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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Quality

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Quality

  

better cipherlogoTitle: 8 Steps to Evaluate a Digital Rounding Solution

Source: CipherHealth

In a recent survey, less than 50% of nurse executives indicated they were satisfied with rounding processes at their organizations. This lack of satisfaction has led many to seek out technologies to streamline and improve rounding processes and enhance the patient experience. Because digital rounding is a relatively new practice for many organizations, it is crucial for leaders to understand how to evaluate different solutions.  

Asking the right questions and understanding available features is a key step in evaluating any technology tool. In this eBook, you will uncover the steps to take in choosing the right digital rounding solution for your organization. 

Click here to download the whitepaper.

 

better cipherlogoTitle: Improve Care Delivery with Recorded Discharge Instructions

Source: CipherHealth

The discharge process can be a chaotic and stressful time for patients. It's no surprise that over 50% of patients forget or misinterpret discharge instructions, often leading to poor outcomes. To improve patient compliance and adherence, care providers must leverage new methods for disseminating key pieces of information. 

Take a look at how one health system utilized recorded discharge instructions to improve patient understanding of medication information by 60% and discharge instructions by 37%.  Download the whitepaper to see how recorded discharge instructions can improve patient outcomes and experiences. 

Click here to download the whitepaper.

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Title: Physician Advisors Utilize Risk Prediction and Stratification Models to Improve Compliance and Secure Appropriate Reimbursement

Source: Adreima

 

Physician advisory teams play an important role in helping hospitals improve compliance and secure appropriate reimbursement. Utilizing risk stratification tools, physician advisors appropriately identify instances when a patient’s clinical presentation, comorbidities, and/or risk of complications may dictate and support an inpatient admission.

Hospitals have to decide how to appropriately classify patients in compliance with rules and regulations to secure proper reimbursement. They face challenges with the constantly changing regulatory environment. Also, if they misclassify a patient’s level of care status, they may miss significant compliant revenue or may be at risk for subsequent denials.

Click here to download the whitepaper.

 


 

Workforce Management

 

healthstream logoTitle: The New Rules of Healthcare Recruiting

Source: HealthStream

Recruiting the right people is critically important to any organization’s future success, and healthcare executives are realizing the need to change their approach. In a recent HealthStream HR Executive Survey, 75% of healthcare organizations say having a talent acquisition strategy is more important than a year ago, and attracting quality candidates is more difficult than ever. Consequently, HR is implementing new strategies aimed at improving the entire recruiting life cycle, and bucking traditional recruiting models to zero in on the best job candidates. What’s more, they’re leveraging technology and analytics to improve and accelerate selection and engage candidates from the very start.

This paper looks at the healthcare trends reshaping the employment landscape and the new rules of healthcare recruiting.

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ECIHP logoTitle: Lean & Profitable - A Blueprint for Urgent Care Success

Source: ECI Healthcare Partners

The urgent care experts at ECI Healthcare Partners know that to compete in today’s quickly expanding urgent care market, an established urgent care center requires a well-led, highly functional team that’s structured to maximize operational efficiency and minimize costs while delivering outstanding care and a matchless patient experience.

In this white paper we’ll outline the best practices for efficient, economical staffing and leadership strategies that elevate an urgent care practice’s functionality and customer service delivery, drawing on expertise from urgent care expert and ECI Healthcare Partners Regional Director Michael F. Boyle, MD, FACEP. This white paper is designed to help you:

Evaluate your current staffing model
Identify opportunities for efficiency
Improve flow through cross-utilization
Increase volume capacity
Access your urgent care leadership
Empower your team
Impart leadership techniques

Click here to download the paper.

 


 

Process Improvement

 

Trimedx logoTitle: Consolidating Non-Clinical Purchased Services

Source: TriMedx

Hospital and vendor consolidation is bringing greater awareness to the savings opportunities that have been buried in non-clinical purchased services over the years. One of the best place to begin uncovering non-clinical purchased services or “the cost of doing business” is the clinical engineering department.

Uncovering buried costs associated with clinical engineering department and consolidating this function can deliver up to 20% cost savings on clinical engineering services.  

A best-in-class clinical engineering department equipped with sophisticated computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality will deliver immediate cost savings and significantly improve patient safety by ensuring regulatory and accreditation compliance.

Click here to download this whitepaper.

 

keybank logoTitle: 7 Steps for Building and Funding Sustainability Projects

Source: KeyBank

Before launching an energy-efficiency initiative, it’s important to build a solid business case and understand the funding options and potential incentives that are available. Healthcare leaders should consider taking the steps outlined in the whitepaper to ease the process of gaining approval, piloting, implementing, and supporting sustainability projects.  You will find that investing in sustainability and energy efficiency helps hospitals add cash to their bottom line. In this whitepaper, discover how hospitals and health systems have various options for funding energy-efficient and renewable-energy initiatives, depending on their current financial structure and strategy.

Click here to download this whitepaper.

 


 

Finance


GE Healthcare logoTitle: Maximizing Point of Service Collections: Improve Health System Financial Performance

Source: GE Healthcare

Changes in healthcare have put a spotlight on front-end collections. Revenue coming directly from patients due to the proliferation of high deductible health plans is growing and, as a result, point of service collections has become more complex. To successfully manage the increased pressure on patient collections requires a different approach for many organizations, one that focuses on people, processes, technology, and partnerships to ensure providers achieve as close to 100% of net collections as possible.

This white paper discusses the pressing need for health systems and practices to shift the focal point of revenue cycle improvements to front-end workflows to help reduce costs and improve financial performance.

Click here to download the whitepaper.

 

RHF logo color jpgTitle: Getting in Front of the Problem: How Can Hospitals Empower Denial Prevention and Management?

Source: RelayHealth Financial 

Claim denials are a pervasive and persistent problem for hospitals, as up to 1 in 5 claims is delayed or denied.[i] The impact of denials on a hospital's bottom line could be substantial — roughly 3 percent of net revenue may be attributed to denials, according to research from The Advisory Board Company.[ii]

It is no longer acceptable to manage each denied claim individually, or rely on the back-end revenue cycle managers to fix problems. Dwindling reimbursement combined with increasingly stringent payer requirements necessitates a more deliberate, proactive and pre-emptive approach.

The key is a three-pronged solution: denials prevention, denials management and denials analysis. With the right tools and support, it is possible to identify where errors and inefficiencies occur among the numerous touchpoints of the revenue cycle and target solutions to both prevent and manage denials along the way....

Click here to download the whitepaper.

[i] "Automated Billing/Payment Process Can Reduce U.S. Health Care Costs without Sacrificing Patient Care." PNC Financial Services Group, November 2007

[ii] "Driving the Denials Management Initiative, a Renewed Focus." The Advisory Board Company, Washington, D.C., web conference, July 2009

 

 


 

Supply Chain

 

cardinal logo-1Title: Helping clinicians get out of the supply room and back to their patients

Source: Cardinal Health

Less than two years ago, UAB Medical West was struggling with how to manage its medical and surgical supplies. UAB has since improved product visibility, streamlined workflows and reduced its supply spending by 10 percent based on a per-patient, per-day scale. In reading this whitepaper, you will uncover how the 310-bed acute care hospital transformed their supply chain to allow clinical staff to spend more time with patients instead of managing inventory in supply rooms and manually entering data.

Learn how UAB now uses data and analytics to inform its supply decisions to help increase the bottom line. Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

 

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