Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach to Health

Research estimates that between 50-60 percent of U.S. adults have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives and greater than 33 percent of youths exposed to community violence will experience PTSD as a result. Trauma may include emotional,...

Value-Based Payment Update

In an effort to control soaring federal healthcare spending and improve the quality of care,[i] value-based payment (VBP) models reimburse healthcare providers according to measurable performance (quality, patient experience, cost), rather than the volume of services...

Protecting Workers from Workplace Violence in the ED

Emergency department (ED) workers are frequently targets of violence.  One recent study showed that 55 percent of ED nurses experienced physical violence and/or verbal abuse from a patient or a visitor over a single one-week period. PCTs, security, technologists,...

Collaborating to Transform Ambulatory Care At Brookdale

“Ambulatory care has a primary role in keeping people healthy so that they don’t need to go to the hospital,” said 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers’ East Executive Vice President Joyce Neil to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center’s new ambulatory care...

Streamlining Supply Management at Northwell Health

As healthcare workers know well, hospitals require a myriad of supplies for patient care–everything from gloves and syringes to surgical supplies. As health care systems consolidate, they are trending toward self-distribution operations, which allows for greater...