June, 2021

The Cost of Health Care for a Family of 4 in America Will Reach $28,256 in 2021

Health Populi

The good news for health care costs for a family of four in America is that they fell, for the first time in like, ever, in 2020.

Workplace Wellness: Important and achievable


By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. follow@procrnatom on Twitter. Leadership is the ability to get others to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.”. Effective leaders tend to be savvy resources managers and recognize that their workers are the most valuable resource that they manage.

NAHQ NEXT 2021 Agenda Showcases Quality in Practice to Strengthen Your Healthcare Quality Competencies


I hope you set aside some time for well-deserved rest and relaxation this summer. I also hope most of you are planning to set aside some “quality” time for this year’s all-virtual NAHQ NEXT annual conference , coming September 13-15.

CX Healthcare Practice Focuses on Post-COVID Telehealth


Now is a pivotal time for all businesses, but especially so for healthcare organizations. The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation like never before. From telehealth to new non-traditional delivery models, it’s clear the future of healthcare is digital.

Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

The Surgical Safety Huddle: A Novel Quality Improvement Patient Safety Initiative

Patient Safety

Background: Acutely deteriorating patients are entitled to the best possible care, which includes early recognition and timely appropriate intervention to reduce adverse events, unnecessary admissions to intensive care, and/or cardiac arrest.

How to Run an Effective QI Project Team Meeting

Life Qi

In this article we’re going to be looking at the importance of quality improvement (QI) meetings and how they can be a vital tool in supporting your improvement efforts.

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Emotionally Intelligent Teambuilding


By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. follow@procrnatom on Twitter. A review of the literature from the business community reveals that having and using emotional intelligence is one of the most important skills of a successful leader, both at work and in the individual’s personal life.

Strengthening Team Culture With the 6H Model

Hospital Medicine

As a healthcare leader, the tasks before you are tremendous. Think of yourself as a captain sailing your ship through murky waters. Each day of the journey, you must motivate your crew by: Influencing as a coach. Continuously improving processes and physician performance.

From Tele-HELP to telehealth


Established in 2006, Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres is a healthcare network based in the United Arab Emirates.

GP federations: The silent partner in the NHS’s response to Covid and a key building block for future primary care strategy

Health Care Leader News

It’s high time GP federations are acknowledged for what they bring to the primary care table, argue Fiona Adamson and Andy Hilton from the NHS Confederation’s Primary Care Federation Network.

Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

How one ER partnered with a mental-health organization to care for youth in distress

Healthy Debate

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One in Two Americans with Work-Based Insurance Worries That Healthcare Costs Could Lead to Bankruptcy

Health Populi

One in two people in the U.S. with employer-sponsored health insurance worry that a major health event in their household could lead to bankruptcy, according to research gathered by West Health and Gallup in Business Speaks: The Future of Employer-Sponsored Insurance.

Safety Culture: Identifying a Healthcare Organization’s Approach to Safety Event Review and Response Through the Analysis of Event Recommendations

Patient Safety

A nonpunitive approach to safety event reporting and analysis is an important dimension of healthcare organization safety culture.

6 Key Healthcare Trends Emerging from the Pandemic

Health Care Success

We know the pandemic has spawned new healthcare trends. And often, our business is in a unique position to observe and analyze these trends in real-time.

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

Your Future Depends On It: Why Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Practices Need to Embrace Technology

Solution Reach

If you’re the office manager at a plastic surgery or aesthetics practice, then you already know that surgical and nonsurgical procedures have increased since the pandemic.


Why is My Hair Falling Out?

Healthcare Associates

Why is My Hair Falling Out? Hair loss may be caused by genetics or by medical conditions, including diabetes and lupus. Certain medications and treatments may also contribute to hair loss, such as antidepressants and radiation therapy.

Medical Billing Software vs. Practice Management Software: What's the Difference?

Advanced Data Systems

Healthcare providers looking to increase cash flow are right to pay close attention to their computer and software systems. That’s essential for making sure they’re using the correct tools for critical jobs.

Wearables Are Good For Older People, Too — The Latest From Laurie Orlov

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a whole lot of digital transformation for people staying home. For digital natives, that wasn’t such an exogenous shock.

19 Massive Telehealth Learnings After 4,000,000 Visits in 2021

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Join Matt McBride, CEO of Mend, for an engaging discussion of the current state of Telehealth and patient engagement, including how your organization can streamline workflows to improve patient care.

Challenges and Potential Solutions for Patient Safety in an Infectious-Agent-Isolation Environment: A Study of 484 COVID-19-Related Event Reports Across 94 Hospitals

Patient Safety

Previous research has shown that patients in infectious-agent isolation are at greater risk for certain types of safety-related events.

Music as a Supportive Therapeutic for Health and Healing


Music is often called a “universal language” that unites us and breaks cultural barriers. It brings joy to our lives, evokes memories, can bring tears to our eyes, and gives us goosebumps.

‘You need not be alone anymore’: The doctor redefining palliative care

Healthy Debate

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Coronavirus Updates

Healthcare Associates

Mask Policy. Healthcare Associates of Texas still requires all staff and patients to wear a mask while in any of our clinic locations. Vaccine Availability. We have vaccines available at our Bedford, Irving (6161 State Hwy), and McKinney (8080 Texas 121) locations.

Top 12 Telehealth KPIs Every Health Tech Leader Should Know

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

During this webinar you will learn new KPIs for patient engagement technologies, as well as new benchmarks based on Mend's data analysis.

CDC Supports Microbiome Science to Advance Infection Prevention, Clinical Care, and Public Health


Controlling and containing emerging antibiotic-resistant threats and protecting people requires novel and innovative approaches. The human microbiome is a promising area of research for these efforts. Infectious disease experts at the U.S.

The Healthiest Communities in the U.S. After the Pandemic – U.S. News & Aetna Foundation’s Post-COVID Lists

Health Populi

Some of America’s least-healthy communities are also those that index greater for vaccine hesitancy and other risks for well-being, found in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Healthiest Communities Rankings.

Where There’s Smoke: Validating a Nonproprietary Single-Item Burnout-Impacting-Safety Scale

Patient Safety

This study aimed to assess the utility of a single survey item to predict the impact of burnout on safety and quality of healthcare providers as perceived by their colleagues.

The In-Between Spaces

Center for Health Progress

Since February, I have been working alongside our members, member leaders, and volunteers to ensure greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine in Pueblo County.


Coaching Improvement Project Teams in Healthcare

Life Qi

Coaching improvement project teams can be a really rewarding process. In your role as a Quality Improvement (QI) coach you can help spread the QI message across your organisation and enable your teams to create transformational change.

What Are the 5 Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer?

Healthcare Associates

What Are the 5 Warning Signs Of Prostate Cancer? Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer that affects men in the United States, next to non-melanoma skin cancer.

What to expect at MEDITECH’s 2021 Nurse Forum


It’s hard to believe that we are just one day away from MEDITECH’s 2021 Nurse Forum. I’m looking forward to coming together virtually with hundreds of members of our customer community who have registered to attend. Nursing Healthcare IT

Post-Pandemic, U.S. Healthcare is Entering a “Provide More Care For Less” Era – Pondering PwC’s 2022 Forecast

Health Populi

In the COVID-19 pandemic, health care spending in the U.S. increased by a relatively low 6.0% in 2020. This year, medical cost trend will rise by 7.0%, expected to decline a bit in 2022 according to the annual study from PwC Health Research Institute , Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2022.

Blood Transfusion Errors Within a Health System: A Review of Root Cause Analyses

Patient Safety

Introduction Blood transfusions are lifesaving treatments which require critical attention to processes and details. If processes are not followed, grievous errors can lead to sentinel events.

Breaking down barriers: Learning health system connects researchers, health professionals and communities

Healthy Debate

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