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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.



Hospital Finance

Health IT

Hospital-Physician Relationships

Patient Safety


Workforce & Labor Management





Hospital Finance


GE Healthcare logo

Title: Automated Revenue Cycle Management: Improving financial performance in uncertain times

Source: GE Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are facing uncertain times, which is putting strains on their revenue cycle management (RCM). Medicare cuts, shifting payer markets and new payment models are straining existing approaches to billing and collections. It is clear that to prosper, organizations must automate their RCM as much as possible. Automation can help lower staff costs, enhance clean claims rates, cut denial rates, improve patient collections and reduce bad debt – all contributing to enhanced profitability, improved financial outcomes and, potentially, improved patient satisfaction.

To learn more, download the white paper “Automated Revenue Cycle Management: Improving financial performance in uncertain times”.


KeyBank1Title: The New PPACA Electronic Payments Environment and What Healthcare Providers Need to Know

Source: KeyBank

The landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is playing a major role in moving the healthcare industry to greater reliance on electronic payments and administration. To take full advantage of the opportunities offered by this changing environment, healthcare providers need a thorough understanding of the new rules and the options available to them. Key’s Preparing for the New PPACA Electronic Payments Environment white paper includes an explanation of the new rules, a discussion of the benefits and challenges of going electronic, and a detailed “provider’s checklist.” This wealth of information will help providers plan for the changes and take the most appropriate action

The Benefits of Moving to Electronic Payments
• Faster payments and improved cash flow
• Improved claims administration
• Better risk management
• More efficient processing
• Enhanced company service levels

Click here to access the paper.


Workforce & Labor Management


Title: A Call to Adopt Information Governance Practices


This white paper describes findings from the first major survey of informatino governance practices at healthcare organizations.  

This landmark study, prepared by Cohasset Associates in conjunction with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), evaluates and quantifies the state of information governance (IG) maturity and effectiveness, while explicitly addressing the information challenges facing the healthcare industry.  Click here to access this whitepaper.


Health IT


GHXTitle: Driving Electronic Health Record (EHR) Value with Clean Item Master Data

Source: GHX

Electronic health record (EHR) system implementation is one of the largest IT investments most healthcare systems have ever made but it’s success is largely dependent upon the data which feeds it. One the main data sources for the EHR is the item master, which drives not only supply chain processes but also a broad range of clinical and financial functions. Only with a clean, accurate and complete item master can a healthcare organization trust the outputs generated from its EHRs – from evaluating the clinical effectiveness of products to securing reimbursements. Learn how to execute a master data management strategy to derive the greatest value from your EHR investment. Click here to download the paper.


Caradigm RGB H TM 300DPI 2Title: Clinically Integrated Networks and Population Health

Source: Caradigm

As organizations plan and prepare for value-based care, they also must remain focused on margins threatened by increased cost structure and declines in reimbursement in the current fee-for service environment. Download this white paper to learn more about Clinically Integrated Networks and the solutions accountable care organizations need to succeed in population health. Click here to download the paper. 


vocera 3Title: Secure Mobile Communications in the Healthcare Industry

Source: Vocera

Using inefficient communication systems in care delivery can negatively impact patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes. Today’s mobile computing platforms present a powerful set of capabilities for hospitals and health systems that, if leveraged properly, can improve team collaboration and the care delivery.

This Frost & Sullivan market insight report presents an overview of secure mobile communication solutions used in healthcare and offers strategic recommendations for hospitals ready to implement a secure mobile communication solution. Click here to download the paper!



Hospital-Physician Relationships


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Title: The Next Evolution of the Service Line Co-Management Arrangement

Source: HealthCare Appraisers

The emergence of new payment models for the delivery of healthcare services has contributed to the development of a broad range of continually evolving opportunities for hospital/health system-physician partnerships.  The service line co-management arrangement continues to be a popular vehicle for facilitating working partnerships between hospitals and their physicians.  However, due to its focus on a single service line (e.g., orthopedics, cardiovascular services, etc.), another, more comprehensive arrangement structure is gaining in popularity. The hospital efficiency program or hospital quality and efficiency program (HEP/HQEP), which includes multiple service lines across the hospital and/or health system, may be the next evolution in hospital/physician alignment structures.

Click here the access the paper.


ECI HP Logo WEB RGBTitle: Resolving ED & Hospitalist Conflict

Source: ECI Healthcare Partners 

This paper explores improving common conflicts between the ED and Hospitalist teams such as:
     • Admit or Send Home
     • Getting Additional Tests & Correct Diagnosis in the ED
     • Importance of Throughput & Bed Space
     • And More!

Click here to access the paper. 


 Patient Safety


HID logo CMYKTitle: How to Align Information Security and Safety in Healthcare

Source: HID

What is your hospital's biggest security threat? Are you prepared to stop it?

This paper examines the five layers of security you need to protect your patients and their information -- plus the best ways to ensure physical security for your facility staff, physicians and patients.

These dual security concerns involve different departments, and roles and responsibilities. Both are critically important to ensuring the reputation of an institution and the safety of its physicians, staff and patients. Hospitals have a variety of tools for a strong and versatile PACS solution while also solving strong authentication challenges for information security and patient information privacy. Click here to access this whitepaper.





Sodexo LogoTitle: How a prevention-focused, elevated patient and work experience is reducing infections, cutting costs and adding millions in new revenue

Source: Sodexo

As healthcare associated infections (HAIs) continue to rise and the rewards – or penalties – related to quality of care continue to grow, this content delivers immediate value. Providing a visual map of best practices employed by many of the world’s leading providers, this short summary and graphic let you…

- Compare your patient and work experience to one proven to improve satisfaction and the image value of your brand
- See how and where emerging technologies fit in with your work processes and facility design
- Identify critical patient-caregiver interaction points and the types of training and communications needed

In an increasingly competitive market, where consumers demand a safe, satisfying experience – on par with hotels and other service industries – this paper provides immediate access to help you create a more prevention-focused, elevated experience that cuts costs, adds incremental revenue and saves lives.

Click here to download the paper. 


Logo.1-CHealth-1 1Title: Following Up with Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department: A Look at Voice and UCSF

Source: CipherHealth

Many patients leave the emergency department with limited knowledge of their conditions and care plans for home. That’s why following up with patients after they leave the ED is paramount to improving care plan compliance and reducing avoidable readmissions. In this whitepaper, UCSF Medical Center uncovers how its post-discharge follow-up phone calls help improve patient understanding, patient satisfaction, and nurse workflow. UCSF also discusses the difficulties of trying to reach discharged ED patients by phone, the benefits of triaging follow up, and results of the program so far.

Click here to download the paper. 


vocera 3Title: The Right Analytics Engine is the Gateway to Effective Alarm Management

Source: Vocera

Up to 99% of healthcare device alarms do not require clinical intervention. Clinicians are bombarded by alarms on a daily basis, most of which do not require action, causing desensitization to alarms, which potentially puts patient safety at risk.

Read how early innovators like Johns Hopkins Hospital and Boston Medical launched innovative programs to tackle alarm management and mitigate alarm fatigue. These pioneering programs have proven that effective alarm management strategies can make a difference to the both the patient experience and staff effectiveness.

Get this report to learn how the right analytics engine can help your institution get on the path to effectively manage alarms.

Click here to download the paper!




34737 Somnia300pixelsTitle: Anesthesia Management: Exposing Three Managed Service Organization Myths 

Source: Somnia Anesthesia

“Myth” is just another word for misconception or misunderstanding. Separating fact from fiction exposes myths for what they are. Understanding the truth behind MSO myths can help your facility or group practice realize greater success in our rapidly-changing healthcare marketplace and demonstrate why you should be partnering with an MSO to enhance your anesthesia delivery.

By reading this slidedoc, you will learn how a responsive anesthesia MSO can:

  • Help you build and retain a high-quality anesthesia team
  • Provide solutions for delivering value and maintaining a healthier bottom line
  • Act as a change agent to align your business goals with the goals of your anesthesia team
  • Dispel any of the previous myths you had about MSOs

Effective anesthesia management balances patient safety and quality with the efficient delivery of care. Somnia delivers the experience, knowledge, and solutions to help you succeed in today's evolving, competitive marketplace.

Click here to download the paper!


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