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Surgical Directions Logo (1)Title: Three Keys to Optimizing Efficiency and Productivity in the Operating Room

Source: Surgical Directions

A collaborative, efficient and productive culture is essential within hospital OR’s. However, different motivations and misaligned incentives across the board often threaten that culture, as well as the profit margin. Fortunately, there are key changes that can be implemented to alleviate these issues and improve overall performance.

This white paper gets to the heart of these issues and illustrates three fundamental changes that will eliminate the existing inefficiencies and improve productivity while maintaining or increasing clinical quality.

Learn how addressing issues within governance, data, best practices and reporting can enhance the OR’s ability to maximize their potential for excellence.

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Aidin Logo high qual JPEGTitle: The Biggest Barrier to Patient Choice...Is You

Source: Aidin

Harness the power of patient choice to improve outcomes, patient satisfaction and maximize risk based reimbursement.

The need to place your patients with the right post acute care provider is greater than ever. Your health system’s outcomes, perception in the market and bottom line are tied to the performance of the post acute providers who care for your patients.

Unfortunately most hospitals and health systems use antiquated processes and referral systems that encourage patients to choose post acute providers who are more convenient rather than those who provide the highest quality care.

You have the power to ensure patients choose based on quality first and convenience second.

Learn how innovative health systems are creating a marketplace for post acute providers to compete for their patients’ choice based on quality and satisfaction. These innovators are reducing length of stay, increasing staff productivity and improving patient outcomes.

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Surgical Directions Logo (1)Title: Improving and Transforming the OR for Value and Quality

Source: Surgical Directions

The key to improving and transforming the OR is cultural change. Finding the balance between the needs of the surgeon and the needs of the hospital will allow for the leadership and productivity required in a successful operating room.

This white paper will outline two key strategies that are crucial to culture change. These strategies have proven effective in not only improving operating room culture, but also in improving operational and financial performance.

Learn how implementing a daily huddle and developing a data sharing protocol can help drive the change you wish to see in your hospital.

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Workforce Management

 

ECI LogoTitle: Aquiring and Retaining the Best ED Docs: Secrets from a Staffing Leader

Source: ECI Healthcare Partners

For a hospital administrator determined to have an outstanding emergency department, a limited supply of EM docs and ever-increasing demand and competition certainly poses a challenge. But there’s good news: Recruiting and retaining enough doctors—and high quality doctors at that—is not only possible but also uniquely within your control.

In this white paper, we’ll show you:
• Where and how to devote resources to attract outstanding physicians to your hospital.
• How to keep them as a part of your team for the long haul.
• How to identify where you or your recruiters might be going wrong.
• Tips to make your vetting process more efficient.

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API logoTitle: Disrupting Healthcare's Legacy Approach to Staffing

Source: API Healthcare

An innovative staff scheduling methodology is emerging in healthcare, and reinventing how hospitals and health systems leverage their most valuable resource – their employees – to achieve better outcomes including; more satisfied employees, reduced labor costs and, ultimately, improved quality of care and patient satisfaction.

This new approach, called Collaborative Staffing, reimagines traditional staffing practices and offers new solutions to long-standing problems. The Collaborative Staffing model is being leveraged by many leading healthcare organizations to drive down labor costs and optimize staffing processes.

Click here to download this whitepaper to understand the research demonstrating how Collaborative Staffing improves the efficacy, efficiency, and organizational outcomes associated with staff management. The analysis aims to detail the power of this staffing and scheduling paradigm, and exemplify how it benefits financial health, staff, and patients for hospitals using this model.

 

select international logoTitle: Is Leadership in Healthcare Different?

Source: Select International

Healthcare is a unique industry. Are the leadership skills required, different? Analysis shows that there may be slight differences, but more importantly, organizations need to understand their own unique challenges and be more deliberate and effective at selecting and developing leaders to face those challenges. This paper provides insight and practical advice from Donna Katen-Bahensky, who has served in executive roles in several large academic medical centers.

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Process Improvement

regentTitle: Outpatient Joint Replacement in Hospital/Surgeon ASC Joint Ventures & Two Additional Developments Transforming Surgery Center Strategies

Source: Regent Surgical Health

Leveraging extensive knowledge of the ASC mark etplace, a new white paper delves into three of the top developments currently transforming the ASC industry and hospital outpatient strategies.   The paper examines reasons hospitals should embrace the move of total joint replacement to an outpatient environment, the ASC’s role in a value-based care transition, and a new way to recruit and retain employed physicians; offering them ownership in an ASC.

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napa logoTitle: Rethinking the Value of Pain Management for the Value-based Era: New Solutions to Reduce Readmissions and Drive Revenue

Source: NAPA

An evidence-based, sophisticated approach to pain management has been shown to improve the patient experience and drive multiple revenue streams for healthcare providers. This white paper explores how closing the gap between acute, sub-acute and chronic pain is consistent with current trends in customer service and yields rewards for patients, providers and payers alike.

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xG logoTitle: Essential Elements of Care Redesign and Care Management

Source: xG Health

An effective care management program requires subject matter expertise, real-world experience, strong leadership and broad buy-in. This editorial features how xG Health’s products and solutions, including xGCare, xGLearn and ProvenCare help healthcare organizations succeed in their transition to value-based care. 

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Imprivata-logo-borderTitle: Healthcare is suffering from a patient identity crisis. Here’s how we can cure it.

Source: Imprivata

Every hospital wants to improve the health of their patients and the health of their business. By improving your patient identification process, you can significantly improve patient safety, revive your revenue cycle efficiency, and increase your market share. Read this whitepaper to learn how you can identify, treat, and cure your patient identification crisis to improve the health of your hospital and increase the quality of care you provide. Read this whitepaper to find a cure for the patient identification problems in your organization.

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vocera-logo-1in-300dpiTitle: What Does it Take to Humanize Healthcare? 

Source: Vocera

Healthcare leaders across the U.S. and Canada agree: Change has become the one constant on which healthcare organizations can depend.

Based on a combination of mission and market necessity, healthcare leaders are seeking to improve the quality and safety of the care they deliver while also making processes more efficient and cost-effective. And increasingly, organizations strive to achieve these goals while also making care more humanized for both patients and families and the physicians, nurses, and other care professionals who serve them.

This study examines three key ideas:
• How to create sustainable approaches to drive high quality, efficient, humanized healthcare experiences.
• How effectively organizations are partnering with patients and families in improvement.
• How fully organizations are assessing and measuring the impact of improvement work.

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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 places 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.

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HIT 

 

Tableau logoTitle: 5 Best Practices to Enable Population Health Management

Source: Tableau

If your healthcare organization is looking to integrate population health management into your process, work culture and technology systems, you must start with data.

And though most healthcare providers are swimming in patient information, many struggle to segment their data in a meaningful way to shore up gaps in care and promote clinical collaboration. Fortunately, there are best practices providers can implement to make their organization population health ready.

This whitepaper outlines five best practices to enable population health management, including how to:

  • Use data visualization to improve care coordination.
  • Empower individuals to explore their own data.
  • Leverage certain patient data to understand the risk profile of your population.

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DocHalo logoTitle: Physician Alignment: Stop the Revenue Leakage with the Newest Technology

Source: Doc Halo

As many as 63 percent of physicians are now employed, up from 20 percent just a few years ago. The expected result is increased revenue through in-network alliances and a shared vision for improved patient care.

The challenge? Physician referral habits are proving to be harder to rein in than expected, resulting in a steady leakage of patients out of network that amounts to as much as $40 million in lost revenue per year.

Secure, real-time communication platforms plug the leaks and restore the revenue streams by:

• Unifying and connecting health networks
• Building in-network relationships
• Aligning physicians and changing referral patterns

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

Warbird logoTitle: Implementing a Successful Telehealth Strategy: What Health-System Leaders Need to Know

Source: Warbird Consulting

Telehealth has become a vital part of healthcare delivery, a cost-effective and patient-centered tool enhancing the overall quality of a health system’s care. But to be effective, a telehealth solution needs to be implemented in the right way.

This white paper gives health-system leaders the information they need for a successful implementation. You will learn:

  • The four types of telehealth services commonly in use today.
  • How telehealth can benefit health systems and improve patient outcomes.
  • Some of the key obstacles a health system may encounter in implementing telehealth.
  • What health-system leaders need to consider when creating a telehealth implementation strategy.

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cipher-logo-high-resTitle: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Patient Care: How Good Samaritan Medical Center Optimized the Rounding Process

Source: Cipherhealth

Rounding on patients during the hospital stay is recognized as an industry-wide best practice for ensuring positive outcomes and patient experiences. With evolving technologies and reimbursement policies, organizations are now in a unique position to reconsider their rounding processes. 

In this whitepaper, leaders at Good Samaritan Medical Center share why they chose to invest in rounding technology, and how this investment has helped enhance workflows, improve quality of care, and increase patient satisfaction. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how rounding technology helps pinpoint opportunities for organizational improvement
  • Understand how a digital rounding solution helps maximize valuable staff time 
  • See how technology can be used to enhance the patient experience 

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Finance

Coker GroupTitle: Value-Based Reimbursements are Here: Are you Ready?

Source: Coker Group

Are you one of the healthcare executives who remains reluctant to prepare for value-based payment models? This paper will look at current payment changes, not those conceptualized or anticipated but those actually occurring in the marketplace today. It will also discuss how executives can manage through the changes and remain successful in a more value-based care delivery model.

Readers will learn
1. What changes are occurring in today’s marketplace
2. What executives need to do to manage through the change and remain successful

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