Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Trends in Health Care from a Facility Perspective

Magazine article Health Facilities Management

Trends in Health Care from a Facility Perspective

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Two new ASHE monographs tackle important health care topics: patients' perceptions of their care and managing medical equipment.

With the transition from volume-based to value-based reimbursement and a greater focus on new models of care and population health, hospitals and health care organizations are intent on finding even more ways to improve the patient care experience.

Facility professionals affect the patient experience in several ways, from providing natural light to keeping patient rooms at comfortable temperatures. The new monograph "HCAHPS Scores, the Patient Experience, and the Affordable Care Act from the Facility Perspective" explores the ways physical environments affect patient satisfaction.

Author Lynn Kenney, ASHE senior analyst for advocacy, provides the terminology, research and resources needed for facility professionals to understand the HCAHPS program. It includes improvements health care organizations across the country have made, providing inspiration to facility professionals looking to help their organizations improve the patient experience.

In the second new monograph from ASHE, "Risk Assessment of Medical Equipment," author John Collins, FASHE, HFDP, explores risk assessment of medical equipment--a key part of the Joint Commission's Environment of Care Management Plans. …

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