Most surgical practices know their surgical scheduling and coordination processes are messy, and the workflows are leaving money on the table. However, they find it difficult to pinpoint the problems or how to address them effectively without precise surgical data tracking.

A recent report from Kaufman Hall underscores the urgent need for strategic intervention related to healthcare’s tightening margins and escalating expenses. Significant increases in labor expenses, bad debt, charity care, and days in Accounts Receivable (A/R) since 2021 are called out in the report.

Although the United States has 5.6 million actively licensed nurses — an all-time record number — many hospitals and health systems are still struggling to recruit and retain staff. Nationwide, the RN vacancy rate is 9.9%, while the average time to recruit an experienced RN ranges between 59 and 109 days.

Workforce challenges remain the top concern for hospital CEOs.

Many continue to navigate clinician shortages, as well as high turnover rates and burnout.

In today's highly competitive market for clinical talent, attracting and retaining qualified staff takes more than just sign-on bonuses and increased salaries.

Generative AI has the potential to transform healthcare delivery and quality, but only when it’s done right. With hundreds of startups emerging in the healthcare AI market, here are the five factors every clinical and business leader should consider when assessing a generative AI solution and vendor.

Digital tools hold great potential to help address challenges like workforce shortages, clinician burnout, rising patient acuity and monitoring patients at home.

The difference between a top-performing medical group and an average or even struggling one will likely come down to actionable insights based on data this year.

 

On-Demand, Flexible, Workforce Marketplace, Latent Supply, 1099 Gig, and Workforce Ecosystem are terms that have become ubiquitous in healthcare workforce crisis leadership and board discussions, but what do they really mean and what works?

Technology that Matchwell offers is readily available to help support and streamline efforts toward a flexible workforce movement. And by leaning into the natural agility of PRN/local shift work, more health organizations are learning they can revive retention strategies while also supporting talent with work that works for them. 

Here are five key ways you can help your book of business maximize their health insurance coverage, so their employees use the plan often, become healthier, and help lower overall business costs.

Here’s a quick look at the top reasons DSOs are adding AI for clinical insights, and five ways they’re leveraging the technology in ways they didn’t anticipate. 

In the first quarter of the year, goal setting is an activity top of mind for professionals across industries. While ‘goal setting’ can sometimes be an over-used phrase, research has proven that writing down goals leads to more success in accomplishing them.

According to a new eBook, The Complete Guide to Artificial Intelligence in Radiology by Bayer in Radiology, AI has shown promise in positively impacting virtually every facet of a radiology department’s work - from scheduling and protocolling patient scans to interpreting images and reaching diagnoses.

The ongoing pandemic has challenged our systems and abilities, but in its wake, new perspectives and a refined set of practices have emerged based on flexibility and precision.

To learn more about proactive approaches to improving the patient journey, Becker's Healthcare recently spoke with Dan Austin, Vice President of GPO (group purchasing organization) and Oncology Strategy at McKesson. He discussed McKesson's commitment in the cancer ecosystem.

In lieu of systemic industry improvements to prevent drug shortages, healthcare systems must take proactive measures to mitigate the effects of drug shortages on their ability to provide the most appropriate, evidence-based care for their patients.

During the past few years of the pandemic, we’ve seen considerable changes in the healthcare payments landscape. Now, with President Biden announcing a decision to end the public health emergency (PHE) in May, more changes are on the horizon.

Managing HK can enable guideline-recommended RAASi treatment.

 

 

The U.S. Patent Office recently issued a patent for a novel 3rd molar tooth bud ablation technology to TriAgenics, Inc. The Oregon-based oral health and development company is working to bring a 60-90 second treatment to market that will prevent wisdom teeth from forming.