HEALTHCARE HIRING PERSPECTIVES BLOG

Study Finds Culture and Pride Matter Most to Healthcare Workers

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Some hospitals ask us to start our re-design of their hiring processes at the front-line. It’s logical. Front-line staff - nursing, nursing assistants, medical assistants, and patient care technicians spend more time with patients than anyone and drive the patient experience.


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Results Say Healthcare Assessments Predict Patient Safety & Satisfaction

Posted by  Bryan Warren


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Are Hospitals Really Serious About Safety?

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 

Select International works in every industry. I occasionally get to spend time with our “safety” team. They are psychologists and consultants with a deep understanding of how companies address safety. Most other industries are primarily concerned with the safety of their employees, as opposed to healthcare, where employee safety is important, but patient safety is paramount.


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Three Behaviors that can Improve Patient Safety

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 

A recent study in the Journal of Patient Safety found that as many as 400,000 patients each year suffer some type of preventable harm in a hospital that contributes to their death. This, after 15 years of a supposed focus on improving hospital safety. Hospital groups have challenged the data, but the fact that we are debating whether we’ve made gains is a bad sign. Experts in a recent Senate hearing recommended that we continue to:


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Doctor and Nurse Bullying Puts Patients at Risk

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 


Healthcare reform has everyone focused on outcomes. The concept of value-based purchasing means that payers will no longer pay for the volume of care, but for the quality of care. Every system and provider is looking for ways to improve the patient experience and clinical outcomes. This usually starts with new technology and new processes but evidence shows that process and technology solutions are useless without attention to the human element. Here are a few examples:


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Talent Strategies that Drive Organizational Culture, Patient Safety and Accountable Care – Please Join Us!

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Editor's note: this event has already taken place.


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Hospital Safety Grades Fail to Improve – What’s Missing?

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 


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Three Steps to Creating a Patient Safety Nursing Culture

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 

Whether it’s outright disruptive behavior or the inability to consistently comply with procedures, the behaviors of nurses and staff can put patients at risk. These behaviors are pervasive and, apparently, tolerated.


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Healthcare Hiring Assessments and Patient Safety

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 


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Patient and Nurse Safety - Lessons from Captain Sully

Posted by  Bryan Warren

We talk about 'safety' in healthcare in two distinct, but related, contexts:


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