Ensuring OR Staff Preparedness
Sponsored by Surgical Directions
Lee Hedman, Senior Vice President of service-delivery and implementation projects at Surgical Directions, discusses the cost associated with surgery delays and how to correct OR staff and surgeon behavior.
Clinical and Financial Consequences of Patient Misidentification and How to Avoid Them
Sponsored by Imprivata
92% of patient identification errors are caused by inpatient registration mistakes, with consequences ranging from medical errors to adverse effects on the hospital's bottom line. In this podcast, Imprivata's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sean Kelly, and the leader of the Imprivata PatientSecure product group, David Wiener, discuss how patient identification errors occur and what hospitals can do to prevent them.
The Most Challenging Issues Facing Health Systems Today
Sponsored by Accretive Health
Join Dr. Emad Rizk, President and CEO of Accretive Health, as he shares his thoughts on some of the most important questions in healthcare. In this podcast, Dr. Rizk addresses some of the most challenging issues facing health systems today, and fills us in on what issue he'd solve overnight if given the opportunity to do so.
Workfore Preparedness: The RN-to-BSN Degree Pathway
Sponsored by Capella University
Capella University’s Competency-Based FlexPath Nursing Program allows registered nurses to complete their Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in as little as 12 to 18 months by leveraging the knowledge and skills gained during their professional practice and allowing them to focus on the new competencies they need to practice at the top of their profession. The opportunity to move at a flexible pace through the program and potentially experience significant cost savings is especially meaningful for registered nurses balancing professional and personal responsibilities.
Discussing Long Term Sustainability Within Process Management
Sponsored by Surgical Directions
Alecia Torrance, Dr. McBrien and Dr. Grant are of the belief that Culture trumps process every time. They believe there are proven methodologies and approaches to build internal consensus, create a burning platform, and incorporate staff that perform the daily work to design best practice standards to remove variability in process, improve overall clinical outcomes, and to improve both surgeon and patient satisfaction. In this podcast, they will discuss how a large system, that blends both employed and private practice physicians, has broken through the ‘that’s how we always have done it’ mentality’ to create and foster an environment that is not content with the status quo and continuously striving for excellence.
The Rise of the OB-ED
Sponsored by TeamHealth
In this podcast, Renee Nelson, Vice President of Operations, TeamHealth, discusses the rise of the OB-ED and the potential benefits it brings to both patients and providers.
Socioeconomic Factors Related to Readmissions
Sponsored by Truven Health Analytics
In this podcast, David Foster, Lead Scientist of the Center for Healthcare Analytics, Truven Health and Brian Waterman, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Truven Health, discuss socioeconomic factors related to readmissions, and how access to data can help achieve and maintain organization-wide improvements.
Moving Toward Value-Based Care
Sponsored by Optum
Providers and payers are increasingly entering into value-based contracts to align incentives to improve quality and reduce costs. In this podcast, Miles Snowden, MD, CMO of Optum, discusses best practices for aligning providers to succeed in a value-based world.
Healthcare Outsourcing Trends
Sponsored by Johnson Controls
Hospitals and health systems are increasingly outsourcing services in building operations, maintenance, facilities management, food, janitorial and other areas, but the trend is sometimes met with resistance from various stakeholders. In this podcast, Steve Herbst, vice president and general manager of Global WorkPlace Solutions at Johnson Controls, discusses how outsourcing isn't necessarily a "dirty word" and in fact can be used to improve the efficiency and sustainability of healthcare providers.
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