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




Process Improvement


sharecare healthwaysTitle: Reimagining Healthcare in America

Source: sharecare

Two primary challenges face America’s healthcare system today: rising costs and increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. For decades, the increasing cost of healthcare has been a major strain on the economy, however little attention has been given to preventing the rapidly growing prevalence of chronic disease. That is until now. Learn how nationally recognized programs are changing how providers manage heart disease and diabetes all while making the healthier choices easier in their communities.

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Title: Transitions of Care: 5 Steps for Fixing the Most Dangerous Communication Problem in the Hospital

Source: Doc Halo

With nearly 80% of serious medical errors involving miscommunication during patient transfers, it’s time to close this dangerous communication gap. A well-designed transitions of care program can reduce readmissions, improve outcomes and keep your patients in network. Learn five steps for designing an effective program for your health system.

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TeamHealth logo wpTitle: Perioperative Surgical Home: Improving Surgical Outcomes and Reducing Costs

Source: TeamHealth

Surgical patients are an often-overlooked opportunity for hospitals looking to improve outcomes, enhance patient satisfaction and increase efficiency. The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is a new model of surgical care designed to achieve these goals by creating a more patient-centric, team-based system of coordinated care. This white paper explores the Perioperative Surgical Home, the positive impact it can have on hospital operation and finances, and steps hospitals can take to implement the model in their facilities.

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Title: Strategies to Optimize Staff Time in the Hospital

Source: CipherHealth

Download the white paper to uncover strategies for maximizing staff time on patient care activities. In this white paper we explore how various hospitals and health systems are improving their rounding, care coordination, and patient follow-up processes.

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Title: Pre-Audit Adaptation: Ensuring Daily Joint Commission Compliance

Source: Medxcel Facilities Management

In this whitepaper you will find four crucial steps hospitals leaders should follow to allow for a more achievable (and less costly) resolution when deficiencies arise and ensure a smoother survey process. The pressure to ensure constant compliance between surveys has never been stronger on hospital leadership as The Joint Commission and other Accreditation Organizations continually increases the accountability measures for accredited healthcare organizations.  With the ever-changing landscape of regulatory compliance, the key to success is to be nimble and adaptable to the changes recently made by TJC and prepare for changes on the horizon.

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Title: The Two-Aspirin Headaches of Tomorrow's Clinicians

Source: Vocera

When it comes to clinical communications and workflow, today’s headaches could become tomorrow’s – but they don’t have to. Our new eGuide looks at four key challenges to clinical communication and workflow, and how we’ve helped our customers overcome them.

  • Staffing shortages
  • Blending operational efficiency with clinical quality
  • Delivering an exceptional patient experience
  • Getting physicians to adopt new technologies and protocols

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Title: Preparing for MACRA: Plan ahead to avoid pitfalls

Source: Warbird Consulting Partners

Healthcare organizations must prepare finance and IT strategies that will drive both financial and quality of care improvement in the age of MACRA. There are, unfortunately, no easy answers to the question of which of the three payment tracks offered under the Quality Payment Program — MIPS, AAPM, or Partial Qualifying APM — is best suited for a particular organization. This paper presents qualification, scoring, and payment information for each track as well as what IT operational readiness goals your organization should meet to ensure compliance going forward.

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RelayHealth-Full-Color-LogoTitle: From Storage to Usage

Source: RelayHealth

The age of Big Data has long since arrived in healthcare, and it continues to evolve rapidly. Solutions that once seemed like the silver bullet are struggling to keep up with increased demands. The biggest change: managing the data that lives outside the four walls of your enterprise. Read this whitepaper focused on how a data platform can unlock the value of healthcare data. You’ll learn:

  • Why an EDW model may not be enough for your health system
  • How data acquisition at scale and data access are easier with the right tools
  • What you will need to maximize data value

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Hayes LogoTitle: Big Data MACRA and Evidence

Source: Hayes

In this new eBook, we cover meaningful use, the implications of its evolution into MACRA, and the way evidence holds the key to the enigma that is big data and its use in improving healthcare delivery.

In this eBook, you'll learn:

  • How to scale the big data mountain using evidence as your guide
  • The relationship between evidence and big data
  • The tools needed to succeed

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Sunquest logoTitle: Build or Buy: Optimizing Informatics for Genetic Testing

Source: Sunquest Information Systems

More and more hospitals are meeting the demand for cost-effective, patient-centered care with genetic testing. As the volume of genetic testing grows, healthcare facilities are expanding their in-house capabilities. A critical question they’ll face: will it be more efficient to build or buy the informatics pipelines needed for a molecular lab?

Sunquest’s new white paper Build or Buy: Optimizing Informatics for Genetic Testing outlines the factors involved in making such a decision, including:

  • Managing the complexity of genomic data
  • Ensuring accurate, up-to-date variant knowledge
  • Prioritizing financial and human resources for return on investment

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Title: Transforming the member experience starting with your contact center

Source: Salesforce

Studies show 36% of customers are willing to switch health plans for a better customer experience. Delivering the ideal member experience is no simple task but insurers now find themselves with a valuable opportunity to stand out from the competition.  Find out how to transform your call center and member experience with the latest e-book from Salesforce.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 




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Title: VDI and Hyperconvergence in Action at Covenant Health

Source: Lenovo

Learn how Covenant Health arrived at its decision to adopt VDI and, most importantly, the six lessons Adam Sherwood, enterprise infrastructure architect for the system, learned from the implementation. In this whitepaper, Mr. Sherwood shares signs of a roll-out done right and other best practices to help other health system leaders undertaking virtualization and modernizing their infrastructure.

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Title: Four Ways Data is Improving Healthcare Operations

Source: Tableau

Learn four ways healthcare providers are finding meaningful insights and achieving operational excellence with data. Monitoring, measuring, and analyzing data to improve patient safety, care quality, operational costs, and compliance can be easier than you think. Read this paper to learn more about how to combine disparate data source, increase productivity with real-time data, and automate ad hoc reporting.

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Title: Leveraging Mobile Apps to Reduce Emergency Room Overcrowding

Source: MobileSmith

As the nation’s emergency departments are bursting at the seams, hospital leaders are asking: How can mobile apps help reduce ED overcrowding and improve patient satisfaction? This whitepaper presents the latest research on the most efficient mobile approaches to fixing the ED problem:

  • Which moments of the patient’s ED journey you can target with mobile apps
  • Mobile functions you can leverage to deliver a better ED experience
  • Examples of efficient ED/Urgent Care apps deployed by hospitals
  • Four key steps to building your ED app for success

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Title: The Healthcare CIO Perspective on Supporting Clinical Workflows

Source: Spok

In this survey designed specifically for healthcare CIOs and administered by CHIME, more than 100 IT leaders revealed the business goals behind their mobile workflow investments. CIOs responded to questions about their big-picture goals, the use cases driving their mobile app selections, and which common workflows they are focused on improving.

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Coker Group LogoTitle: Ramifications for the Healthcare Industry: the Move to Value-Based Reimbursement

Source: Coker Group

With the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, it is clear that the transition from a fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement model, based on volume, to a fee-for-value (FFV) approach or value-based reimbursement model, based on quality and cost, is well underway. At its core, value-based reimbursement inherently will require providers to manage the health of certain populations of patients, rather than managing the health of one patient at a time (as under the FFS reimbursement system).

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Title: 2017 Healthcare Industry Brief: Priorities and Predictions for Hospital CFOs

Source: Intermedix

With so much in flux, healthcare executives view 2017 as the year of uncertainty. In light of this perception, financial officers are focusing their attention on issues that they have more control over in the short-term. To learn more about these strategic shifts, Intermedix interviewed more than 100 healthcare executives and financial leaders from hospitals across the country about their current priorities for 2017. 

Download this industry brief to:

  • Learn which issues CFOs are prioritizing in 2017.
  • Gain insight into the pressures and opportunities steering the strategic direction of hospital CFOs.
  • Read about strategic adjustments being made to address changing market forces.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


ge monogram primary blue RGBTitle: How Enterprise Financial Management Helps Providers Minimize Risk in Value-Based Care

Source: GE Healthcare

Healthcare providers and payers operate under a combination of fee-for-service and fee-for-value payment models today, however the latter is gaining traction and expected to eclipse traditional reimbursement methods in the next few years. This is true for both governmental and commercial reimbursement. CMS has established a timeline to progressively tie more Medicare dollars to value-based payments, and hospitals and health systems expect at least 30 percent of their revenue to fall under value-based contracts by 2018, according to an HFMA survey.

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MedAssist  logoTitle: Community Hospital Increases Days Cash on Hand by 583% to 426 Days

Source: MedAssist

A small community hospital with unique geography was, like many community hospitals, suffering from a decrease in cash. Additionally, receivables and bad debt were trending up.

That unique geography created unique staffing and workflow challenges. It wasn’t so much about getting people, rather getting the right people to work within a best practice operating model.

When Days Cash on Hand reached 73, the hospital executive team raised their hands for help. See what they accomplished with their revenue cycle KPIs by engaging MedAssist.

Take a peek inside to learn:
• More about why these challenges persisted
• How they overcame them
• The results

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Workforce Management


ge monogram primary blue RGBTitle: Top Workforce Management Initiatives for Quality of Care Improvements and Labor Cost Reduction

Source: GE Healthcare

The healthcare workforce is the critical component that links the entire organization’s clinical and financial imperatives. A survey of 293 healthcare executives reveals 5 of the most effective workforce management initiatives used to drive both labor cost reductions and quality of care improvements. Download this whitepaper to learn 5 top workforce management strategies used by healthcare organizations to enable better clinical and financial outcomes.

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select international logoTitle: An Evidence-Based Approach to Hiring Leaders, Physicians, Nurses, and Front Line Staff

Source: Select International

Hospitals are facing the challenge of delivering value, rather than volume, and new levels of accountability. Care delivery models are evolving, as well as payment methodologies, and the pace of technological advances will not abate. It’s certain that organizations with the most talented leaders, physicians, nurses, and front line staff have the best chance of success. The shift to a more evidence-based approach to hiring is part of an important trend. Learn more in this whitepaper from Select International.

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HSTM RGB WHT HTitle: Develop Happy Employees Who Deliver the Best Care

Source: HealthStream

Your employees are one of the most important drivers to the success of your organization. However, the level of your employee engagement can impact everything from your patient experience to your clinical outcomes. While employees share responsibility for staying engaged, leaders also play an important role in encouraging the passion and enthusiasm necessary to create and maintain an engaged workforce. But how can you create a culture that not only keeps employees engaged, but inspires them to deliver the best care? 

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Title: Leveraging Analytics to Hedge Against Uncertainty

Source: Avantas

Leading healthcare executives weigh in on how their organizations have strategized their workforce planning to combat the uncertainty of the future of the Affordable Care Act. Topics discussed in this paper include predictive analytics and workforce analytics, an enterprise approach to labor management, standardization of policies and practices, and expanding the scope of workforce management strategies.

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nuanceTitle: How Artificial Intelligence Can Counter Physician Technological Burnout

Source: Nuance

Excessive hours of EHR box-checking and data entry have taken a toll on U.S. physicians. But legislation that links clinical quality scores to federal reimbursement has underscored the importance of clinical documentation. Relieving physicians' administrative burnout through automated data intelligence is a strategic priority for hospitals looking to address physician dissatisfaction and move the bar on clinical performance.

Download the report to:

  • Learn how AI technology can improve physician quality scores.
  • Explore the changing relationship between physicians and technology.
  • Discover ways streamline the CDI process.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


Patient Satisfaction

NAPALogoNEWTAG 432x161Title: Revisiting Regional Anesthesia: A Pathway to Optimal Patient Outcomes, Surgeon Satisfaction and Value-based Payments

Source: North American Partners in Anesthesia 

Modern advances in regional anesthesia can provide competitive advantages to hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. This white paper examines how a robust regional anesthesia program improves efficiency, performance measures and profitability, and delights patients, surgeons and healthcare administrators.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 



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