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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.


Health IT

Hospital-Physician Relationships

Patient Safety


Workforce & Labor Management







Workforce & Labor Management


Title: 9 Trends Impacting Caregiver Satisfaction and Your Bottom Line

Source: Sodexo Sodexo Logo

Job satisfaction impacts staff efficacy, patient care and the performance of an organization. With nearly half of all healthcare workers disengaged from their jobs, progressive providers are thoughtfully designing a work experience that aligns with emerging trends and expectations of their employees.

The 2015 Workplace Trends Report explores how designing for trends like Mindfulness, Recognition, and Rateocracy can help improve brand image, decrease turnover, reduce medical expenses, and improve quality of care. Click here to access this whitepaper. 



API Healthcare A GE Healthcare Company Logo RGB-01Title: The Transformational Power of an Optimized Workforce

Source: API Healthcare

Labor’s ability to impact a hospital’s success extends far beyond the bounds of a profit and loss statement. An optimized workforce can be a force multiplier —from lowering overtime costs to improving staff engagement, patient satisfaction, and quality of care.

The whitepaper, “Accounting for the Transformational Power of an Optimized Workforce,” sheds light on the growing body of evidence that supports workforce optimization’s effect on outcomes like: overtime costs, nurse turnover, staff injuries, medical errors, and patient satisfaction. Click here to access this whitepaper. 


Title: Failure is Not an Option – a More Deliberate Approach to Healthcare Leader Selection and Development

Source: Select Internationalselectinternational

Failure is Not an Option – a More Deliberate Approach to Healthcare Leader Selection and Development
In many respects, the demands of leading a healthcare organization today have outpaced our ability to prepare and develop senior leaders ready to face these challenges. Many senior leaders fail because of behavioral deficiencies that could have been identified in the selection process and improved with a focused developmental plan. There is a desperate need for more diligent selection, and leadership development programs that are not didactic and generic, but focused and effective. This white paper outlines how to adopt proven, progressive senior leader talent strategies to the complex and unique challenges facing healthcare organizations.

A three step process to selecting senior leaders includes identification of key competencies, a useful interview process and Select Assessment® for Executives. More effective healthcare leader development programs should incorporate four key components including Select International’s Success Coach™ which provides real time developmental feedback on an interactive, artificial intelligence platform. Click here to access this whitepaper.


Title: A Call to Adopt Information Governance Practices


This white paper describes findings from the first major survey of information 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


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

Source: hc1.com

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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.

. Click here to download the paper!


vocera 3Title: HBI Report: Integrated Communication Strategy Critical To Care Coordination

Source: Vocera

Learn how hospital care team communication strategies can improve outcomes, satisfaction, and reimbursements.

Get the Healthcare Business Insights Report, “Designing Communication Networks to Optimize Healthcare Outcomes,” which outlines key healthcare trends, presents real-world case studies from leading healthcare providers, and describes deployed solutions that are producing significant, quantified results. Find out how clear gains in patient satisfaction and operational efficiency have been realized by improving collaboration between physicians, nurses and patients. The report also highlights how healthcare providers are driving results by implementing real-time collaboration strategies that leverage investments in their EHR deployment, clinical systems and mobile devices. Click here to download the paper!


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


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. 

Click here to access the paper.


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.

Clicke here to access the paper.




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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

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. 





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

Source: TeamHealthteamhealth-logo

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.

Click here to download the paper.




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