The Geopolitical Complexities of Nuclear Development in Developing Countries

In a bid to become carbon neutral (and often to establish better energy security for their citizens), developing countries are exploring nuclear power. Within the past few years, several Southeast Asian countries have announced plans to develop new nuclear technology, including Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia; Malaysia has outlined a preliminary nuclear policy. Other … Continue reading “The Geopolitical Complexities of Nuclear Development in Developing Countries”

Health System Leaders Face Disruption and Uncertainty in 2024

Senior health care executives recently shared their predictions for both challenges and opportunities in the year ahead. They include persistent issues such as evolving business models, high labor costs, talent retention, and new factors including virtual nursing and customized patient experiences. The bottom line is that leaders in health systems will be navigating turbulence and … Continue reading “Health System Leaders Face Disruption and Uncertainty in 2024”

How to Build, Manage, and Maintain Strong Teams in the Modern Health Care Space

The working world post-COVID-19 looks a lot different, both in terms of how we work and what we do—which means that managers in leadership positions need to adapt to this new environment. “Everything’s changed. There’s a tremendous amount of burnout in the industry. We’re on the other side of the Great Resignation. We’re seeing a … Continue reading “How to Build, Manage, and Maintain Strong Teams in the Modern Health Care Space”

The Importance of Continual Improvement in Maintaining Nuclear Air Cleaning Systems

In the nuclear industry, a philosophy of continual improvement is crucial to protecting the health and safety of workers, the public, and the environment.   “Although nuclear incidents are few and far between, they can have catastrophic consequences,” says Ron Bellamy, Ph.D., Co-Program Director of the In-Place Filter Testing Workshop, a program offered for several decades by … Continue reading “The Importance of Continual Improvement in Maintaining Nuclear Air Cleaning Systems”

Why Physician Leaders Need Strong Conflict, Feedback and Negotiation Skills

In today’s complex health care setting, conflicts arise on a regular basis. That’s why physician leaders, health care team members and other stakeholders need strong conflict resolution, feedback and negotiation skills to help their organizations navigate challenging situations in the most effective way. This is key to creating supportive workplace environments where employees feel strong … Continue reading “Why Physician Leaders Need Strong Conflict, Feedback and Negotiation Skills”

A Holistic Approach to Occupational Safety and Health

Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene: Fundamentals for Health and Safety Professionals is a five-day program that has existed—in one form or another—for over 50 years, explains Louis J. DiBerardinis, M.S., Program Co-Director and instructor in industrial hygiene in the department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The program, intended for those who … Continue reading “A Holistic Approach to Occupational Safety and Health”

How Lab Design Can Affect Safety and Productivity

Ensuring safety in a laboratory environment should be a top priority. With so many moving parts to a laboratory’s daily function, important health and safety components can sometimes go overlooked. That can lead to significant threats to both laboratory employees and visitors.   “There’s a lot at stake,” says Janet Baum, Co-Program Director of Harvard T.H. … Continue reading “How Lab Design Can Affect Safety and Productivity”

A Blueprint for Health Care Leaders to Implement Quality Improvement Efforts

Women are dying in childbirth. Medication compliance is low among some populations. Hospital-acquired infections are on the rise in surgical units. People have long wait times to be seen in emergency departments. This is just a sampling of the myriad of challenges facing health systems today. Health care leaders and providers who are well-versed on … Continue reading “A Blueprint for Health Care Leaders to Implement Quality Improvement Efforts”

Strategies to Improve Black Maternal Health Outcomes and Advance Health Equity

The statistics around Black maternal health in the United States remain unsettling. In the U.S., Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. Black women are also two times more likely to experience severe maternal morbidity and 1.5 times more likely to have a preterm delivery, … Continue reading “Strategies to Improve Black Maternal Health Outcomes and Advance Health Equity”

Emerging Women Health Care Executives Require Juggling as a Key Competency

For women and those who identify as women in health care, being promoted to a first-time leadership position can be fraught with challenges. Statistically, women don’t put themselves forward and apply for management positions as often as men, and therefore, they continue to be underrepresented in leadership circles (even more so for women of color). … Continue reading “Emerging Women Health Care Executives Require Juggling as a Key Competency”