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Managers, don’t make these mistakes when you onboard your new hire

Original Post on: https://www.fastcompany.com By: Meghan E. Butler —THE MUSE Making a new team member feel welcome can go a long way. Baptism by fire. Sink or swim. To the wolves! Call it what you want, but–generally speaking–this isn’t the most effective method to train a new employee. Really. For one thing, it does little to…

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Make Patients on the QI Team the Norm, Not the Exception

Original Post on: http://www.ihi.org By: IHI Multimedia Team Watch Related Video For the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), collecting patient satisfaction data doesn’t go far enough to engage patients in quality improvement (QI). In addition to gathering feedback, ELFT offers interested patients and their caregivers — who they call “service users” and “carers” — opportunities…

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Hospitals – Cyber Security – Device Connectivity

Original Post on: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog  By: Dan Costantino A CISO’s advice for securing connected medical devices Penn Medicine’s Dan Costantino recommends hospitals to get ahead of the issue, understand scope, and implement layers of cybersecurity to start. Phishing emails aimed to compromise employee credentials. Encryption used to prevent exposure of sensitive data in the event of accidental loss…

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11 Essential HR Metrics That Every Organization Should Know

Original Post on: https://www.inc.com By: Michael Schneider These metrics are key indicators of how well you’re managing your human capital. Although human resource departments don’t generate revenue, HR does manage your organization’s best competitive advantage — its people. It also can track key metrics that provide vital insights to help you make better human capital decisions and process improvements to realize their full potential. Here are…

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How To Figure Out If You’re In The Wrong Job

Original Post on: By: Stephanie Vozza There are five common motives that impact the type of job you should have. Ever have to psych yourself up to go to work? If that’s the case more often than not, your job might not align with your personal motives, says Carter Cast, author of The Right (and Wrong) Stuff:…

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Online Patient Reviews Good Predictor of Hospital Quality

Original Post on: https://www.medpagetoday.com By: Joyce Frieden Yelp compares favorably with more traditional quality measures WASHINGTON — If patients need to figure out which hospital or medical practice in their area is of the highest quality, they wouldn’t do too badly by looking online … at review sites like Yelp, several speakers said here Thursday. “We’re starting…

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10 Common Thank-You Note Mistakes That Can Cost You The Job Offer

Original Post on: https://www.fastcompany.com By: Daniel Bortz Sending a handwritten thank-you note is a totally outdated gesture–and possibly all it takes to give you an edge. In today’s fast-paced world of online job ads, mobile apps, and social media networking, does something as old-fashioned as a post-interview thank-you note still mean anything? In a word, yes. “A…

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NIH study: Superbugs flourish, pass on drug resistance in hospital wastewater systems

Original Post on: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com By: Paige Minemyer NIH study: Superbugs flourish, pass on drug resistance in hospital wastewater systems Hospital plumbing plays host to many antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which can share their resistances with other bacteria they meet in the sewage systems, according to a new study. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center collected samples from the…

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The Cost Of Infection

Original Post on: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com By: Matt Kuhrt Cost of antibiotic-resistant infections in U.S. tops $2B per year Antibiotic resistance adds more than $1,000 to the cost of treatment for a single patient, according to a new study. Multiply that by the estimated number of antibiotic-resistant infections, and costs run well over $2 billion per year. Regression analysis…

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CMS needs to improve how it measures quality of bundled payments

Original Post: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com By: Paige Minemyer Johns Hopkins researchers: CMS needs to improve how it measures quality of bundled payments Federal efforts to drive value through bundled payments are falling short of adequately measuring the quality of care provided to patients, researchers from Johns Hopkins said in a recent editorial. Led by Peter Pronovost, M.D., the…

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