Whitepapers - Now Available for Download

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.



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Process Improvement


selectinternationalTitle: A Looming Leadership Talent Crisis

Source: Select International 

Effective leadership today requires a unique mix of skills – mostly behavioral, including high levels of emotional intelligence, relationship-building, communication, strategic thinking, and change management. Healthcare can learn from the progressive leadership talent strategies used in other industries, starting with defining the skills required today, and tomorrow, and then measuring and developing the most important behavioral skills, in candidates and incumbents. This paper also explores the characteristics of successful succession planning efforts. 

Click here to download this whitepaper. 


Healthcare IT logoTitle: Recruit, Hire and Retain an Epic-Skilled IT Team

Source: Healthcare IT Leaders

With Epic Systems at the center of your patient care strategy, you want to hire the best to build and operate your software. But where do you find them, what should pay them, and how can you retain them? Our eBook has the answers with expert advice from hiring managers at Scripps Health, UC Irvine and other leading Epic hospitals. Find tips to:

  • Build a Detailed Epic Hiring Plan
  • Benchmark Epic Compensation
  • Fill Gaps with Skilled Consultants
  • Recruit Tough to Fill Epic Roles
  • Retain Key Personnel

Our guide is ideal for C-Suite, IT and HR executives and anyone with responsibility for recruiting and hiring Epic professionals.

Click here to download this whitepaper. 


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Title: Clinically Integrated Networks: A Framework for Clinical and Financial Success

Source: URAC 

This whitepaper interviews St. Vincent’s Health Partners, Phoenix Children’s Care Network, Seattle Children’s Care Network, Monument Health, and Advanced Health Select to reveal how these organizations tackled the challenges, decreased costs, and improved care coordination and patient access. Learn how these clinically integrated networks: 

  • Engage physicians to help reduce unnecessary ER visits
  • Show strong commitment to collaborating with and supporting physicians
  • Use a centralized approach to improving patient access
  • Enable data analysis across the network to identify treatment and utilization trends, barriers to access, and cost trends
  • Ensure alignment with FTC regulations
  • Leverage URAC accreditation to negotiate with payers

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


Title: Better ROI for Emergency Psychiatric Services

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Source: Specialists On Call

This whitepaper explains how Specialists on Call (SOC) psychiatrists have helped increase reversals of involuntary commitments, further reducing costs and improving outcomes for our partner hospitals. SOC psychiatrists have conducted more than 75,000 consults as of July 2017, with a response time to video averaging 65 minutes. Consider that:

  • One in eight ED patients has a mental health or substance abuse problem
  • Nationwide average ED boarding times 8-34 hours
  • Average boarding costs alone are $2,264
  • Shortage of psychiatrists worsening

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


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Title: HIPAA Compliance: Important Fundamentals You Need to Know

Source: Atlantic.Net

This e-book is essentially a Mega-Guide on HIPAA Hosting, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. First, we take a broad look at the basics of HIPAA; the roles of covered entities and business associates; and the related issue of HITECH compliance. Second, we discuss actionable steps to achieve compliance – closing with a straightforward and practical checklist.
  • Learn about the HIPAA Hosting Fundamentals
  • Get a free HIPAA E-book
  • HIPAA Compliant Hosting checklist included

Click here to download the whitepaper. 



Title: ASCs at a Tipping Point: The New Reality of Surgical Services for Health Systems

Source: ECG Management Consultants

This white paper outlines the key issues driving change in the surgery landscape and movement toward the ASC model, and offers three high-level strategic options to consider as hospital-based surgery continues to be threatened by a combination of regulatory, financial, and competitive forces.

Click here to download the whitepaper.


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Title: Improving Hospital Performance Through Clinical Integration

Source: TeamHealth

In the typical hospital, clinical service lines operate as silos; distinct entities working independently from each other and failing to maximize the value of coordination and collaboration. Ideally, important service lines such as emergency medicine, hospital medicine and anesthesiology should work together throughout the patient experience to improve clinical quality and patient safety, optimize the hospital’s financial performance, and improve patient satisfaction. This white paper will show you how clinical integration can be maximized in your hospital, the benefits of aligning your important service lines, and the results that have been achieved at hospitals who have successfully navigated the process of clinical integration.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

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Title: Leveraging Innovation in the Microbiology Lab to Unlock Hidden Profits

Source: BD

Hospitals across the United States face many challenges, including antimicrobial resistance, healthcare associated infections and sepsis which all contribute to increasing costs throughout the healthcare system while negatively impacting patient outcomes. However, there are innovative new technologies available to the microbiology laboratory that can contribute to solving these challenges. These technologies provide earlier, accurate results that enable physicians, pharmacy and infection control professionals to collaborate to ensure that patients receive the appropriate therapy as soon as possible or infections are prevented in the first place.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


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Title: Inpatient & Beyond: The Post-Acute Care Conundrum

Source: Premier

While 85 percent of health system leaders are interested in creating or expanding partnerships with preferred and local post-acute care providers, 9 out of 10 report they may experience challenges in creating these partnerships. In this new guide, Premier discusses how to effectively use new tools, data, case studies and other resources to improve the post-acute network development process, and replicate and scale successful strategies.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


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Title: Fix Emergency Department Overcrowding, Wait Times, and Throughput

Source: Schumacher Clinical Partners

Emergency department overcrowding and lengthy wait times are nothing new. But with the advent of the Affordable Care Act and resultant rise in ED volume, overcrowding and wait times are getting increasingly worse. The phenomenon is not only costly for your hospital but also compromises care quality, patient experience, outcomes, and physician productivity and satisfaction. In this white paper, we’ll show you three common ED flow impediments and efficiency tricks to improve:

  • Lab testing and radiology
  • Physician and advanced practice provider flow
  • Systematic workflow issues

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


Roi logo rgbTitle: Supply Chain Optimization: How Mercy Health Leaders Took an Idea on a Napkin to $1B in Savings — and Are Now Doing it for Others

Source: ROi

Many healthcare executives are identifying the supply chain as an area of strategic opportunity to cut costs and improve the bottom line, but they don't always have the right tools to do so. Resource Optimization & Innovation (ROi) has managed the end-to-end supply chain for St. Louis-based Mercy for 15 years, helping the 43-hospital health system save more than $1 billion. Learn how ROi is now sharing this knowledge and experience through a uniquely integrated supply chain and group purchasing model to help other healthcare providers recognize similar operational improvements and cost savings.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 



Title: Double Your Ambulatory Platform by 2020

Source: Regent Surgical Health

Outpatient strategy is key to providing value-based care and Regent Surgical Health shows how health systems can double their ambulatory platform in their latest white paper, which answers four key questions:

  • What is your managed care strategy?
  • What are your current assets?
  • What’s missing?
  • Can you execute?

Click here to download the whitepaper. 



IAC logoTitle: Lowering the Burden of Adult Disease, One Shot at a Time

Source: Immunization Action Coalition

The National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit's white paper, "Lowering the Burden of Disease, One Shot at a Time," examines barriers hospitals and health systems face when trying to increase adult immunization rates as well as opportunities for advancements, such as data transparency and immunization measures.

This report outlines:

  • Contributors to the low U.S. adult immunization rate;
  • Industry expert insight into key challenges pushing adult vaccination programs to the wayside;
  • Examples of three health systems boosting adult immunizations; 
  • And opportunities for accelerating vaccination efforts, with six action items for healthcare systems to leverage to boost adult immunization rates.

Click here to download the whitepaper.



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Title: Real-world Insights & Economic Considerations in Type 2 Diabetes

Source: Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.

Large claims databases offer a unique opportunity to examine year-to-year trends in diabetes population management. Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc., sponsored a study conducted by Milliman, a well-known source of actuarial expertise to the healthcare industry, to develop this whitepaper, which highlights the relationship between glycemic control and medication adherence.

Download the paper to discover:

  • Trends in HbA1c and diabetes drug adherence
  • Challenge of sustaining glycemic control and diabetes drug adherence over time
  • Association between healthcare costs and HbA1c levels
  • Correlation between glycemic control and medication adherence, including drug therapy characteristics

Click here to download the whitepaper.


Title: Quantifying the ROI of Performance Management in Value-Based Healthcare Modelsquantros

Source: Quantros 

Independent research and in-depth interviews of Quantros hospital and integrated health system clients of varying sizes looked at specific value drivers, benefits and ROI associated with their adoption of Quality Management and Performance Analytics Solutions. These interviews revealed three top quality and performance management challenges associated with meeting clinical quality measures requirements and evaluating clinical and financial performance in inpatient healthcare settings.

This paper will address:

  • The implications of value-based care models impacting America’s healthcare system
  • The study findings and examples of ROI realized by Quantros clients
  • How hospitals and health systems can maximize clinical and financial performance in the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care models.



Microsoft LogoTitle: Cybersecurity in Health: Using a trusted cloud solution to help ensure data is managed, protected, private, and compliant

Source: Microsoft

Too many organizations don’t realize how sophisticated cyberattacks have become. Hackers are no longer mischievous high school kids hiding in their parents’ basements. They are well organized, with tools in their arsenals that include easily obtainable software development kits—complete with product support.

Microsoft protects customers through both secure development and secure operations practices, going beyond certification requirements with an Operational Security Assurance framework and dedicated cybersecurity teams.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


RelayHealth Full Color Logo (1)Title: Achieving Interoperability: Charting the course for a more connected future

Source: RelayHealth

Healthcare needs data exchange that is truly interoperable, beyond the limitations of what many providers now experience. We must move from our silos and combine clinical, financial and operational data so clinicians and patients can receive information that is relevant and timely.

Download this white paper to learn about:

  • Peron-centered interoperability
  • Interoperability as a culture
  • Signs of a stronger future

Click here to download the whitepaper.

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Title: 4 Ways to Protect and Recover from Ransomware Attacks

Souce: Commvault

Ransomware has become an easy source of revenue for cyber criminals, and the number of ransomware incidents targeting healthcare is on the rise. 

This whitepaper will provide guidance on the following:

  • Creating an information security program
  • Implementing best practices to protect your data
  • Employing effective backup strategies
  • Educating your staff on how to best protect critical data

Click here to download this whitepaper. 


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Title: Research Findings: Strong Collaboration Between Clinical and IT Leaders Supports Better Safety and Quality

Source: Vocera

HIMSS Analytics surveyed IT and clinical leaders at HIMSS17 to find out how health systems select and deploy IT systems.

In this report, you’ll learn:

  • Who decides which clinical arenas get IT attention
  • How clinical and IT leaders collaborate to identify requirements
  • How much IT leaders consult with frontline teams to understand real-world workflows
  • How hospitals measure the clinical value of IT systems

Click here to download the whitepaper. 



Title: Scalable Data: The Facts and Why You Need It Now

Source: RelayHealth

There was a time when healthcare data collection meant keeping track of the encounters and costs in your own facility. In today’s increasingly risk-based environment, that’s no longer an option. You need to connect to data that’s not yours, or your analytics will be based on incomplete information.

Within this white paper you’ll learn:
• Why you need more data than what is currently in your network for success in the value-based care journey
• The three most common reasons healthcare data doesn’t meld easily in its raw form
• The top five key questions to ask a data platform vendor

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


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Title: How to Reduce Preventable Readmissions with Healthcare IT

Source: MobileSmith

A record-high $528 million in penalties in 2016 has hospitals continuing to look for ways to reduce preventable readmissions, while the patients ultimately pay the price. Strategically-targeted mobile apps offer providers the means to engage patients and caregivers throughout the treatment plan in a helpful, cost-effective manner.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


Workforce Management


select international logoTitle: Improving Hiring Efficiency, Effectiveness, and the Candidate Experience

Source: Select International

Are you taking an “evidence-based” approach to designing your talent acquisition systems?  From front line staff through the C-Suite, nothing impacts your organization’s goals more than the ability to find, develop, and retain top talent.  You can improve hiring efficiency, effectiveness, and the candidate experience by designing and implementing a more deliberate, thoughtful process.  Go beyond basic talent metrics like time to fill and turnover and build a comprehensive approach where hiring managers take an active role in building their team.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 





MedAssist logo CMYK 2Title: Process, Analytics, and Trust Makes Legacy AR Project a "Walk in the Park"

Source: MedAssist

Any Revenue Cycle leader will tell you the danger in the work-down of legacy accounts receivable can be the difference between financial stability and insolvency for a hospital.

Yet with the right process, analytics, and people, achieving the best results was recently described by one leader of a large regional healthcare system as “a walk in the park”.

See how a partnership with MedAssist made it possible to...
• Focus their team and resources on, and achieve, success in the transition of technology from a legacy accounting system to Epic
• Preserve cash and financial stability in the revenue cycle

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


CapioLogoTitle: How is the Revenue Cycle in Healthcare Changing?

Source: Capio Partners

RCM systems were designed to optimize the processing of federal, state, and commercial healthcare claims. In particular, with the onset of consumerism in healthcare; this has required the industry to be more "patient centric.” The new revenue cycle model has forced healthcare industry leaders to revisit the patient financial experience. In theory, healthcare modeled the patient experience from a clinical perspective. In the last few years healthcare providers have recognized that it extends far beyond the patients care but into the challenging world of finances.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 




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