Friday at Five: What Can We Learn From List of Five?

Is five a magic number that people will click on to find out what’s on the list? Is it just the right number you think you have the time to read? I don’t know but there are lots of lists out there with 5 things you should know. These got me to click through and I think they were worth sharing.

Matthew Fisher of Carium: In Light Of The Pandemic, Here Are The 5 Things We Need To Do To Improve The US Healthcare System

From Authority Magazine: The COVID-19 Pandemic taught all of us many things. One of the sectors that the pandemic put a spotlight on was the healthcare industry. The pandemic showed the resilience of the US healthcare system, but it also pointed out some important areas in need of improvement. In our interview series called “In Light Of The Pandemic, Here Are The 5 Things We Need To Do To Improve The US Healthcare System”, we are interviewing doctors, hospital administrators, nursing home administrators, and healthcare leaders who can share lessons they learned from the pandemic about how we need to improve the US Healthcare System. As a part of this series, I had the pleasure to interview Matthew Fisher.

Conditions of Participation Guidance: 5 Key Takeaways

From Audacious Inquiry (@A_INQ): On May 10, 2021, CMS provided clarification on the requirements outlined in the Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule. The clarifying information consisted of frequently asked questions and a guidance document for state surveyors. While the new resources help answer some questions raised by hospitals, many health information organizations, including Health information Exchanges and Hospital Associations, are looking for additional guidance, as not all of their questions were explicitly addressed in the new Conditions of Participation guidance documents. In turn, we have identified the requirements that seem to have caused hospitals the most confusion and recently hosted an interactive webinar with SHIEC, to address the remaining questions.

5 Common Goals and Tactics for a Healthcare Public Relations Plan

From KNB Communications (@KNBComm): Healthcare is a unique and dynamic industry, generally lagging behind other industries in adopting technologies, but with the purpose of reducing healthcare costs, improving patient outcomes, and most importantly saving lives. Most marketing goals for any healthcare services or solutions company should include increasing awareness of the company, product, solution or service; positioning key executives as thought leaders; promoting SMEs; driving traffic to your website; and supporting sales leads. Any public relations plan in the healthcare industry requires messaging driven by these goals. Here are five basic tactics for a healthcare public relations plan.

AI and the Future of Work: 5 Challenges Healthcare Faces

From Olive (@oliveai__): 2020 radically changed the face of the American workplace, probably forever. While the full impact is not yet known, one thing is certain: AI and automation are quickly being adopted throughout all industries to increase productivity, lower costs and improve resiliency. In healthcare particularly, an industry traditionally slow to adopt emerging technologies, the need for intelligent automation was made abundantly clear as health systems faced unprecedented challenges. In fact, only 53% of hospitals had an AI strategy in 2019. By 2020, that number jumped to 90%. But a strategic plan is not the same as implementation and widespread adoption. To advance the industry to the future and harness AI’s incredible benefits, healthcare leaders need to be fully aware of the challenges they will face in advancing to the future. It is a unique industry with unique concerns, but has the same need for innovation as every other industry. Healthcare leaders need to be ready to navigate and overcome these hurdles to find AI success and lasting impact for their organizations.

5 Ways To Improve Clinician/Staff Satisfaction

From The HCI Solution (@HCISolution):   One of the most valuable assets a hospital has is its clinicians and staff. Keeping your employees engaged and satisfied in their roles is essential to optimal performance and staff retention. By safeguarding your employee fulfillment you can reduce the high cost and resource demands of staff attrition. So how do you ensure staff satisfaction? There are countless things employers can do to boost moral and job satisfaction. The HCI Solution aims to help their employees sustain a passion for their work while helping minimize effort and wasted time for our customers. Simple initiatives and minimal effort can go a long way towards keeping your clinicians and staff happy.

Infographic: 5 Things to Consider Before Starting A Single Cell Sequencing Project

From Psomagen (@Psomagen):  With new applications hitting the research scene regularly, single cell sequencing has become a well-accepted and increasingly accessible method for looking deep into transcriptomes, epigenomes, and immune repertoires. With cellular-level resolution, this next-generation sequencing (NGS) method makes it possible for scientists to analyze the heterogeneity of complex cell populations in ways not possible with bulk NGS analysis. In the below infographic we share five top considerations for scientists looking to incorporate single cell sequencing into their research.