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.




Patient Satisfaction

Process Improvement

Workforce Management




Workforce Management


Title: Best Compensation Administration Practices - Reduce Risk for Physician Executive Roles 

Source: Gallagher Integrated                            Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 8.57.26 PM

As the healthcare industry continues on its path toward change, hospitals and health systems are increasingly turning to physicians to fill part-time executive roles. These clinical leaders are well-regarded strong performers and have the expertise and authority to influence positive change during an otherwise tumultuous period of time. But with new approaches come new administrative challenges. The following whitepaper, written by Gallagher Integrated, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., offers a myriad of best compliance practices that will mitigate the risk inherent in the pay structure for these roles.

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, Sutter Health 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. 


select international logoTitle: Turnover: The Cost, the Causes and a Sustainable Solution

Source: Select International

Healthcare is a labor intensive industry.  Whether you are looking at front line staff, nursing, physicians, or leadership, there are dollars tied to the inability to retain talented people and, beyond the hard dollars, there is a significant impact on organizational effectiveness.  The causes can be complex and there is no single solution to turnover.  Step one is to really understand unique variables in your organization.  Practical, holistic, strategies and tactics you can employ are discussed in this paper. 

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Patient Satisfaction



Title: Anesthesia Patient Satisfaction: Part 1

Source: Somnia Anesthesia

Patient satisfaction is found at the intersection of patient expectation and provider accomplishment. With so much in our current work environment depending on patient satisfaction, it is crucial that providers gather patient feedback. But that feedback is useless unless it drives continuous improvement.

Somnia can help you develop the tools you need to truly understand your patient’s anesthesia experience. After reading this report, you will:

• Understand the important difference between necessary experience and real patient satisfaction
• Realize the fundamental challenges in providing a truly positive anesthesia experience for your patient’s
• Know how to gather relevant, meaningful anesthesia-specific feedback
• Use that feedback to implement continual improvement in patient care

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


Process Improvement


Medxcel FM LogoTitle: Aligning Facilities Management Operations with Healthcare Provider Strategies

Source: Medxcel Facilities Management

Healthcare facilities are often required to maintain or improve the quality and quantity of their facilities operations services while their budgets shrink. Patient safety and satisfaction remain top priority and demand safe, efficient facilities, which, in turn demand ample resources. In this white paper, we will outline how facilities operations can successfully align with healthcare provider strategies by doing far more with less.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


intel logo 2Title: How predicting patient length of stay enable hospitals to save millions

Source: Intel

Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified platform for big data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop. The Cloudera enterprise offers one place to store, access, process, secure and analyze all data that could be used to inform LOS predictions. Together, partners Intel and Cloudera take the guesswork out of Hadoop. Using a unique collaborative approach, the two deliver excellent performance, security and quality distribution, built on open standards.

Read more on Intel and Cloudera's solution for predicting LOS, including a case study involving a large hospital group, by downloading the whitepaper "Intel and Cloudera Help a Large Hospital Group Allocate Resources by Predicting Patient Length-of-Stay."

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


ECI logoTitle: Flowers Hospital Case Study: Overcoming Emergency Department Challenges

Source: ECI Healthcare Partners

Learn how ECI Healthcare Partners helped the emergency department of a 235-bed hospital overcome challenges so many emergency departments face: instability,
stagnant patient volume, lengthy door-to- provider times, and gaping schedule holes. In this case study, we’ll outline how installing strong clinical leadership; recruiting quality, community-minded providers; and implementing process improvements, such as inserting a provider in triage, helped the department thrive and achieve outstanding results, including:

  • 20% increase in patient volume
  • 79% decrease in door-to- provider times
  • 50% decrease in LWOT rates

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


Cardinal-Health-logoTitle: As the Pharmacy Assumes a Lead Role in Strategic Initiatives, Hospitals Find Remote Pharmacy Services an Effective Solution to Ensure Patient Safety and the Bottom Line

Source: Cardinal Health

Remote pharmacy services have generally been overlooked by large hospitals and health systems, which until recently maintained highly efficient pharmacy departments of their own. However, as hospital pharmacy staff are increasingly being pulled away from the pharmacy to assist and lead in system-wide clinical and strategic initiatives, and as reimbursements and patient satisfaction surface as top priorities, hospitals of all sizes are beginning to realize the value of supplementing their pharmacies with remote clinical personnel.

Click here to download this whitepaper. 


everseat logoTitle: How Accessible is Your Health System? Identifying and Solving Patient Access Problems

Source: Everseat

To meet the needs of a patient base that’s growing in size and complexity, health systems must become more accessible. Long waits to access care endanger patient well-being and damage health systems’ reputations and finances.

Hospitals and health systems that develop patient-centered scheduling systems will reap the extraordinary benefits of a healthier and more satisfied patient base. Yet most continue to operate under scheduling protocols created during an earlier era, designed for the benefit of providers rather than patients.

This white paper describes the challenges of creating a more accessible health system, and explores the latest solutions. Learn how to move your own health system toward greater accessibility with emerging technology and improved protocols.

Click here to download this whitepaper. 


HCA logoTitle: The Clinically-Integrated, Value-Focused World

Source: HealthCare Appraisers

As 2016 progresses, physicians and hospitals face a number of significant changes. Many of the changes are a result of the aforementioned developments of 2015. Some relate to the ongoing post-Affordable Care Act evolution of value-based payments for health care services. Others relate to changes in the regulatory enforcement environment. This whitepaper provides an overview of the changes facing hospitals and their physician medical staffs, and provides some tips for hospitals seeking to navigate the new landscape, particularly as they consider clinical integration with other providers and other aligning ventures.

Click here to download this whitepaper. 




GHX-Blue-Yellow-RGBTitle: Driving Electronic Health Record (EHR) Value with Clean Item Master Data

Source: GHX

As you plan your EHR implementation, consider the critical role item master integrity plays in keeping systems aligned and delivering better patient care. Download this white paper to learn more about master data management strategies that put you on the path to a successful implementation, specifically how to: collaborate, cleanse, enrich, integrate and automate your processes.

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logoTitle: Introducing Salesforce Health Cloud: 3 Core Advantages

Source: Salesforce

The shift to patient-centric relationship management has begun, and Salesforce is leading the way with Health Cloud. This e-book shows you how to tap into the power of the cloud, social, and mobile to make the move to 1-to-1 care. Explore Health Cloud’s three core advantages:

  1. A complete view of patient data for easy access to the right patient information, from current conditions and medications to specialists and appointment history.
  2. Deeper patient engagement, with the ability to prioritize tasks across all a patient’s needs, connect with caregiver networks, and create a customized care plan.
  3. Real-time patient engagement through private Salesforce Communities, allowing caregiver networks and patients to share secure messages anytime, and anywhere.

Click here to download the whitepaper.  


mobilesmith logoTitle: Patient-Centered Care, One App at a Time

Source: MobileSmith

To succeed in mobile patient engagement, it’s no longer enough to build one app. Patient journeys include multiple mobile moments – you can capture them by offering targeted branded apps. But how can hospital marketers and IT find the resources to churn out multiple apps quickly? Discover how to build an efficient multi-app strategy for your hospital: 

  • ·What kind of mobile experiences do your patients expect and embrace?
  • ·How can you capture their mobile moments at each turn in their patient journey?
  • ·Four core principles of a responsive, sustainable multi-app strategy.
  • ·How to implement an agile app development process in your organization.

Click here to donwload the whitepaper. 


DellServices Logo MuseoSansTitle: The State of the Medical Imaging Market

Source: Dell Services

To improve patient care, hospitals must find a way to easily access medical images regardless of  their source. Download “The State of the Medical Imaging Market” to discover how to achieve this goal with an enterprise-wide, vendor neutral archive that leverages the cloud for quick wins and benefits over time.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


vocera logoTitle: HIMSS Research Report: IT Strategy & Value Based Care

Source: Vocera

Global health care advisor HIMSS Analytics surveyed 256 executives from health systems, hospitals and clinics during the 2016 HIMSS conference to better understand how value-based purchasing is influencing hospital information technology decision-making.

Get the full report to learn more why these following findings matter:
• 87 percent regard value-based purchasing as a significant influence on IT strategy
• 82 percent indicated integration across clinical systems can improves workflows
• 61 percent of clinical leaders prioritized communication coordination across care teams inside and outside the hospital

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


Tableau logoTitle: 5 Best Practices to Enable Population Health Management

Source: Tableau

If your healthcare organization is looking to integrate population health management into your process, work culture and technology systems, you must start with data.

And though most healthcare providers are swimming in patient information, many struggle to segment their data in a meaningful way to shore up gaps in care and promote clinical collaboration. Fortunately, there are best practices providers can implement to make their organization population health ready.

This whitepaper outlines five best practices to enable population health management, including how to:

  • Use data visualization to improve care coordination.
  • Empower individuals to explore their own data.
  • Leverage certain patient data to understand the risk profile of your population.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 



Key-logo-blk-CMYK jpeg2Title: Financing Acquisitions: Top Strategies for Today's Healthcare Providers

Source: KeyBank

This white paper explores the state of M&A activity in the healthcare provider industry, what’s driving it and, importantly, the top strategies today’s healthcare leaders should use to evaluate their M&A financing options. Healthcare executives of hospitals and health systems view M&A activity not just as a way to maintain solvency but as a path toward excellence in care delivery—and, of course, adapting to the new environment birthed by reform. Experts predict consolidation within the healthcare provider industry will continue for several more years as organizations seek ways to expand their territories, maximize growth opportunities and diversify their payer mixes.

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