We recently attended the HFMA Annual Conference, which took place from June 24 –27 at the Venetian-Palazzo Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas. Every year, the conference brings together executives from the healthcare sector, with the aim to lead and inspire their businesses – helping them solve complex issues by interacting with peers and industry leaders, and providing them with the right tools to influence change and address different challenges. This year’s conference was no different. The event provided some great networking and collaboration opportunities to those in attendance, while offering some key industry updates and insights on upcoming trends.
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If you read up on the comparisons between drunk driving and drowsy driving, you’ll find they’re both equally dangerous. Both conditions slow reaction time, and affect memory and the brain’s ability to process information.
Study after study confirms that exhaustion, like intoxication, impairs driving significantly. Here’s one that’s particularly compelling: After 17–19 hours without sleep, driving performance is equivalent to or worse than a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05%. After 24 hours of sleep deprivation, driving performance is as bad as (or worse than) a 0.1% blood alcohol concentration—well beyond the legal limit. At the 0.08% mark, across all states, you are considered drunk.
Planning well ahead for vehicle replacements and additions to your fleet can mean getting the right vehicles you need, on time, plus potential cost savings, so it’s definitely an exercise worth doing.
With in-car technology on the rise and now widely embraced, we are literally not far off from having a car like the fictional one that was imagined back in 1982 on the hit TV show Knight Rider. Autonomous cars now exist in real life, have collision avoidance technology, and they can talk to you (except the name is probably Siri, not K.I.T.T.)!
While in-car technology is still in the early stages, and early adopters are not too common, not everyone can benefit from these features from manufacturers. So in the meantime, those who don’t yet have “smart cars” can still use the technology built for drivers in the form of mobile apps.
High quality employees who are also safe and reliable drivers can be difficult to find. It’s important to remember that anyone you hire is an ambassador for your brand and your company. You want them to be a good fit for your culture and their role, but you also need them to be safe and vigilant on the road. So how do you go about finding these people? And once you do, how do you keep them around?