HROs: Creating the Gold Standard

As the political landscape and patient expectations continue to change, committing to processes that concentrate on superior care and risk mitigation is critical. Maintaining Highly Reliable Organization (HRO) status is not only a goal for healthcare organizations, it’s required for sustaining competitiveness.

Organizations that are renowned for upholding this gold standard almost always have commonalities in how they approach their processes. Here are some traits we find in the most successful HROs:

Benefits of Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare Leadership

As the expectations of quality healthcare change, progressive leaders are now looking beyond the traditionally myopic patient-care standards to provide a holistic approach to patient outcomes. This approach considers not only the patient’s state of well being, but also the care provider. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to use one’s own emotions to positively manage high-stress situations and overcome challenges. For medical professionals, this can translate into the ability to better communicate and empathize with their patients and coworkers, as well as harness their internal stress and approach problems with a clear, open mind.

High-Tech Healthcare: Trends For 2018

Leveraging innovative technology has become more of a requirement for healthcare organizations to remain competitive with patient expectations. As healthcare IT continues to rapidly advance, identifying a solution that adds value and drives profit can be a daunting task, not to mention the hassle of transitioning internal processes.

As we head into the new year, let’s take a look at a few trends that we expect to shape the way we approach, and manage patient care.

Leadership: Thriving Through Transition

When it comes to the healthcare industry, one thing is certain: things will never stop changing. From the introduction of new technology to improving best practice standards, our industry is constantly evolving. It’s up to our leaders to manage these changes in the right way, and at the right pace.

Here are a few tips to help leaders navigate their teams and organizations through any transition

Reducing Physician Mistakes by Reducing Stress

Stress impacts everything–from our bodies to our minds–and it can even cause changes in behavior.

Physically, it can cause headaches, stomach problems, and difficulty sleeping. Mentally, it can affect our mood, making us feel anxious, restless, and overwhelmed. It can even play a role in our behavior, causing emotional outbursts, withdrawal, and changes in eating habits.

What else can stress do? It can cause us to make mistakes, like venting to the stranger at the deli, over-analyzing minor details, procrastinating important responsibilities, and making hasty decisions.

How Digital Innovation is Changing Healthcare

In a world where everything is “smart,” it’s no surprise that the healthcare industry is reaping the benefits of digital innovation. Not only has it allowed for more efficiency and better care within our organizations, it’s given us the tools we need to ensure that our patients live longer, healthier lives.

Here are a few of the latest digital trends that have the potential to revolutionize the way we do healthcare.

4 Challenges Facing Healthcare Executives in 2017

From emerging technology to value-based compensation to the debate surrounding health insurance, being an executive in today’s healthcare environment can be incredibly challenging, to say the least.

Here are a few of the biggest challenges executives are facing right now, as well as tips for overcoming them.

Is Negativity Infecting Your Workplace?

Differences in opinion, ideas and beliefs are all a part of a healthy workplace. But how do you differentiate between differing beliefs and negativity?

Negativity can be seen in attitude, the way one communicates, and their behavior towards colleagues. Negativity in the workplace can affect—and infect—the entire team, decreasing productivity, attention and performance.

Here are a few ways to eliminate negativity and help your team excel!

9 Signs That You Are Emotionally Intelligent

Intelligence can be measured in many ways: academically, socially, culturally and emotionally. Emotional intelligence is defined by one’s ability to be able to monitor the emotions of others as well as their own.

Here is a guide to help you see if you are emotionally intelligent. 

Why You Need A Physician Leadership Program

The relationship between hospitals and physicians is complex to say the least. What appears to be a seamlessly working relationship from the outside often feels more like a tangled web to those intertwined within the healthcare system.

You’ve been hyper-focused on physician engagement, and as healthcare finds its home in a value-based system, encouraging physician engagement is more important than ever. With that said, physician engagement isn’t the only piece of the puzzle when it comes to integrating physicians into your system, and one of the key pieces you might be missing is physician leadership development.