And four more news items for hospital administrators, health system leaders, practice managers, and other healthcare executives to peruse this week.
- The ECRI Institute has released its 2018 Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List, as stated in a news release from the independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches for improving patient care. Geared to helping healthcare leaders understand new and developing innovations—including apps to help treat opioid addiction, acuity-adaptable rooms, and virtual reality for pediatric patients—it is available for download (registration is required).
- According to the results of a University of Phoenix, College of Health Professions’ survey, 19 percent of health administrators indicate their healthcare organization has undergone a breach of patient data, reports Managed Healthcare Executive. In addition, the same percentage of these decision makers did not know if their facilities had suffered such an experience. The article includes important tips for healthcare leaders based on the survey findings.
- Last month, Oracle sponsored a webinar presented by two of its executives, Sheila Dietsch and Mary Kilmer, and Becker’s Hospital Review, which published this post about the online seminar. Apart from recommending CFOs employ a holistic, cloud-based business intelligence system, Dietsch and Kilmer highlight how these executives can help their finance teams find actionable insights from hospital data by laying a foundation for success.
- Students at The New School’s Parsons School of Design have created a kimono-inspired hospital gown inspired by patients’ needs and comfort. They spent a semester partnering with hospital leaders, physicians, nurses, patients, designers, and laundering experts to produce The Patient Gown, which opens in the front, has a shielding pleat in the back, replaces five types of gowns, and allows easy access for healthcare providers.
- Developed by JAG Products, ClinicTracker, a mental health and substance abuse EHR system, has a new practice management tool, Performance Measurement Reports, according to a PRWeb press release. The software automatically emails reports that specify whether preselected parameters fall within or outside established limits, providing administrators and managers with a technique to heighten accountability, improve financial control, boost business performance, and uphold compliance with regulatory requirements.