Managing Access Control in Hospitals

By Patrick Chown – The security of the hospital and its assets is a primary concern for hospital facility managers. A hospital houses vulnerable patients, regulated drugs, and plenty of sensitive data. Safeguarding these from any malicious actors is critical to ensure smooth hospital operations.

Hospitals’ Mandate for Technology

By BJ Schaknowski – As widely reported and acutely felt, in 2022 health systems are broadly on track to post their worst financial results in decades. That fact is all the reminder we need that healthcare organizations are businesses with exposure to macro-economic headwinds and tailwinds, like any other.

Three Ways Hospitals Use Data for Quality Improvement

By Linda Justice, RN, MCSM – How do we measure quality in healthcare? The question is forever top of mind in an industry where quality is expected yet is difficult to define and measure. The U.S. is an outlier in healthcare. We spend more on healthcare per capita than any other wealthy nation but underperform when…

Your Hospital Is Average

By David Burda – If you want great medical care, you should move to Lake Wobegon, where all the hospitals are above average. Anywhere else, chances are your medical care will be average. At least according to a short but revealing research letter published recently in JAMA Health Forum.