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…
Patient assignment software can improve care.
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Errors and Omissions: How Healthcare and Aviation Compare

If there’s one common trait aviation and healthcare share, it’s the notion that both are expected to function without error. We expect pilots and the planes they fly to operate flawlessly, to get us safely to our intended destination. The…
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Is Physician and Nurse Burnout Contagious?

Is burnout contagious? Is it communicated from one provider to another? Two different studies—on focusing on physicians and another on nurses—tried to answer that question and, not surprisingly, both came to same conclusion. Burnout is…
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Computer-Generated Infusion Coding Explained

Recently, MedAptus has introduced a new and innovative product – Charge Capture INFUSION – which automatically converts start/stop times for infusion events into the correct codes and then automatically sends the code to billing. This means…
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Physician Burnout at Different Career Stages

Physician burnout is often discussed in broad terms as if it affects everyone equally. But research a few years ago indicates some significant differences based on a physician’s career stage. The study was conducted by a group of researchers…
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Hospitalists in Rural Hospitals

The hospitalist movement has typically been associated with urban hospitals, which have used these physicians to support community doctors, assume care for unassigned patients, and improve patient flow and quality of care. But what about…
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Comparing EHR Impact on Hospital-based and Office-based Physicians

A recent study compared the interactions of hospital-based physicians to EHRs to the perceptions of office-based physicians. After analyzing comments submitted in response to the 2014 Rhode Island Health Information Technology survey, here are…