When many people think about hospital food, they often think about prepackaged Jell-O, some form of mystery meat, and a made-from-the-box starch, and all of it prepared in a hidden underground cafeteria.
The 2019 Clinician/Trustee/CEO Conference took place September 4-6, 2019, at the Four Seasons Resort Dallas in Irving, Texas. Since it first began almost 30 years ago, this annual conference has become the flagship event for Members.
To the patient base they serve, independent and rural hospitals are more than just medical centers. They are cornerstones of smaller communities – not only providing health care services, but also contributing to the local economy. However, with more large, multi-national corporations entering the healthcare space and edging out smaller institutions in terms of market share, these independent organizations are struggling to maximize efficiencies, control costs and stay sustainable as independent hospitals or smaller health systems.
To strengthen TPC’s efforts to enhance Members’ financial, clinical and operations performance from a virtual system perspective, TPC has established its Clinical Steering Committee (CSC).
Essential in diagnosing patients, blood tests provide a wealth of information regarding a patient’s health. But as the price for phlebotomy products continues to rise, hospitals are seeking ways to cut expenses in this vital category.
Today, healthcare and technology have fully merged, delivering the capability to collect and analyze data that can be leveraged to improve patient care.