A rehab program is only as good as its staff. Acquiring, retaining and keeping rehab talent engaged is critical for
program effectiveness. Staffing issues can burden providers with additional costs and make it hard for them to
deliver a consistently high quality of care, but there are key strategies to help relieve the staffing burden.
The medical industry is facing a growing talent shortage. Recent estimates predict that America will be short of
more than 130,000 doctors by 2025.1 Specialized departments will suffer especially high shortage rates.
If healthcare providers want to minimize the impact of this shortage, they must optimize their recruitment and
retention practices. This guide details the best strategies for making that happen.
Many healthcare providers are seeking support from dedicated rehabilitation partners. Receiving support from a third-party team of rehab experts enables healthcare providers to reach the highest levels of performance in this niche and highly-regulated space. While the landscape has never been as challenging, there is also great opportunity. When identifying a rehabilitation partner, there are five key qualities that indicate long-term success.
This article outlines how rehab partners can support healthcare providers, the key qualities to look for in a partner and the top questions to ask a potential partner.
The use of wristbands to identify hospital patients has been a standard practice for well over half a century. Handwritten, typed or printed, wristbands were originally created to provide an easy way for caregivers to verify identity at any point along the patient’s healthcare journey. From newborns in the delivery area to geriatric patients in rehabilitation, everyone got a wristband. And that’s how things worked until the introduction of barcode technology.
By putting barcodes on hospital wristbands, healthcare facilities can leverage a host of connected technologies to improve safety and quality of care. It’s also the most effective way to comply with the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) to “Improve the accuracy of patient identification,” which the Joint Commission has included in its annual goals since 2003.
Studies indicate strong patient and family engagement in clinical care positively contributes to a favorable experience, as well as improved health outcomes and reduced costs. Learn how incorporating technology into patient engagement initiatives can better position providers to overcome the challenges of today’s healthcare environment.
In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environment, providers are faced with more challenges than ever when running acute rehabilitation programs. From treating the right patient at the right time to costly reimbursement battles, there is no shortage of issues that can interfere with delivering the best level of care. Addressing these problems is especially urgent when it comes to treating highly acute patients. To succeed, providers must learn strategies for overcoming the two most daunting obstacles: patient access and reimbursement. This guide examines the best practices for meeting these challenges.
Throughout its operations, Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has embraced technology as a means of enhancing resident safety and independence, and staff productivity. The facility had been a satisfied user of STANLEY Healthcare’s WatchMate wander management system for many years, but in 2010, Vice President of Senior Services Gerard Kaiser and his team embarked on a review of Broadlawn Manor’s wander management needs and took the decision to migrate to a new generation of technology with greater functionality.
Read this case study to learn how Long Island Nursing & Rehabilitation Center achieves more accurate, convenient and efficient wander management with RoamAlert® Solution.
Mobility is sweeping across the enterprise. Consider a company like Kindred Healthcare, which has boosted the productivity of its rehabilitation therapists and the accuracy of its patient records through the use of mobile devices.