Keeping Everyday Emergencies From Derailing Healthcare Delivery & Profitability

Keeping Everyday Emergencies From Derailing Healthcare Delivery & Profitability

Everyday emergencies — whether during a crisis or calmer times — can wreak havoc on hospital operations, patient experience, and reimbursements. That’s especially true as we navigate the lingering effects of a pandemic that won’t go away anytime soon. A while ago, we were contacted by a local hospital serving more than 50 counties in…

Securing patients, healthcare workers when resources are strained

It’s tough to overstate the magnitude of stress, risks and obstacles hindering healthcare workers today. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, healthcare organizations have no choice but to get creative, make the most of dwindling resources, and find ways to ease pressures on staff without sacrificing patient care and safety. In this post, we’ll focus on…

How Hospitals Use Mass Communications to Improve Operations and Patient Experience

How Hospitals Use Mass Communications to Improve Operations and Patient Experience

Mass notifications are often associated with emergency response, but a growing number of healthcare providers are finding that mass communications tools are essential for improving daily operations, patient experience, and safety – the basis for critical satisfaction scores and reimbursement levels. Consider, for example, some of the challenges hospitals told us they’ve struggled with: Nurse…

Campus Safety: Emergency Notification Survey by Schools, Healthcare Facilities

Campus Safety: Emergency Notification Survey by Schools, Healthcare Facilities

Just a few days ago, Campus Safety released the results of its 2017 Emergency Notification Survey. Respondents included more than 1,000 security professionals from the healthcare and education realms, sharing challenges and successes they’ve experienced with mass notifications. Just over half of respondents (51%) are planning or considering the purchase of notification solutions in the…

Planning for an Active Shooter in Your Healthcare Facility

Planning for an Active Shooter in Your Healthcare Facility

Violence in healthcare settings is underreported and growing, warns the Joint Commission. The accreditation body, which audits healthcare providers’ compliance with regulatory mandates, recently updated an alert it first issued in 2010 on preventing violence in healthcare settings. In that alert, the Joint Commission highlighted top failures by healthcare providers that contributed to violent incidents…

Survey: Mass Notification Trends in Healthcare, Education

Survey: Mass Notification Trends in Healthcare, Education

Ever wonder what other schools or healthcare facilities are doing on emergency communications and mass notification trends? What’s working, what’s a headache, and how they’re investing their money? From time to time, the folks at Campus Safety survey campus security and emergency management professionals on their emergency response investments, obstacles, and strategies. The latest survey,…

Emergency Response: Considerations in a Healthcare Setting

Emergency Response: Considerations in a Healthcare Setting

When disasters happen — whether natural or man-made — communities look to healthcare facilities to for emergency response to mobilize resources, care for the ill and injured, and coordinate relief and recovery efforts, says the American Hospital Association (AHA). In its “Prepared to Care” report, AHA analyzed published studies, data sets, interviews with healthcare professionals…