Tag Archives: patient

Growing cyberattacks on hospitals may soon hit bottom lines, patient care: Fitch

Dive Brief: U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems have been under such relentless cyberattacks in recent months that it is beginning to be a threat to their bottom lines, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Fitch says the issue has become increasingly serious over the past 18 months, citing data from the firm Bitglass… Read More »

Mission Hospital McDowell Prioritizes Patient Safety at All Times, Lowers Risk with Proactive, Facility-Wide Approach

Carol Wolfenbarger By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE Patient safety is at the core of everything we do at Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM). In recognition of World Patient Safety Day (September 17), this month we’re highlighting the many layers of safety-oriented protocol and systems in place that exist here at MHM to create a safety… Read More »

Bangladesh orders five hospitals to prepare for possible COVID-19 patient influx

The facilities told to get ready are Lalkuthi Hospital in Mirpur, Dhaka Metropolitan General Hospital, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, DNCC COVID Isolation Centre in Mohakhali and Government Employee Hospital. The health ministry communicated the order to the Directorate General of Health Services on Monday. The directorate has been told to take immediate measures. The… Read More »

Sluggish patient volume could jeopardize hospitals repaying advanced Medicare funds, report suggests

Dive Brief: Though hospital volumes are expected to remain below pre-pandemic levels for quite some time, rebounding outpatient visits seem to be outpacing those for inpatient care or emergency department visits, according to a Transunion Healthcare survey of more than 500 hospitals. During the week of May 10-16, outpatient visits were down 31% and emergency… Read More »