HealthTrust helps facilities realize benefits in prioritizing hospital waste reduction Facility managers can become easily overwhelmed when tasked with safely reducing facility waste. For starters, implementing sustainability initiatives can look incredibly different given the healthcare facility, the population it serves and the waste stream management protocol that may or may not already be in place. […]
Streamline your building equipment/systems and materials procurement for new construction and renovation projects as well as routine maintenance.
The Value of a Seamless Integration How RWJBarnabas Health transformed its supply chain operations before, during and after a merger On April 1, 2016, Barnabas Health merged with Robert Wood Johnson Health System to create RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s most comprehensive healthcare system with 11 acute care hospitals, one behavioral health hospital, and a medical staff […]
A patient-centered culture is at the epicenter of the patient experience Hospitals and healthcare organizations are rethinking the experience they provide to patients. Today, they’re taking cues from the hospitality sector and other industries where customer experience is best-in-class and focused on providing choice. By building state-of-the-art facilities and offering outstanding customer service and amenities […]
In today’s complex healthcare environment, including one of the largest nurse shortages in history, labor often presents the greatest challenges. An aging population, coupled with higher overall usage of healthcare services, will continue to escalate the need for qualified medical professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for registered nurses is […]
Hospital food often gets a bad rap—most people think of bland mashed potatoes, jello and mystery meat when they picture a patient’s food tray. While that reputation may have been grounded in reality at one time, today’s hospitals and healthcare systems are making a conscious effort to implement guidelines, programs and initiatives to ensure the […]
Physicians have mixed and, in some cases, impassioned feelings about gainsharing—incentive-based payments made by hospitals to physicians who help them reduce inpatient costs and improve care outcomes through increased use of best practices. Gainsharing is a key feature of bundled payment programs, most notably models being tested by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]