Whitepapers - Now Available for Download

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Health IT

Hospital-Physician Relationships

Patient Safety








Health IT


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Title: Why Your EMR Alone Won't Drive Value-Based Care

Source: hc1.com

You don’t know what you don’t know. You may think you are providing value-based services to your clients through your EMR, but without the ability to take action and ensure accountable follow-up, are you truly making a positive impact? 

This whitepaper uncovers 3 areas where your EMR alone is no longer enough to provide value-based services to your patients and providers. It explores three real-world use cases where leading health systems were able to supplement their EMRs with value-adding technologies that enabled them to:

  • Track patient engagement indicatives and value-based services to increase patient retention.
  • Proactively communicate with patients to build value-based relationships and improve wellness.
  • Gain valuable insight and analytics from multiple data sources – without the silos.

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Hospital-Physician Relationships



Title: Repositioning From IPA to CIN   

Source: Coker Group

As the healthcare industry moves slowly but inexorably toward a more value-based reimbursement environment, many independent physician associations (IPAs) are looking at becoming clinically integrated networks (CINs). The difference between these two entities is not a matter of mere semantics. Instead, the distinction gets to the core of which model better allows physicians and other healthcare providers to enter into value-based contracts with confidence and perhaps become full-fledged population health managers. 

The transition, however, is not easy nor is it without risks. This article will hopefully clarify much of the confusing nomenclature used in this area and provide the reader with a valuable roadmap to guide them through this often very complicated transformation process. 

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Title: 5 Observations on Hospital-ASC Joint Ventures    ASCOA logo-new CMYK,high res 2-21-13

Source: ASCOA

As inpatient volumes continue to decline, hospitals increasingly need to consider focusing on outpatient care and surgical services. As pressure mounts to transform care delivery and cut costs, hospitals and ASCs alike stand to benefit from joining forces. This paper explores why hospitals should explore joint ventures with ASCs and how to collaborate successfully.

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RightCare Logo-4C-w-tagTitle: Moving Beyond Readmission Risk Flags: Clinical Trials Show Actionable Care Transitions Recommendations Improve Patient Outcomes

 Source: RightCare

Readmission risk assessment tools — both internally developed and commercially available — have been widely adopted.  Despite their use, however, avoidable readmissions persist because there is so much more than just predicting the probability of a readmission. Knowing whether or not a patient is likely to return may not always be enough information to help a case manager determine what the patient’s needs are; providing a recommendation for post-acute care level takes the prediction on probability of readmission and adds an element of decision support that gives the case manager actionable insights.

This paper explores the impact of the RightCare software, which provides timely evidence-based stratification and actionable recommendations which ensures patients get the right care in the right environment, minimizing avoidable readmissions and improving patient outcomes. 

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NAPALogoNEWTAG 432x161Title: Remote Video Auditing Technology Helps Hospitals Create a Measurable Patient Safety Culture and Boost the Bottom Line

Source: North American Partners in Anesthesia

Is it possible to instill a patient safety culture with measurable results, add volume and increase surgeon and patient satisfaction? At a Long Island, NY health care system, the technology is yielding promising results: data from more than 10,000 cases shows that environments for patients are safer, surgeons are happier and OR efficiency has markedly increased. 

Developed to improve patient safety protocols, NAPA Peak Performance2 was developed by North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) using remote video auditing (RVA) technology. It has sparked a 60% reduction in first case start time delays and a 15% improvement in OR turnover. The Joint Commission Resources Quality & Safety Network (JCRQSN) has highlighted the system, which hospital administrators say creates a culture of safety and trust.

This paper provides an overview of the challenges inherent in creating a culture of patient safety, and describes how non-punitive, real-time feedback is boosting hospital safety and efficiency metrics, as well as the bottom line. Learn why NAPA CEO John Di Capua, MD, believes RVA with feedback can help health care systems meet the challenges of “improving quality with less.”

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Xenex Logo-PurpleCMYK R tagTitle: An Evidence-Based Case for the Germ-Zapping Robot

Source: Xenex

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) remain a serious and potentially lethal problem for patients and a significant source of unreimbursed expense for hospitals. A growing number of healthcare organizations are turning to new technologies to complement standard cleaning protocols. 

Pulsed xenon ultraviolet light disinfection, introduced to the healthcare market in 2010 by Xenex Disinfection Services, is the only environmental disinfection technology with reported HAI rate reductions in multiple peer reviewed research articles.

Learn about the peer reviewed research that has evaluated the effectiveness of the Xenex technology and the financial benefits shown by hospitals who have adopted this technology.

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Title: The Rising Importance of Patient Satisfaction in a Value-Based Environment

Source: API Healthcare

With the inception of Value-Based Purchasing, the measurement of successful patient care delivery has been redefined. The move from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance means that reimbursements are tied to the quality of care that is delivered.

In order to adapt to these fundamental changes, healthcare organizations are rapidly changing the way they do business, and their evolving workforce management strategies reflect that.

Learn why now is the time to focus on employee engagement strategies to improve the patient experience and boost the bottom line in this paper, “The Rising Importance of Patient Satisfaction."

You will learn:

  • Why patient satisfaction is a top priority; the link between profitability and HCAHPS scores
  • The enormous impact nurses have on patient satisfaction
  • Employee engagement strategies that improve patient satisfaction

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Title: Power to the Patient

Source: Aspect

Today’s healthcare goals seem simple – improve patient satisfaction, deliver high-quality experiences, and increase staff engagement. Doctors and patients alike are accustomed to the firmly entrenched doctor knows best status quo. But it is only by empowering patients – entrusting them with greater responsibility and putting opportunities for self-directed care into their hands – that health care can be made significantly more efficient and effective.

How can health systems create a culture of patient empowerment? In looking at industries like banking, retail and travel, it’s clear that the growth of self-service technology has played a critical role in consumer empowerment. By allowing consumers to manage routine interactions at the time and place that is most convenient to them, self-service is a ‘must have’ for organizations looking to build loyalty and drive satisfaction. Healthcare providers are following suit by allowing patients to perform a number of tasks self-registering on site, pre-registering paying bills on line and communicating via mobile devices. Who doesn’t want to be able to control their healthcare journey?

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Title: Boost Patient Satisfaction and Experience Scores through Emergency Department Improvements

Source: Sheridan

First impressions matter – and for an increasing number of patients, that first impression is defined by the emergency department. In the past five years, the emergency department has become the primary point of entry for both high- and low-acuity patients at many hospitals. This trend means that the emergency department experience has an outsize influence on subjective patient satisfaction scores, which are now a critical factor in CMS reimbursement.

The white paper, “The Evolving Emergency Department: Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Curve:” 

  • Examines the factors that are driving increased emergency department utilization
  • Explores their impact on hospital operations
  • Showcases three successful strategies for increasing emergency department efficiency, leading to improved workflows and patient satisfaction

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Title: 5 Tips to Make Your Anesthesia Program as Efficient as Possible

Source: TeamHealth

Your surgical service is the engine that drives your hospital’s bottom line, and any inefficiency can disrupt everything—from the number of surgical cases your hospital handles to its ability to attract new patients and physicians—thus hindering profitability. This white paper outlines five tips to help make your anesthesia program reach or exceed “best practice” levels.

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Patient Safety


select-international-logoTitle: Individual Behaviors, Not Programs, Drive Patient Safety and the Patient Experience

Source: Select International

If people can learn about their own tendencies in a non-threatening, positive manner, and be provided concrete examples of behavioral changes, they are receptive. We’ve seen this work in other industries and we know that isolated exercises using this approach have worked with physicians, nurses and front line staff. Download this whitepaper to learn how improving patient safety and patient experience starts with the individual. 

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