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The following whitepapers have been made available to readers of Becker's Hospital Review. Click on the category below to see the whitepaper available on that topic.


Health IT

Hospital Finance

Organizational Culture & Performance

Process Improvement

Physician Integration

Workforce & Labor Management




Health IT

Title: Is BYOD Right for your Hospital?                        Vocera Logo 2014

Source: Vocera                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Policies around mobile device use inside and outside the clinical setting have become a must address issue. This in-depth report provides answers to key questions about the use of personal devices in clinical situations and is a must read.

Click here to access this paper.



Process Improvement

Title: Streamline Anesthesia To Ensure Financial SuccessSomnia

Source: Somnia Anesthesia

In today's healthcare marketplace, having a traditional anesthesia operation in place may prove detrimental to hospitals that do not adapt and evolve. With vast complexities and lack of accountability plaguing traditional anesthesia, many hospitals are finding it difficult to compete and to continue successful, efficient operations. Our latest anesthesia resource, "Modernizing Anesthesia in a Changing Healthcare Marketplace," presents a four-step guideline that anesthesia providers should follow to transform, modernize and manage anesthesia departments.

By downloading this resource, you will learn:

- How the current direction of healthcare is effecting your bottom line
- The problems caused by the overwhelming complexities of traditional anesthesia
- The concept of modernizing anesthesia services to increase accountability and enhance data reporting measures
Crucial points of consideration when exploring anesthesia management options

Click here to automatically download a copy of this must-read resource.



Title: Transforming the Hospital OR Surgical-Directions-logo

Source: Surgical Directions

Strong surgery department performance is critical to creating a sustainable hospital business model. Unfortunately, most ORs struggle with a “negative performance cascade”—a chain of efficiency, cost and physician satisfaction problems that ends in poor financial outcomes. The good news is that even struggling ORs can turn around quickly.

This white paper shows how Memorial Regional Hospital in Florida engineered a one-year OR turnaround. Learn how the hospital:
•    Created a physician-led governance body that provided powerful OR leadership
•    Used pre-op process improvements to cut cancellations by more than half
•    Crafted a block time schedule system that boosted OR utilization by 79%
•    Created an OR culture and environment that increased surgeon satisfaction
•    Achieved OR revenue gains that increased the hospital’s net margin by $3 million

Download the white paper here.


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Title: Can Your Hospital Afford Not to Implement a Comprehensive Credentialing Program?

Source: IntelliCentrics

The cost of credentialing is significant, but not credentialing could cost your hospital even more. Managing the credentials of all hospital employees and commercial visitors can mean high administrative costs. In fact, a comprehensive credentialing program costs an average-sized hospital $1 million a year. However, failure to manage these processes leaves patients at greater health and safety risks, while exposing hospitals to major financial risks. Upon closer examination, while the cost of credentialing is significant, the cost of NOT credentialing can be five times as great. Click here to access whitepaper.



Hospital Finance

Title: The Power of Strong Financial Risk Management in Healthcare Organizations

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

In an exclusive roundtable, five healthcare CFOs and two finance experts discuss risk management challenges and solutions and the impact of trends including consolidation and new capital spending initiatives. As they look to adapt to seismic shifts in the healthcare industry, hospital and health system CFOs must stay focused and trust their instincts when it comes to managing risks for their organizations.Click here to access.


Title: Intangible Assets in Healthcare

Source: HealthCare Appraisers Incorporated

It is fairly common for the majority of a healthcare business’s value to be attributed to intangible assets. HealthCare Appraisers’ Whitepaper: Intangible Assets in Healthcare helps buyers and sellers develop a working knowledge of intangible assets, their role in buy/sell transactions and licensing arrangements, and how they are valued.  Covered topics include Certificates of Need, workforce in place, non-competition covenants, personal goodwill, intellectual property licensing, and trade names and trademarks. Click here to access whitepaper.


 Organizational Culture Performance 

Title: Building Collaboration in Healthcare Senior Teams

Source: Select International

The U.S. healthcare system is facing a period of unprecedented change – both in scope and pace. Healthcare senior leaders are feeling the pressure. Those organizations with a leadership team capable of functioning as a cohesive, collaborative group are at an advantage. Those who can’t, will struggle and fail.  Other industries have taken a more deliberate approach to selecting and developing leaders, and a culture of collaboration. Healthcare needs to catch up – quickly. Click here to access whitepaper.


Workforce & Labor Management

Title: Case Study: South Shore Hospital – Improving Productivity and Competitive Position Through Integrated Paid-Time-Off and Short-Term Disability Programs

Source: Towers Watson

In 2012, South Shore Hospital decided to replace its outdated sick-bank policy with a contemporary, integrated paid-time-off (PTO) and disability program. In 2013, the Weymouth, Massachusetts hospital launched a new program that has significantly increased productivity among its 4,000 employees and delivered an eye-popping savings projected to be $1.7 million annually. Making the outcome even more valuable in the eyes of Chief Human Resources Officer Bob Wheeler, the transition to the new program was completed in only six months, with very few bumps in the road and with the approval of long-term employees who had benefited most from the old system. Download the whitepaper here.


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