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  • Could the Future of Health Care Include Fewer In-Person Physician Visits?

    Added on Jan 29, 2018

    By Andrea Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

    Health care consumers and providers can expect more and more non-traditional models of care to emerge as competitive differentiators in today's industry. To compete for consumers' dollars, providers may consider adopting a system of nonvisit care that enables them to "meet" patients where they are.

  • Making Connections: Nurturing the Engagement-Experience Link

    Added on Mar 30, 2017

    By Barbara Reilly, PhD, Senior Vice President, Employee, Nurse, and Physician Engagement

    Caregiver engagement is a powerful driver of the patient experience, but engagement and patient experience improvement efforts must work in concert to be optimally effective. Ensuring that engagement is properly connected to the patient experience requires understanding the possible areas of misalignment and providing the resources and support needed to address them.

  • Let's Talk About Pain

    Added on Mar 6, 2017

    By Christina Dempsey, Chief Nursing Officer

    As the media continue to focus on the very real opioid epidemic, we as care providers must stay ever mindful of the fact that our patients’ pain is also very real, and that we cannot subjugate one to fix the other. It is our job to better understand and help manage our patients’ pain.

  • Performance Principles that Transcend Politics

    Added on Jan 4, 2017

    By Dr. Thomas H. Lee, Chief Medical Officer

    Despite the uncertainty surrounding the future of health care financing with the change in presidential administrations, the imperative to meet patients’ needs and to do so efficiently remains the same.

  • A Video Tribute to Nurses' Fighting Spirit

    Added on May 12, 2016

    Registered nurse Rebecca Bogan at Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota created an inspirational video celebrating the fighting spirit of all of the caregivers on her team and the children they care for.

  • Health Care Safety Culture: The Role of Nurses

    Added on May 11, 2016

    Press Ganey Chief Nursing Officer Christina Dempsey offers her perspective on the vital role that nurse leaders and front-line nurses play in developing and sustaining a culture of safety in health care.

  • Teamwork and Collaboration Keep Hope Alive

    Added on Apr 14, 2016

    Innovation, technology, teamwork, collaboration and persistence have enabled caregivers and researchers to inspire hope in a young victim of a devastating injury.

  • Small Patients Need Big Safety and Reliability Goals

    Added on Apr 11, 2016

    The challenges, problems and concerns that influence the safety of pediatric care are different from those that contribute to harm in the adult care setting. Therefore, solutions and interventions must address and reflect these differences in order to protect children from serious, preventable harm.

  • The Pain Question: Experts Weigh In

    Added on Feb 16, 2016

    By Diana Mahoney, Editorial Director

  • How to Reduce Suffering: Commit to Zero Harm

    Added on Jan 29, 2016

    By Diana Mahoney, Editorial Director