Whitepaper Archive

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.

Clinical Excellence

Health Information Technology

Hospital Finance

Hospital-Physician Relationships

Patient Safety and Experience

Quality and Infection Control

Readmissions and Care Coordination

Supply Chain

Process Improvement

Workforce and Labor Management

 


Process Improvement

 

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Title: Fix Emergency Department Overcrowding, Wait Times, and Throughput

Source: Schumacher Clinical Partners

Emergency department overcrowding and lengthy wait times are nothing new. But with the advent of the Affordable Care Act and resultant rise in ED volume, overcrowding and wait times are getting increasingly worse. The phenomenon is not only costly for your hospital but also compromises care quality, patient experience, outcomes, and physician productivity and satisfaction. In this white paper, we’ll show you three common ED flow impediments and efficiency tricks to improve:

  • Lab testing and radiology
  • Physician and advanced practice provider flow
  • Systematic workflow issues

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

Title: How to Reduce Preventable Readmissions with Healthcare IT

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Source: MobileSmith

A record-high $528 million in penalties in 2016 has hospitals continuing to look for ways to reduce preventable readmissions, while the patients ultimately pay the price. Strategically-targeted mobile apps offer providers the means to engage patients and caregivers throughout the treatment plan in a helpful, cost-effective manner.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Double Your Ambulatory Platform by 2020

 Source: Regent Surgical Health

Outpatient strategy is key to providing value-based care and Regent Surgical Health shows how health systems can double their ambulatory platform in their latest white paper, which answers four key questions:

  • What is your managed care strategy?
  • What are your current assets?
  • What’s missing?
  • Can you execute?

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

Title: Reimagining Healthcare in America

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Source: ShareCare

Two primary challenges face America’s healthcare system today: rising costs and increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. For decades, the increasing cost of healthcare has been a major strain on the economy, however little attention has been given to preventing the rapidly growing prevalence of chronic disease.  That is until now. 

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Transitions of Care: 5 Steps for Fixing the Most Dangerous Communication Problem in the Hospital

Source: Doc Halo

With nearly 80% of serious medical errors involving miscommunication during patient transfers, it’s time to close this dangerous communication gap. A well-designed transitions of care program can reduce readmissions, improve outcomes and keep your patients in network. Learn five steps for designing an effective program for your health system.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

TeamHealth logo wpTitle: Perioperative Surgical Home: Improving Surgical Outcomes and Reducing Costs

Source: TeamHealth

Surgical patients are an often-overlooked opportunity for hospitals looking to improve outcomes, enhance patient satisfaction and increase efficiency. The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is a new model of surgical care designed to achieve these goals by creating a more patient-centric, team-based system of coordinated care. This white paper explores the Perioperative Surgical Home, the positive impact it can have on hospital operation and finances, and steps hospitals can take to implement the model in their facilities.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Strategies to Optimize Staff Time in the Hospital

Source: CipherHealth

Download the white paper to uncover strategies for maximizing staff time on patient care activities. In this white paper we explore how various hospitals and health systems are improving their rounding, care coordination, and patient follow-up processes.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Pre-Audit Adaptation: Ensuring Daily Joint Commission Compliance

Source: Medxcel Facilities Management

In this whitepaper you will find four crucial steps hospitals leaders should follow to allow for a more achievable (and less costly) resolution when deficiencies arise and ensure a smoother survey process. The pressure to ensure constant compliance between surveys has never been stronger on hospital leadership as The Joint Commission and other Accreditation Organizations continually increases the accountability measures for accredited healthcare organizations.  With the ever-changing landscape of regulatory compliance, the key to success is to be nimble and adaptable to the changes recently made by TJC and prepare for changes on the horizon.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: The Two-Aspirin Headaches of Tomorrow's Clinicians

Source: Vocera

When it comes to clinical communications and workflow, today’s headaches could become tomorrow’s – but they don’t have to. Our new eGuide looks at four key challenges to clinical communication and workflow, and how we’ve helped our customers overcome them.

  • Staffing shortages
  • Blending operational efficiency with clinical quality
  • Delivering an exceptional patient experience
  • Getting physicians to adopt new technologies and protocols

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: 3 Keys to a Successful Healthcare Communication Platform

Source: Voalté

This whitepaper will give you the tools to:

  • Offer your staff multiple modes of communication with voice, text and alert notifications on shared and personal devices.
  • Integrate communication with third-party systems such as the EHR, nurse call and alarm middleware.
  • Support your hospital's future technology initiatives with a scalable communication solution.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

SchumacherCP FullColorLogoTitle: Fix Emergency Department Overcrowding, Wait Times, and Throughput

Source: Schumacher Clinical Partners

Emergency department overcrowding and lengthy wait times are nothing new. But with the advent of the Affordable Car Act and resultant rise in ED volume, both are getting increasingly worse. By implementing a few process changes at a patient’s arrival in the ED, your hospital’s ED can significantly improve flow and set the stage for more efficient throughput, ultimately reducing overcrowding and wait times.

In this white paper, we’ll focus on:
• Quickly assess arriving patient’s needs while minimizing risk 
• Minimize patient wait times, waste and redundancies in productivity
• Drastically reduce patient-to-provider time and LWBS rates

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Revisiting Regional Anesthesia: A Pathway to Optimal Patient Outcomes, Surgeon Satisfaction and Value-based Payments

Source: North American Partners in Anesthesia 

Modern advances in regional anesthesia can provide competitive advantages to hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. This white paper examines how a robust regional anesthesia program improves efficiency, performance measures and profitability, and delights patients, surgeons and healthcare administrators.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Fixing Healthcare’s Broken Pre-Authorization Screening & Verification Model

Source: RelayHealth Financial 

Among the processes that influence the healthcare revenue cycle, pre-authorization stands out—but not in a good way. It lacks the foundation of a widely-adopted electronic data exchange, resulting in repeated manual, ad hoc methods of securing and confirming payer approval for non-emergency medical services.

So where does authorization break down? And how can it be fixed?

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Building A Post-Acute Partnership: How to Qualify Your Post-Actue Care Partners to Prepare for Value-Based Medicine

Source: Mainstreet

Value-based reimbursement has completely changed how hospitals deliver care. In order to avoid costly readmission rates and other penalties, hospitals now have to extend their oversight and responsibility beyond discharge to cover the entire continuum of care, necessitating strong post-acute care partnerships.

This article will help you qualify your post-acute partnerships to make sure they’re prepared for value-based medicine.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

vocera logoTitle: Innovation and the Human Experience in Healthcare

Souce: Vocera Communications

 
Improving the experience of care can be lost in the push to find innovative ways to improve quality, lower costs, and withstand changing payment models. The Experience Innovation Network, part of Vocera, examined how healthcare organizations keep the human experience front and center in their approaches to innovation.
 
Here are a few of the critical attributes that leading organizations shared. Download the full report to learn more.
  • Having C-level support for both innovation and experience improvement
  • Incorporating experience improvement into the organization’s innovation vision statement
  • Highlighting improvements to physician and staff experience as a means of recruiting pilot sites and speeding the diffusion of successful innovation

Click here to learn more. 

 

regentTitle: Ambulatory Care Platforms as the Key Driver of a Successful Value-Based Care Strategy

Source: Regent Surgical Health

Regent Surgical Health’s comprehensive, new white paper, “Ambulatory Care Platforms as the Key Driver of a Successful Value-Based Care Strategy,” shares insights and expertise to help hospital systems embrace the strategic, structural and operational approaches that optimize ambulatory care platforms to enhance value-based care strategies. In addition to exploring industry best practices, Regent Surgical Health shares its experience working with health systems across the country to develop and execute ASC strategies that improve outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Click here to learn more. 

 

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Source: DataGen

Before the second data feed, is the program showing early signs of success?

The healthcare industry is in a state of quiet anticipation as we await the second data feed from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model. Participants still have a lot of questions. Will the program help hospitals deliver better accountability for care? Will care be coordinated more effectively? Is it going to help reduce costs—and if it does, for whom?

Click here to learn more. 

 

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Title: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine: Freestanding EDs Meet Patients Where They Are

Source: Adeptus

Hospital-based emergency department (ED) care systems are overburdened. Americans require emergency care more than ever, but EDs are constrained by space, staff and resources resulting in overcrowding across the country. Freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) are a solution to this issue. FSEDs expand access to emergency care at equal to lower fees with smaller patient volumes and shorter wait times. FSEDs can educate patients and bring new insights to help develop better performing facilities that put patient care first. FSEDs are not a replacement, but a high quality supplement to address the growing need for more emergency care in the U.S.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

Title: Healthcare Breach Security Assessment

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Source: Intel

See this whitepaper for how to benchmark your maturity, priorities and breach security capabilities compared to the HLS industry across 8 types of breaches and 42 security capabilities. Key take-aways for participating HLS organizations include their breach security maturity score, where they may be over or under prioritizing different types of breaches, their percentile in terms of readiness across 8 breach types, and where they have significant gaps and opportunities for improvement across 42 breach security capabilities.

Fill out the form to discover:

  • Maturity of your breach security, benchmarked against the healthcare industry
  • Your readiness percentile score across 8 types of breaches and ransomware
  • Potential gaps in your breach security where you may be lagging the healthcare industry, and opportunities for improvement

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Source: Philips

In this white paper, Philips offers a framework for implementing a successful population health management program (PHM) to address the broader factors beyond analytics and/or diagnosing and treating disease.

This approach to population health management can be thought of as “continuous health” – a way to better analyze, manage and account for the health of individuals and populations. Continuous health is characterized by immediate and uninterrupted connections and interactions that promote ongoing health and proactive care. It works across the full spectrum of where, when and how health happens. However, achieving this vision requires transformation in all elements of the industry ecosystem. To drive towards a continuous health approach, Philips identifies nine specific interconnected areas for success in population health management. Learn how to distinguish areas requiring improvement, recognize areas of strength, and prioritize capabilities and long-term goals to yield a population health strategy suited to every unique need.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

Health360-LogoTMTitle: Embracing Population Health Management: How Six Innovators Are Pioneering Value-Based Care

Source: Tribridge

As we move along the continuum from volume- to value based care, not all providers face the same challenges, although there are critical areas of overlap. In this eBook we will look more closely at acute care, post-acute care/rehabilitation management and chronic disease management providers, and spotlight areas of innovation, in particular with Tribridge Health360, a CRM-powered, cloud-based Population Health Management (PHM) solution.

Learn how today’s healthcare organizations are leading the industry’s transformation to value-based care and are achieving:

  • Improved performance, outcomes and patient well-being
  • Greater care team efficiency and improved consumer loyalty
  • Higher quality care at lower costs

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

surgical-directions-logo-finalTitle: How Out-of-OR Areas Can Impact Performance

Source: Surgical Directions

Running an efficient operating room is like keeping a number of spinning plates going at the same time. When one falls and breaks, the others are vulnerable to the same outcomes. This whitepaper will explain the many roles of the anesthesiologist both in and out of the operating room and outlines how adequate staffing in the anesthesiology department and oversight of scheduling by the SSEC will aide in ensuring overall efficiency and quality.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Aligning Facilities Management Operations with Healthcare Provider Strategies

Source: Medxcel Facilities Management

Healthcare facilities are often required to maintain or improve the quality and quantity of their facilities operations services while their budgets shrink. Patient safety and satisfaction remain top priority and demand safe, efficient facilities, which, in turn demand ample resources. In this white paper, we will outline how facilities operations can successfully align with healthcare provider strategies by doing far more with less.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


Clinical Excellence

ECI logoTitle: Flowers Hospital Case Study: Overcoming Emergency Department Challenges

Source: ECI Healthcare Partners

Learn how ECI Healthcare Partners helped the emergency department of a 235-bed hospital overcome challenges so many emergency departments face: instability,
stagnant patient volume, lengthy door-to- provider times, and gaping schedule holes. In this case study, we’ll outline how installing strong clinical leadership; recruiting quality, community-minded providers; and implementing process improvements, such as inserting a provider in triage, helped the department thrive and achieve outstanding results, including:

  • 20% increase in patient volume
  • 79% decrease in door-to- provider times
  • 50% decrease in LWOT rates

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

Cardinal-Health-logoTitle: As the Pharmacy Assumes a Lead Role in Strategic Initiatives, Hospitals Find Remote Pharmacy Services an Effective Solution to Ensure Patient Safety and the Bottom Line

Source: Cardinal Health

Remote pharmacy services have generally been overlooked by large hospitals and health systems, which until recently maintained highly efficient pharmacy departments of their own. However, as hospital pharmacy staff are increasingly being pulled away from the pharmacy to assist and lead in system-wide clinical and strategic initiatives, and as reimbursements and patient satisfaction surface as top priorities, hospitals of all sizes are beginning to realize the value of supplementing their pharmacies with remote clinical personnel.

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

 

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Title: How Accessible is Your Health System? Identifying and Solving Patient Access Problems

Source: Everseat

To meet the needs of a patient base that’s growing in size and complexity, health systems must become more accessible. Long waits to access care endanger patient well-being and damage health systems’ reputations and finances.

Hospitals and health systems that develop patient-centered scheduling systems will reap the extraordinary benefits of a healthier and more satisfied patient base. Yet most continue to operate under scheduling protocols created during an earlier era, designed for the benefit of providers rather than patients.

This white paper describes the challenges of creating a more accessible health system, and explores the latest solutions. Learn how to move your own health system toward greater accessibility with emerging technology and improved protocols.

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

 

 


Hospital Finance

Coker GroupTitle: Ramifications for the Healthcare Industry: the Move to Value-Based Reimbursement

Source: Coker Group

With value-based reimbursement linking provider payment to outcomes, providers and payers should be aware of new transaction types and characteristics relevant to value-based reimbursement. Under contemporary models, much of the financial and clinical risk shifts from the payer to the provider and providers are held accountable for leading the care continuum. Providers are rewarded based on the quality and efficiency of the care they deliver, as well as their ability to contain costs.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: 2017 Healthcare Industry Brief: Priorities and Predictions for Hospital CFOs

Source: Intermedix

With so much in flux, healthcare executives view 2017 as the year of uncertainty. In light of this perception, financial officers are focusing their attention on issues that they have more control over in the short-term. To learn more about these strategic shifts, Intermedix interviewed more than 100 healthcare executives and financial leaders from hospitals across the country about their current priorities for 2017. 

Download this industry brief to:

  • Learn which issues CFOs are prioritizing in 2017.
  • Gain insight into the pressures and opportunities steering the strategic direction of hospital CFOs.
  • Read about strategic adjustments being made to address changing market forces.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

ge monogram primary blue RGBTitle: How Enterprise Financial Management Helps Providers Minimize Risk in Value-Based Care

Source: GE Healthcare

Healthcare providers and payers operate under a combination of fee-for-service and fee-for-value payment models today, however the latter is gaining traction and expected to eclipse traditional reimbursement methods in the next few years. This is true for both governmental and commercial reimbursement. CMS has established a timeline to progressively tie more Medicare dollars to value-based payments, and hospitals and health systems expect at least 30 percent of their revenue to fall under value-based contracts by 2018, according to an HFMA survey.

Click here to download the whitepaper.

 

MedAssist  logoTitle: Community Hospital Increases Days Cash on Hand by 583% to 426 Days

Source: MedAssist

A small community hospital with unique geography was, like many community hospitals, suffering from a decrease in cash. Additionally, receivables and bad debt were trending up.

That unique geography created unique staffing and workflow challenges. It wasn’t so much about getting people, rather getting the right people to work within a best practice operating model.

When Days Cash on Hand reached 73, the hospital executive team raised their hands for help. See what they accomplished with their revenue cycle KPIs by engaging MedAssist.

Take a peek inside to learn:
• More about why these challenges persisted
• How they overcame them
• The results

Click here to download the whitepaper.

 

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Title: Healthcare's Fiduciary's Handbook - A step-by-step guide for non-profit hospitals & healthcare systems

Source: Russell Investments

To help manage the complexity surrounding your investment program, we’ve written the Healthcare Fiduciary’s Handbook. This step-by-step guide includes:

  • An intuitive framework to effectively oversee your investment program.
  • Practical advice from Russell Investment experts on aligning your asset pools with your organizational goals.
  • How to target your investment objectives by aligning your investment beliefs.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Why More Hospitals Seek Revenue Cycle Experts to Protect Finances, Gain Competitive Edge

Source: Cerner

This whitepaper will discuss:

  • Financial and IT benefits of outsourcing revenue cycle operations
  • Long-term and short-term outsourcing strategies
  • Trends in the financial services market
  • Critical traits in a financial service partner

To learn how your organization can benefit from a financial services partnership, how to structure the relationship and what to look for in a potential partner,
download the whitepaper here.

 

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Title: Financing Acquisitions: Top Strategies for Today's Healthcare Providers

Source: KeyBank

This white paper explores the state of M&A activity in the healthcare provider industry, what’s driving it and, importantly, the top strategies today’s healthcare leaders should use to evaluate their M&A financing options. Healthcare executives of hospitals and health systems view M&A activity not just as a way to maintain solvency but as a path toward excellence in care delivery—and, of course, adapting to the new environment birthed by reform. Experts predict consolidation within the healthcare provider industry will continue for several more years as organizations seek ways to expand their territories, maximize growth opportunities and diversify their payer mixes.

Click here to download the whitepaper


Health Information Technology

 

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Title: Scalable Data: The Facts and Why You Need It Now

Source: RelayHealth

There was a time when healthcare data collection meant keeping track of the encounters and costs in your own facility. In today’s increasingly risk-based environment, that’s no longer an option. You need to connect to data that’s not yours, or your analytics will be based on incomplete information.

Within this white paper you’ll learn:
• Why you need more data than what is currently in your network for success in the value-based care journey
• The three most common reasons healthcare data doesn’t meld easily in its raw form
• The top five key questions to ask a data platform vendor

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

 

Title: Cybersecurity in Health: Using a trusted cloud solution to help ensure data is managed, protected, private, and compliant

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Source: Microsoft

Too many organizations don’t realize how sophisticated cyberattacks have become. Hackers are no longer mischievous high school kids hiding in their parents’ basements. They are well organized, with tools in their arsenals that include easily obtainable software development kits—complete with product support.

Microsoft protects customers through both secure development and secure operations practices, going beyond certification requirements with an Operational Security Assurance framework and dedicated cybersecurity teams.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

RelayHealth-Full-Color-LogoTitle: From Storage to Usage

Source: RelayHealth

The age of Big Data has long since arrived in healthcare, and it continues to evolve rapidly. Solutions that once seemed like the silver bullet are struggling to keep up with increased demands. The biggest change: managing the data that lives outside the four walls of your enterprise. Read this whitepaper focused on how a data platform can unlock the value of healthcare data. You’ll learn:

  • Why an EDW model may not be enough for your health system
  • How data acquisition at scale and data access are easier with the right tools
  • What you will need to maximize data value

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

Hayes LogoTitle: Big Data MACRA and Evidence

Source: Hayes

In this new eBook, we cover meaningful use, the implications of its evolution into MACRA, and the way evidence holds the key to the enigma that is big data and its use in improving healthcare delivery.

In this eBook, you'll learn:

  • How to scale the big data mountain using evidence as your guide
  • The relationship between evidence and big data
  • The tools needed to succeed

Click here to download the white paper.

 

Sunquest logoTitle: Build or Buy: Optimizing Informatics for Genetic Testing

Source: Sunquest Information Systems

More and more hospitals are meeting the demand for cost-effective, patient-centered care with genetic testing. As the volume of genetic testing grows, healthcare facilities are expanding their in-house capabilities. A critical question they’ll face: will it be more efficient to build or buy the informatics pipelines needed for a molecular lab?

Sunquest’s new white paper Build or Buy: Optimizing Informatics for Genetic Testing outlines the factors involved in making such a decision, including:

  • Managing the complexity of genomic data
  • Ensuring accurate, up-to-date variant knowledge
  • Prioritizing financial and human resources for return on investment

Click here to download the white paper.

 

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Title: Transforming the member experience starting with your contact center

Source: Salesforce

Studies show 36% of customers are willing to switch health plans for a better customer experience. Delivering the ideal member experience is no simple task but insurers now find themselves with a valuable opportunity to stand out from the competition.  Find out how to transform your call center and member experience with the latest e-book from Salesforce.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: VDI and Hyperconvergence in Action at Covenant Health

Source: Lenovo

Learn how Covenant Health arrived at its decision to adopt VDI and, most importantly, the six lessons Adam Sherwood, enterprise infrastructure architect for the system, learned from the implementation. In this whitepaper, Mr. Sherwood shares signs of a roll-out done right and other best practices to help other health system leaders undertaking virtualization and modernizing their infrastructure.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Four Ways Data is Improving Healthcare Operations

Source: Tableau

Learn four ways healthcare providers are finding meaningful insights and achieving operational excellence with data. Monitoring, measuring, and analyzing data to improve patient safety, care quality, operational costs, and compliance can be easier than you think. Read this paper to learn more about how to combine disparate data source, increase productivity with real-time data, and automate ad hoc reporting.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: The Healthcare CIO Perspective on Supporting Clinical Workflows

Source: Spok

In this survey designed specifically for healthcare CIOs and administered by CHIME, more than 100 IT leaders revealed the business goals behind their mobile workflow investments. CIOs responded to questions about their big-picture goals, the use cases driving their mobile app selections, and which common workflows they are focused on improving.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Leveraging Mobile Apps to Reduce Emergency Room Overcrowding

Source: MobileSmith

As the nation’s emergency departments are bursting at the seams, hospital leaders are asking: How can mobile apps help reduce ED overcrowding and improve patient satisfaction? This whitepaper presents the latest research on the most efficient mobile approaches to fixing the ED problem:

  • Which moments of the patient’s ED journey you can target with mobile apps
  • Mobile functions you can leverage to deliver a better ED experience
  • Examples of efficient ED/Urgent Care apps deployed by hospitals
  • Four key steps to building your ED app for success

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Next-Gen Data Platform Powering Healthcare Modernization and Innovation

 Source: MarkLogic

Healthcare organizations today are striving to stay relevant by improving customer satisfaction, reducing costs, delivering better outcomes for patients, and building a modern sustainable enterprise. Dealing with the sheer volume and diversity of standalone, proprietary healthcare systems and heterogeneous data is a significant hurdle to achieving healthcare business objectives. Aggregating, harmonizing, and enriching data to get a 360-degree view of a member or patient is more crucial, yet more difficult, than ever. The MarkLogic* Enterprise NoSQL database platform running on the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® processors creates an agile, modern, scalable platform for innovation across the healthcare enterprise.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: The Changing Dynamics of Customer Engagement

Source: Salesforce

Today’s healthcare customers, from patients to members, want faster, more responsive service across every channel and on any device. Providing omni-channel service at a cost that makes sense for the business is top of mind for any executive. So how can leaders manage this while delivering best-in-class personalized service? In this e-book, you’ll meet two visionary companies, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and American Addiction Centers, that are revolutionizing the customer experience in today’s highly connected world. Each company will share tips on what it has established and what it is doing to drive success with its customers. See how these organizations are taking it to the next level — from providing an effortless customer experience through contact centers, to driving agent productivity with omni-channel support. Both of these healthcare leaders are building engaging experiences to transform healthcare service.

Click here to learn more. 

 

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Title: Case Study: Southwest Medical's Winning Strategy for Telehealth

Source: Americal Well

In 2014, Southwest Medical Associates, one of Nevada’s largest multi-specialty medical groups, partnered with American Well to launch its telehealth service, SMA NowClinic. Since launch, Southwest Medical has enrolled more than 30,000 patients in its program, with more than 20,000 telehealth visits.  Many different factors can be attributed to the great success of this telehealth program, including its provider engagement strategy, pilot program, and multi-pronged marketing plan. For an insider’s look at how Southwest Medical planned, built and executed this industry-leading telehealth service, read the newly released case study.

Click here to learn more. 

 

Title: Bridging the Patient ID Accuracy Gap

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Source: Lenovo Health and Intel

Identity theft is not limited to shady eCommerce websites or restaurant servers. Medical identity theft is mainstream, with over 2 million victims in the last year alone. Get the stats you need to start down the path to a more secure infrastructure, today.

Click here to learn more.  

 

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Title: 12 Hospital Apps for Quick Mobile ROI

Source: MobileSmith

This whitepaper answers the million-dollar question of mobile ROI in healthcare. How can hospitals put mobile apps to work quickly, to solve real, costly problems? We have distilled the best and quickest mobile use cases that can make a measurable impact on:

    • Preventable readmissions
    • Emergency room overuse
    • Physician burnout
    • Referral leakage
    • Population health, and much more!

Check out these simple apps your hospital can launch quickly and tackle the most pressing issues. These mobile ideas will instantly make sense to your clinical directors, CEO, and CFO.
Click here to learn more. 

 

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Source: Salesforce

To understand how Americans today communicate with their healthcare providers, their opinions on telemedicine and wearable devices, and their experiences with post-discharge care, Salesforce conducted its “2016 Connected Patient Report.” The report found that people primarily interact with their physicians through in-person visits, phone calls and emails, but are open to virtual care treatment options enabled through technology. The report also found that following discharge from a hospital or clinic, insured adults with a primary care provider strongly believe improvements can be made to their experiences through better communication with their primary care doctor and throughout their care network.

  1. Learn why 62% of patients think wearable data might save them money.
  2. Discover the number one way care can improve after a hospital stay.
  3. Find out if virtual care options are a flop or the wave of the future.

Click here to download the whitepaper.  

 

intel logo 2Title: Diagnosing Which Devices Provide More for Healthcare

Source: Intel

Although zero clients might seem like a reliable choice in the clinical setting, they do not stand up to rich-client devices for efficiency or flexibility. Ensuring a positive experience for patients, enhanced coordination and efficiency for office staff and expanded ability for collaboration among clinicians is integral to new standards for healthcare delivery today — and only rich-client devices can deliver on all of these needs.

For an in-depth look at how rich-client devices increase efficiency and effectiveness compared to zero clients, click here to download the whitepaper, "Diagnosing Which Devices Provide More for Healthcare."

 

GHX-Blue-Yellow-RGBTitle: Driving Electronic Health Record (EHR) Value with Clean Item Master Data

Source: GHX

As you plan your EHR implementation, consider the critical role item master integrity plays in keeping systems aligned and delivering better patient care. Download this white paper to learn more about master data management strategies that put you on the path to a successful implementation, specifically how to: collaborate, cleanse, enrich, integrate and automate your processes.
Click here to download the whitepaper.

 

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Title: Introducing Salesforce Health Cloud: 3 Core Advantages

Source: Salesforce

The shift to patient-centric relationship management has begun, and Salesforce is leading the way with Health Cloud. This e-book shows you how to tap into the power of the cloud, social, and mobile to make the move to 1-to-1 care. Explore Health Cloud’s three core advantages:

  1. A complete view of patient data for easy access to the right patient information, from current conditions and medications to specialists and appointment history.
  2. Deeper patient engagement, with the ability to prioritize tasks across all a patient’s needs, connect with caregiver networks, and create a customized care plan.
  3. Real-time patient engagement through private Salesforce Communities, allowing caregiver networks and patients to share secure messages anytime, and anywhere.

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mobilesmith logoTitle: Patient-Centered Care, One App at a Time

Source: MobileSmith

To succeed in mobile patient engagement, it’s no longer enough to build one app. Patient journeys include multiple mobile moments – you can capture them by offering targeted branded apps. But how can hospital marketers and IT find the resources to churn out multiple apps quickly? Discover how to build an efficient multi-app strategy for your hospital: 

  • ·What kind of mobile experiences do your patients expect and embrace?
  • ·How can you capture their mobile moments at each turn in their patient journey?
  • ·Four core principles of a responsive, sustainable multi-app strategy.
  • ·How to implement an agile app development process in your organization.

Click here to donwload the whitepaper. 

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Title: The State of the Medical Imaging Market

Source: Dell Services

To improve patient care, hospitals must find a way to easily access medical images regardless of  their source. Download “The State of the Medical Imaging Market” to discover how to achieve this goal with an enterprise-wide, vendor neutral archive that leverages the cloud for quick wins and benefits over time.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: HIMSS Research Report: IT Strategy & Value Based Care

 Source: Vocera 

Global health care advisor HIMSS Analytics surveyed 256 executives from health systems, hospitals and clinics during the 2016 HIMSS conference to better understand how value-based purchasing is influencing hospital information technology decision-making.

Get the full report to learn more why these following findings matter:
• 87 percent regard value-based purchasing as a significant influence on IT strategy
• 82 percent indicated integration across clinical systems can improves workflows
• 61 percent of clinical leaders prioritized communication coordination across care teams inside and outside the hospital

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: 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.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: 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.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


Workforce & Labor Management

 

Roi logo rgbTitle: Supply Chain Optimization: How Mercy Health Leaders Took an Idea on a Napkin to $1B in Savings — and Are Now Doing it for Others

Source: ROi

Many healthcare executives are identifying the supply chain as an area of strategic opportunity to cut costs and improve the bottom line, but they don't always have the right tools to do so. Resource Optimization & Innovation (ROi) has managed the end-to-end supply chain for St. Louis-based Mercy for 15 years, helping the 43-hospital health system save more than $1 billion. Learn how ROi is now sharing this knowledge and experience through a uniquely integrated supply chain and group purchasing model to help other healthcare providers recognize similar operational improvements and cost savings.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

select international logoTitle: Improving Hiring Efficiency, Effectiveness, and the Candidate Experience

Source: Select International

Are you taking an “evidence-based” approach to designing your talent acquisition systems?  From front line staff through the C-Suite, nothing impacts your organization’s goals more than the ability to find, develop, and retain top talent.  You can improve hiring efficiency, effectiveness, and the candidate experience by designing and implementing a more deliberate, thoughtful process.  Go beyond basic talent metrics like time to fill and turnover and build a comprehensive approach where hiring managers take an active role in building their team.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Top Workforce Management Initiatives for Quality of Care Improvements and Labor Cost Reduction

Source: GE Healthcare

The healthcare workforce is the critical component that links the entire organization’s clinical and financial imperatives. A survey of 293 healthcare executives reveals 5 of the most effective workforce management initiatives used to drive both labor cost reductions and quality of care improvements. Download this whitepaper to learn 5 top workforce management strategies used by healthcare organizations to enable better clinical and financial outcomes.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

select international logoTitle: An Evidence-Based Approach to Hiring Leaders, Physicians, Nurses, and Front Line Staff

Source: Select International

Hospitals are facing the challenge of delivering value, rather than volume, and new levels of accountability. Care delivery models are evolving, as well as payment methodologies, and the pace of technological advances will not abate. It’s certain that organizations with the most talented leaders, physicians, nurses, and front line staff have the best chance of success. The shift to a more evidence-based approach to hiring is part of an important trend. Learn more in this whitepaper from Select International.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

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Source: HealthStream

Your employees are one of the most important drivers to the success of your organization. However, the level of your employee engagement can impact everything from your patient experience to your clinical outcomes. While employees share responsibility for staying engaged, leaders also play an important role in encouraging the passion and enthusiasm necessary to create and maintain an engaged workforce. But how can you create a culture that not only keeps employees engaged, but inspires them to deliver the best care? 

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Leveraging Analytics to Hedge Against Uncertainty

Source: Avantas

Leading healthcare executives weigh in on how their organizations have strategized their workforce planning to combat the uncertainty of the future of the Affordable Care Act. Topics discussed in this paper include predictive analytics and workforce analytics, an enterprise approach to labor management, standardization of policies and practices, and expanding the scope of workforce management strategies.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

nuanceTitle: How Artificial Intelligence Can Counter Physician Technological Burnout

Source: Nuance

Excessive hours of EHR box-checking and data entry have taken a toll on U.S. physicians. But legislation that links clinical quality scores to federal reimbursement has underscored the importance of clinical documentation. Relieving physicians' administrative burnout through automated data intelligence is a strategic priority for hospitals looking to address physician dissatisfaction and move the bar on clinical performance.

Download the report to:

  • Learn how AI technology can improve physician quality scores.
  • Explore the changing relationship between physicians and technology.
  • Discover ways streamline the CDI process.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Learn How Engaged Employees, and Talent Strategies, Drive Success

Source: Select International 

Low employee engagement impacts absenteeism, errors, turnover, productivity, profits, and customer satisfaction. Every leadership team is considering strategies and tactics to face these challenges. Every list of solutions should include one seemingly simple but often over-looked concept - the need for an extremely talented and engaged workforce that is capable of solving today’s challenges, and anticipating tomorrow’s.
In this whitepaper, you'll learn:

  • why engagement is important
  • a better approach to employee engagement
  • how engagement starts with leadership

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Nurses on Boards: The Time for Change is Now

Source: Capella

In today’s metrics-driven, pay-for-performance environment, the need for accountability and increased customer satisfaction has made it difficult for health care organizations to achieve their missions. However, with the help of trained nurse leaders in their boardrooms, especially those holding advanced degrees such as BSN, health care systems can become much more effective at achieving their goals.

This whitepaper, written by Capella University in collaboration with The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC), explores how nurses can lead change at the board level, and what the NOBC is doing to support this effort. With perspectives from respected leaders in the nursing profession, readers will understand the importance of having nurse.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Best Compensation Administration Practices - Reduce Risk for Physician Executive Roles 

Source: Gallagher Integrated                           

As the healthcare industry continues on its path toward change, hospitals and health systems are increasingly turning to physicians to fill part-time executive roles. These clinical leaders are well-regarded strong performers and have the expertise and authority to influence positive change during an otherwise tumultuous period of time. But with new approaches come new administrative challenges. The following whitepaper, written by Gallagher Integrated, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., offers a myriad of best compliance practices that will mitigate the risk inherent in the pay structure for these roles.

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Recruit, Hire and Retain an Epic-Skilled IT Team

Source: Healthcare IT Leaders 

With Epic Systems at the center of your patient care strategy, you want to hire the best to build and operate your software. But where do you find them, what should pay them, and how can you retain them? Our eBook has the answers with expert advice from hiring managers at Scripps Health, Sutter Health and other leading Epic hospitals. Find tips to:

  • Build a Detailed Epic Hiring Plan
  • Benchmark Epic Compensation
  • Fill Gaps with Skilled Consultants
  • Recruit Tough to Fill Epic Roles
  • Retain Key Personnel

Our guide is ideal for C-Suite, IT and HR executives and anyone with responsibility for recruiting and hiring Epic professionals.

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

 

select international logoTitle: Turnover: The Cost, the Causes and a Sustainable Solution

Source: Select International

Healthcare is a labor intensive industry.  Whether you are looking at front line staff, nursing, physicians, or leadership, there are dollars tied to the inability to retain talented people and, beyond the hard dollars, there is a significant impact on organizational effectiveness.  The causes can be complex and there is no single solution to turnover.  Step one is to really understand unique variables in your organization.  Practical, holistic, strategies and tactics you can employ are discussed in this paper. 

Click here to download this whitepaper.

 

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Title: 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.

Click here to download this whitepaper.

 

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Title: 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.


Quality and Infection Control

 

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Title: Research Findings: Strong Collaboration Between Clinical and IT Leaders Supports Better Safety and Quality

Source: Vocera

HIMSS Analytics surveyed IT and clinical leaders at HIMSS17 to find out how health systems select and deploy IT systems.

In this report, you’ll learn:

  • Who decides which clinical arenas get IT attention
  • How clinical and IT leaders collaborate to identify requirements
  • How much IT leaders consult with frontline teams to understand real-world workflows
  • How hospitals measure the clinical value of IT systems

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Source: Quantros 

Independent research and in-depth interviews of Quantros hospital and integrated health system clients of varying sizes looked at specific value drivers, benefits and ROI associated with their adoption of Quality Management and Performance Analytics Solutions. These interviews revealed three top quality and performance management challenges associated with meeting clinical quality measures requirements and evaluating clinical and financial performance in inpatient healthcare settings.

This paper will address:

  • The implications of value-based care models impacting America’s healthcare system
  • The study findings and examples of ROI realized by Quantros clients
  • How hospitals and health systems can maximize clinical and financial performance in the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care models.

 

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Title: Preparing for MACRA: Plan ahead to avoid pitfalls

Source: Warbird Consulting Partners

Healthcare organizations must prepare finance and IT strategies that will drive both financial and quality of care improvement in the age of MACRA. There are, unfortunately, no easy answers to the question of which of the three payment tracks offered under the Quality Payment Program — MIPS, AAPM, or Partial Qualifying APM — is best suited for a particular organization. This paper presents qualification, scoring, and payment information for each track as well as what IT operational readiness goals your organization should meet to ensure compliance going forward.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Winning the Infection Prevention Battle: Strategies for Choosing the Right Partner in UV Disinfection

Source: Xenex

Choosing a UV disinfection tool can be overwhelming. In the wealth of options, identifying the best UV partner for your facility involves reviewing several key pieces of evidence. Read the latest white paper on this topic to learn the four Es of choosing a UV disinfection equipment:

  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Elements
  • Excellence in Customer Service

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


Patient Safety and Experience

 

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Title: Anesthesia Patient Satisfaction: Part 1

Source: Somnia Anesthesia

Patient satisfaction is found at the intersection of patient expectation and provider accomplishment. With so much in our current work environment depending on patient satisfaction, it is crucial that providers gather patient feedback. But that feedback is useless unless it drives continuous improvement.

Somnia can help you develop the tools you need to truly understand your patient’s anesthesia experience. After reading this report, you will:

• Understand the important difference between necessary experience and real patient satisfaction
• Realize the fundamental challenges in providing a truly positive anesthesia experience for your patient’s
• Know how to gather relevant, meaningful anesthesia-specific feedback
• Use that feedback to implement continual improvement in patient care

Click here to download the whitepaper. 


 Readmissions and Care Coordination

 

intel logo 2Title: How predicting patient length of stay enable hospitals to save millions

Source: Intel

Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified platform for big data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop. The Cloudera enterprise offers one place to store, access, process, secure and analyze all data that could be used to inform LOS predictions. Together, partners Intel and Cloudera take the guesswork out of Hadoop. Using a unique collaborative approach, the two deliver excellent performance, security and quality distribution, built on open standards.

Read more on Intel and Cloudera's solution for predicting LOS, including a case study involving a large hospital group, by downloading the whitepaper "Intel and Cloudera Help a Large Hospital Group Allocate Resources by Predicting Patient Length-of-Stay."

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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.

Click here to download this whitepaper.

 

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.

Click here to download this whitepaper.


Supply Chain

Health360-LogoTMTitle: Embracing Population Health Management: How Six Innovators Are Pioneering Value-Based Care

Source: Tribridge

As we move along the continuum from volume- to value based care, not all providers face the same challenges, although there are critical areas of overlap. In this eBook we will look more closely at acute care, post-acute care/rehabilitation management and chronic disease management providers, and spotlight areas of innovation, in particular with Tribridge Health360, a CRM-powered, cloud-based Population Health Management (PHM) solution.

Learn how today’s healthcare organizations are leading the industry’s transformation to value-based care and are achieving:

  • Improved performance, outcomes and patient well-being
  • Greater care team efficiency and improved consumer loyalty
  • Higher quality care at lower costs

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

surgical-directions-logo-finalTitle: How Out-of-OR Areas Can Impact Performance

Source: Surgical Directions

Running an efficient operating room is like keeping a number of spinning plates going at the same time. When one falls and breaks, the others are vulnerable to the same outcomes. This whitepaper will explain the many roles of the anesthesiologist both in and out of the operating room and outlines how adequate staffing in the anesthesiology department and oversight of scheduling by the SSEC will aide in ensuring overall efficiency and quality.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

 

 

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