No Recess for Regulations

08/21/18
The House of Representatives has high-tailed it out of town for their annual August recess and the Senate will return next week to continue working through nominations and the government funding bills. That’s exactly as thrilling as it sounds, and normally, it’s a pretty quiet time here in Washington, DC. More

Taking the Sting Out of a Pharmacy System Disruption

08/21/18
Disasters come in many forms and the scenarios in each may differ, but oftentimes they result in the loss of vital computer access. When hospitals prepare for expected and unexpected downtime, plans often focus on the electronic health record (EHR) and are well suited for short duration events, those lasting 24 hours or less. More

2018 Vizient Research Institute Strategic Viewpoint Highlights Importance of Labor Productivity

08/21/18
Financial results in 2017 were a warning for many U.S. hospitals, as operating cash flow margins reached their lowest level in the last decade. Revenues are rising but costs are increasing faster, resulting in downward pressure on margins and reduced hospital liquidity. More

Ebb and Flow: How to Optimize Care in the ED as Patient Numbers Grow

08/21/18
Overcrowded emergency departments (EDs) with excruciatingly long wait times have become commonplace in our country’s health system today. That’s because EDs have taken on a much more expansive role in the provision of care than in years past. More