Jan 3, 2019
Few events in health care facilities are as catastrophic — and preventable — as a patient suicide. Yet data indicate that suicide incidents are a serious problem, which suggests that hospitals must do a better job not only of identifying and monitoring patients at risk but removing the means to…
Jan 3, 2019
Beginning any behavioral health project takes a unique frame of reference that allows designers to understand that the environment of care is a critical component of the patient care plan. A truly successful project is one that provides patient and staff safety, along with a pleasant environment…
May 22, 2018
May 2018 - Kaiser Permanente, an Oakland-based nonprofit health care provider, recently announced a $200 million investment in affordable and supportive housing to prevent homelessness nationwide.
Aug 10, 2015
This year's winners of Health Care's Most Wired Survey are employing information technology to help they achieve the Triple Aim of health care. These hosptials ensure their application of HIT is driving value, connecting patients and physicians and even moving outside of the hospital…
Jul 1, 2015
This New York Times blog was written by a resident in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. She describes two patient encounters. First, a family decided on a course of action and before she knew it, another physician went ahead with a procedure the family decided against.…
Jun 9, 2015
This blog post is from H&HN, the journal of the American Hospital Association and was written by Rita E. Numerof, Ph.D., president, Numerof & Associates, Inc., St. Louis. Here are the concluding statements:
Jun 3, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and CVS Health will colaborate to put lifesaving information about preventive services into the hands of millions of consumers where they are already looking for it—on CVS Health's and websites.
May 11, 2015
This article highlights what hospitals are doing to improve access to behavioral health services. It includes case studies from: Montefiore Health System: Integrating psychiatry into primary care Atlantic Health System: Building a full continuum of behavioral health Behavioral Health Network of…
Mar 10, 2015
This article from Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association, details the report from the 2014 committee on research. Among other point, the authors highlight the following:
Aug 14, 2014
The Stars of the Field is H&HN's second annual AHA awards issue. Hospitals that are making tremendous strides in improving quality of care, expanding outreach to their communities and caring for patients during their most vulnerable times are highlighted. Click 'view item' below to read…