The shift from fee-for-service to value-based care is one of the most structurally significant changes to the US healthcare system in recent history. Under the value-based model, payment and reimbursement are directly linked to the quality of the care provided, and the patient’s experience of that care. But how does one measure patient experience, and how can healthcare administrators ensure that patient experiences are positive?
Interviews & Expert Perspectives
These interviews and expert-written features offer a look into the healthcare industry from those who know it best: professors, practicing healthcare administrators, advocates, and leaders in professional associations.
This year’s Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week (HDI Week) takes place May 16-22, 2021. It’s a weeklong celebration of the contributions healthcare documentation specialists make toward ensuring complete and accurate patient records. Previously known as medical transcriptionist week, it has transitioned to its current title in order to better recognize the wide spectrum of healthcare professionals who contribute to the integrity of the medical record. In an age of increasing digitization and data analytics, this has never been more important.
This year’s National Hospital Week takes place May 9-15, 2021. It marks a time to highlight the ways in which the country’s hospitals, health systems, and healthcare workers are supporting the needs of their communities. It’s also an opportunity to recognize the role and impact of healthcare leaders and reflect upon the evolving definitions of good leadership in healthcare. After a year spent under the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s never been more important.
One of the problems that medical providers still face today is the absence of readily available patient medical records. Even though today more than 85 percent of physicians use electronic medical records (EMRs) to manage physical records in a digital environment, this does not mean that your complete medical data is readily available. Improvements have been made since the days of paper-based record keeping. However, even institutions that use EMRs face problems with scattered data.
There is no doubt about it: it’s been a year of trouble and strife for human resources departments across the world. In some areas, the pandemic has forced job cuts, while in others, it has caused a scramble for fast recruiting, posing challenges for HR departments spanning nearly all industries.
In her role at Mindbloom, Chelsea Tersavich conducts psychiatric evaluations and has facilitated ketamine therapy sessions for over 250 clients. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from American University and a master’s from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program.
“If you are a professional who wants to be the best in your field, then membership in a professional association is crucial,” McGinley says. “If excellence is our goal, as it should be, we need to surround ourselves with others with the same goal.”
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the US. As the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting accrediting body in healthcare, its Gold Seal of Approval has fittingly become the gold standard for healthcare facilities.
Complete Blood Count Test with Two Drops: An Interview with the CEO and Co-founder of Sight Diagnostics
Two years ago Sight Diagnostics launched OLO, a point-of-care device that performs a complete blood count test (CBC) from a finger prick, in Europe and countries outside the U.S. The technology captures and analyzes images of the blood sample using digital fluorescent microscopy and machine-learning algorithms. OLO reports CBC test results in ten minutes.