trach tube so they can take their child home sooner.
UCLA Health rethought its approach to how it sends patients FIT kits, an at-home test patients can take to screen for colon cancer.