Molestation and sexual abuse is unfortunately, a recognized and commonly discussed concern in the healthcare industry. While no amount of money can take away the pain a victim endures, campaigns like the #MeToo movement have made it more possible than ever before for victims to let their voice be...
What role will you, the patient, play as purchasers and managers of your health and wellness? Adaptation to new and changing patient behaviors is paving how we manage our health, and a more informed consumer of healthcare services has been linked to improved patient safety. Patient “experiences” can...
As COVID-19 continues to evolve, so do the guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA recently released a new emergency temporary (ETS) standard regarding COVID-19. The following write-up breaks down the nuts and bolts of the new standard, diving into some of its...
Ransomware has dominated recent news cycles, and all types of organizations are at risk of an attack. From major fuel lines to healthcare entities, ransomware attacks affect victims in a variety of industries and can wreak havoc on our everyday lives in many ways. While today's cybercrime threats...
As healthcare and the way it's delivered takes on new roles in the ever-changing landscape created by COVID-19, one area that's garnering significant attention is transportation access to medical care. Uber Health, operated by the popular ride-sharing service Uber, is a new service that allows...
In the past decade, healthcare has emerged as one of our country’s most important social and economic issues. The infancy of this transformational change centered around how to move from a fee-for-service model to value-based care. From there, new and innovative models of care and payment were born...
A smudging ceremony is a practice in Native American culture traditionally performed when someone is born, dies or is in a time of crisis. People generally burn medicinal plants such as tobacco, sage, cedar or sweetgrass and waft the smoke over parts of the body as a spiritually cleansing ritual...
New laws under the Federal Cures Act will take effect on April 5, 2021. These laws stipulate that clinical notes must be among the electronic information available to patients "without delay" and free of charge. The new rules are designed to give patients and healthcare providers secure access to...
The turbulent nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has facilitated a swift and significant increase in the adoption of telemedicine and telehealth. Web-based, link-based or mobile platforms for medicine have continued to trend upward throughout the pandemic, increasing 10-30% in the healthcare setting...
A difficult year has only continued to get more challenging for many healthcare organizations. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to test so many facilities, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited 62 establishments for violations, resulting in...