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...

LMP Supports the Brooklyn Workers’ Council

As we reported last year, Brooklyn’s healthcare infrastructure is undergoing a major transformation as Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center unite into one system. The new entity, called One...

Walking for Wellness at MSBI

Sitting for long periods of time is a health hazard.  Sedentary behavior has been linked to higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and early death, leading experts to call sitting the “new smoking.”  To encourage more physical activity among Mount Sinai Beth Israel...