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 Safety

Process Improvement


Workforce Managment









CU Color Horiz LargeTitle: Improving Patient Care and the Bottom Line

Source: Capella University

Discover key research findings on how BSN degrees impact patient care. 

In reading this whitepaper you will uncover the benefits of a more educated nursing staff– including lowering the cost of care by over $5M annually, reducing annual readmissions by 248 days, improving patient mortality rates, and lowering their length of stay. Learn how BSN-qualified nurses can improve care for your patients and allow you to meet your organizational goals.  

Click here to download the whitepaper.


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Title: 4 Strategies for Building the Perioperative Workplace of the Future

Source: HealthStream

Ensure your hospital is taking strategic steps to recruit, retain, and develop a strong perioperative nursing team. Learn four strategies from industry expert, AORN, for designing an advanced perioperative nursing program. 

Click here to download the whitepaper and learn more.

Voera LogoTitle: The Evolving Role of the Healthcare Chief Experience Officer

 Source: Vocera

To drive differentiation, loyalty, and growth for their organizations, a new cadre of health executives, Chief Experience Officers (CXOs), are gaining prominence. 

These mavericks and change agents are tasked with creating sustainable system transformation that delivers optimal care to patients and families while empowering care teams and staff to achieve their highest healing potential.

While other studies have looked at system and c-suite priorities, none of them have delved into the complex and changing role of the CXO to understand the pressures, priorities, successes, and challenges of this emerging healthcare leadership role.

In this study we sought to examine three key ideas:

  • Resourcing, prioritizing, and aligning experience improvement across organizations
  • Challenges to creating a system-wide infrastructure for experience improvement
  • Leading strategies that are crucial for success in the CXO role

Click here to download the report to learn more about the emerging role of the Chief Experience Officer.


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.”

Click here to download the paper.


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: 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?

Click here to access the whitepaper.


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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

Click here to access this whitepaper



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. 

Click here to download the paper.



Workforce Management


API WP August logoTitle: Lessening the Negative Impact of Human Factors

Source: API Healthcare

With the potential to impact every patient outcome metric, workforce management and staffing decisions are critical. The shift to healthcare’s value-based model is being accelerated by measurable goals and an aggressive timeline. With improved patient experience as the objective, addressing root causes that impact patient satisfaction scores is imperative to success.

The most frequently cited root cause for sentinel events reported by Joint Commission are “human factors”, which include staffing levels, skill mix, competency assessment, fatigue and more.

This data-driven paper “Lessening the Negative Impact of Human Factors” examines:

  • Staffing variables’ measurable impact on specific patient outcome metrics
  • Workforce management strategies to lower the risk of “human factors”
  • Workforce automation options to support improved patient outcomes

Click here to download the paper.


ECI HP Logo WEB RGBTitle: Better (+ Faster + Stronger) Together

Source: ECI Healthcare Partners

ECI Healthcare Partners has been working for over 40 years to support emergency, hospitalist, and primary care physicians, improving their interactions, and creating a safer and more efficient care continuum. 

We help healthcare providers:

  • Identify the challenges faced by emergency medicine, hospitalist, and primary care physicians
  • Understand the different approaches of each discipline
  • Develop a plan to apply the learned techniques with colleagues
  • Find ways in which collaboration between physicians can lead to improved patient care.

Interested in learning more about how we do this successfully? Get the white paper that does just that.

Click here to download the paper.



Process Improvement


Surgical Directions Logo (1)Title: The Surgeon-Centered OR

Source: Surgical Directions

3 Steps to Building an Efficient, Productive and Profitable Surgery Department

Hospitals depend on the OR to drive financial performance. But in many ORs, low utilization leads to high operating costs and weak revenue. The good news: Better performing hospitals have developed highly profitable surgery departments by putting physicians at the center of OR leadership. To find out how, download this new white paper from Surgical Directions.

This white paper will show you how to:

  • Create a physician-led Surgical Services Executive Committee (SSEC) that drives dramatic performance improvement
  • Design a block time schedule system that boosts OR utilization while increasing surgeon and anesthesiologist satisfaction
  • Leverage physician leadership to increase case volume, OR revenue and net margin.

Learn the 3 steps to building an efficient, productive and profitable surgery department.

Click here to download the whitepaper.


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