MedAptus Seeks Experienced Sales Executive

JOB OPENING Position: Regional Sales Executive Summary Description MedAptus has been in business for over 18 years and we are known for our KLAS award-winning charge capture software and services (Best in KLAS 7 out of the past 8 years). …
Physician burnout survey continues to show it's a major problem in healthcare

Physician Burnout: My Perspective

I‘ve been thinking about burnout quite a bit lately (mostly in relation to my own career), but I think that there are lessons that are more broadly applicable, so I figured I’d share over the next few posts. I began my hospitalist career…
Patient assignment software can improve care.

The Underlying Cause of Physician Burnout

In a recent opinion article in JAMA Psychiatry, authors Frederick Seacrest Southwick, MD, and Steven Mark Southwick, MD, suggest that loss of control may be the underlying cause for physician burnout and stress. The effects of stress and…
Physician burnout survey continues to show it's a major problem in healthcare

The Inherent Weaknesses of the Manual Patient Assignment Process

Ever since the emergence of hospitalists 20 years ago, the process of assigning patients to physicians has been an operational staple in hospital medicine. In fact, it hasn’t changed much in those years. A person or group (which could be administrative…

Charbonneau Named Vice President of Implementation Services

Malachi Charbonneau has been named Vice President of Implementation Services at MedAptus. Charbonneau is responsible for  building and leading a highly effective cross-functional implementation team which prides itself in delivering value…
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Impostor Syndrome in Hospitals

In work settings that are known for copious amounts of stress, such as a hospital, employees in leadership positions tend to doubt their abilities and expertise. In these roles that require heavy and critical decision making, there is a significant…

The Future of Interprofessional Healthcare Teamwork

Could the future of interprofessional clinical care teams be germinating in colleges around the U.S.? As hospitals and other healthcare organizations continue to strive for the “triple aim” of improved population health, lower costs and…
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MedAptus Seeks Experienced Clinical Implementation Consultant

JOB OPENING Job Title: Clinical Implementation Consultant Department: Client Services Position Overview MedAptus is an established and growing company that offers software solutions for healthcare organizations. As a result of this growth,…
Nursing workloads could use a fix

Nursing Workloads, Frequent Interruptions and Job Satisfaction

While a number of studies continue to explore the correlation between nursing workloads and patient safety, some specific studies have been looking into the extent to which “care not done” is associated with heavy workloads. For example,…
Physician burnout survey continues to show it's a major problem in healthcare

Physician Burnout in a Single Health System

While physician burnout continues to be seen throughout healthcare, a group of researchers wanted to evaluate its impact and prevalence within a single health system. Relying on data collected from the Cleveland Clinic, researchers Amy Windover,…
nurse-patient assignments are not delivering on the goal of quality care.

Nurse-Patient Assignments: A Fresh Look

As hospitals continue to try to reduce costs, improve operations and still provide quality care, one area that might benefit from an evidence-based practice review could be nurse-patient assignments. There’s certainly no shortage of complaints…

MedAptus Named 2018 Top-Ranked Mobile Charge Capture Platform by KLAS Research

For the seventh time in eight years, MedAptus® has been named the Category Leader in the Mobile Charge Capture segment in the “2018 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report. The award recognizes the performance of its CHARGE…
Physician burnout survey continues to show it's a major problem in healthcare

9 Insights from the Latest Physician Burnout Survey

The latest Medscape physician burnout survey, which was distributed to more than 15,000 physicians, has some been released the results are sobering. Here are nine insights from the latest survey. FOUR OUT OF TEN PHYSICIANS ARE EXPERIENCING…
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13 Principles to Reduce Medical Errors in Hospitals

While the airline industry celebrates no loss of life in the past year due to accidents, the medical profession continues to wrestle with medical errors. For example, analyzing the medical death rate data during an eight-year period, by Johns…

Reducing Nurse Workloads More Affected by Work Environment than Added Staff

Absent a good work environment, reducing nurse workloads by adding additional nurses, a costly proposition, may have little consequence. That was the conclusion reached by a seminal study several years ago by esteemed nursing researcher Linda…
Nursing workloads could use a fix
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Imbalanced Workloads Are Frustrating Nurses

There may a dozen reasons why many nurses are currently frustrated with their jobs, but one reason that’s high on the list and often underappreciated is imbalanced workloads. Let’s face it. Nobody likes it when they’re assigned a disproportionate…
Patient assignment software can improve care.
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Improving Patient Assignments

Hospitals continue to make great strides in using technology to improve clinical operations and outcomes. Automated disinfection systems to eliminate harmful microorganisms. Telehealth to make healthcare more accessible, especially to people…
Patient assignment software can improve care.
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Clinical Workflow Impediments

While Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems in hospitals have been applauded for improving information transfer and for providing ready access to data to multiple providers, they have also been blamed for increased administrative tasks and…
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The Joy of Medicine

Nearly 20 years ago colleagues at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) used the term “healthy workplaces” to describe a positive and productive healthcare environment. Since that time, numerous studies have sought to evaluate…
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The True Cost of Physician Burnout

By the acknowledgement of just about everyone in healthcare, physician burnout has become a significant problem. But what is the cost of that problem for hospitals and is there justification for spending money on fixing it? Those were the…
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Collective Intelligence and Healthcare

If hospitals and other healthcare organizations comprise a number of very smart and intelligent individuals, shouldn’t the groups in which they participate in be more collectively intelligent as well? Not really. In fact, recent studies…
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Patient Acuity Tool: Where Are We Now?

Assessing patient acuity has been around in some version for more than 50 years. But has anything changed? Has technology improved the process of capturing a patient’s acuity so that the nursing staff can use that information to better manage…
Patient assignment software can improve care.
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MedAptus Launches New Patient Assignment Software for Nurses

Assigning patients just got a whole lot easier for charge nurses. MedAptus has launched ASSIGN for Nurses, a new software program that matches the right patients with the right nurse by applying a proprietary protocol engine designed to…

MedAptus Adds Nursing Expert to Product Management Team

MedAptus has hired a subject-matter nursing expert to help shape its new patient assignment software, ASSIGN for Nurses. Lisa Quinn, PhD, RN, OCN joins the company’s marketing and product management team and will help ensure the software…