Tag Archives: hospitals

Rogue practitioners: What motivates them, and what can be done to protect patients?

Last month, it emerged that a German male nurse, currently serving a life sentence for the murder of two patients, is being investigated for 84 other suspected murder cases. If confirmed, this would make him Germany’s worst post-war serial killer. … Continue reading →

Health systems urged to be disruptors – Not disrupted

A record 3,000 U.S. (and beyond) hospital business and strategy leaders, attending the 2017 Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting in Chicago recently, heard recurring themes about how to create opportunities for health systems to thrive. The dual challenge: improve patient … Continue reading →

What Risks is Health Care’s Digital Revolution Opening it up to?

Health care is undergoing a digital revolution, driven by the need to increase efficiency, embrace digital technology and improve patient care. Yet the current pace, scale and complexity of technology adoption is putting health care providers at a significant risk … Continue reading →

Ebola Reveals Weaknesses in Provider Preparedness

quarantine travel

The world is in the midst of an officially declared public health emergency with the Ebola outbreak. Unfortunately the world has also discovered that—though we (health care) train and educate and write detailed disaster response plans—to date there have been … Continue reading →

Hidden Risks of Hospital Clinical Research

Dropper Into Vial

Hospitals can benefit from conducting clinical research in their facilities, but failure to identify and handle the risk exposures this research creates can cost millions of dollars. Continue reading →