E-Book Archive

The following e-books have been made available to readers of Becker's Hospital Review. 


Evaluating Your CBO Strategy: A 3-Step Guide for Healthcare Providers

To strengthen their healthcare organizations' financial strategies amid unpredictable business environments, many leaders are prioritizing focus on fundamental billing practices and boosting revenue cycle efficiency by implementing a combined business office.

This e-book, titled "Evaluating Your CBO Strategy: A 3-Step Guide for Healthcare Providers," offers an in-depth look at the different types of CBO models healthcare organizations can use to improve financial performance, and provides executive insights on how to most effectively implement such a model.

In this e-book, readers will learn how to:

  • Evaluate which CBO model is right for their organization
  • Navigate common challenges associated with implementing a CBO model
  • Maximize the benefits of a CBO to reduce the cost to collect and improve the patient financial experience

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 6 Must Reads on Enriching the Consumer Experience

The healthcare consumer experience encompasses everything from office interactions to actual patient care. Today, providers have the opportunity to use emerging technologies and protocols to deliver quality outcomes and satisfying experiences with a personal touch.

In this e-book titled "6 Must Reads on Enriching the Consumer Experience," you will find six informative articles discussing ways technology solutions and new approaches to patient care can help enrich the healthcare experience. For hospital and health system leaders looking to revitalize their organization's consumer experience, this is a must read. 

Readers will gain insights into numerous topics, including the following:

  •  How health IT is helping turn the tide against sepsis
  • How team-based approaches can optimize stroke care
  • How the rise of consumer technologies is changing the healthcare consumer experience 

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The Hospital Landscape is Preparing for Digital Interventions — Here's How Your Organization Can Make the Most of Patient-Generated Health Data

The number of remotely monitored patients worldwide hit 7.1 million in 2016. Over the next three years, this figure is estimated to reach 50.2 million.

Remote monitoring offers patients with various chronic and post-acute conditions the ability to collect and transmit relevant health and wellness data to providers, who in turn can provide data-driven treatment assessments and behavior recommendations. However, despite a substantial value proposition, providers often struggle to implement robust virtual care programs.

To investigate why, Validic, the leading platform for patient-generated health data integration and analysis, partnered with Becker's Hospital Review to conduct a survey on providers' attitudes toward the current and future states of remote monitoring and virtual care delivery.

In this e-book, readers will learn to:

  • Overcome common technological, financial and personnel concerns that providers cite as key barriers to implementing remote monitoring services
  • Assess technological infrastructure to promote interoperability while ensuring data is only delivered to physicians once it is actionabl
  • Evaluate how remote monitoring programs will help them meet new incentives under emerging financial models

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The CFO's guide for sustainable growth in a modern health organization

As margins thin, competition heats up, and consumers are more empowered. Both payers and providers face a strategic imperative to make fundamental changes to their operating model. The CFO’s guide outlines each step in the transformation journey and provides best practices to achieve efficiency, profitability and growth.

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 10 Must-Read Articles at the Intersection of Healthcare Finance, Supply Chain, HCM and Data Analytics

Various industry headwinds, such as the rise in patients covered by high deductible health plans, have contributed to increased margin pressure at hospitals and health systems around the nation. For healthcare organizations to maintain fiscal health, it's important for leaders to adapt and find areas of operations ripe for costsavings.

First, leaders need to gain a deeper understanding of the true cost of care at their organization, which has historically been a challenge. Hospitals and health system operations have long been stifled by data siloes. These information barriers often result in ineffective collections, supply chain waste and miscommunication across an organization. These barriers need a wrecking ball — enter data analytics.

 The following e-book includes 10 must-read articles offering insights into financial, supply chain and human capital analytics, opportunities for savings with predictive analytics and recent news involving Workday, a leading provider of self-service analytics solutions for healthcare providers.

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7 must-reads on value-driven health IT

In this e-book titled "Supporting excellent care delivery: Identifying trends in the cost of care," you will find seven informative articles outlining where IT solutions have led to better outcomes and reduced costs as well as big opportunities for improvement. This is a must-read for hospital and health system leaders to learn:From EHR implementation to revenue cycle automation, hospitals and health systems are making large investments in health IT that can improve care quality as well as lower costs. There have been success stories at institutions across the country, but health IT has also failed patients.

  • How a critical access hospital reduced its accounts receivable by 40 percent
  • The impact EHR implementation can have on hospital finances
  • What to expect in terms of interoperability in the future

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State of Consumer Telehealth: A comparison of telehealth adopters, planners & nonadopters

The continued need for remote healthcare services across almost every area of care has resulted in the widespread adoption of varied telehealth offerings in recent years and most recently, an influx of consumer telehealth offerings.

Teladoc's second annual State of Consumer Telehealth Benchmark Survey, in partnership with Becker's Healthcare, assessed healthcare executives and key consumer telehealth stakeholders on experiences with telehealth and plans for future adoption. Respondents included for-profit and nonprofit organizations representing acute, academic and community hospitals and provider groups nationwide. The survey results provide a detailed look at executive perceptions of telehealth services and possible adoption trends to come in the next two years. 

Download this e-book for insights on:

  • Shifting utilization strategies among adopters
  • Preferred staffing models among new and experienced adopters
  • Barriers to consumer telehealth adoption
  • Keys to consumer telehealth program success

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Enterprise Imaging – Total Cost of Ownership Bottom-line Considerations When Choosing an Enterprise Imaging Vendor

The current medical imaging landscape is complex, dynamic and demands attention for effective management. Moreover, the lack of a unified imaging platform to streamline patient data access across the enterprise further complicates providers’ objectives to provide better care at a lower cost. Enterprise imaging solutions can bridge the gap by assuring true interoperability among disparate clinical data repositories. Regardless of the size of the facility, providers are searching for an enterprise imaging solution that meets both current and future needs.

Download the eBook and discover:

  • Cost containment strategies
  • The often unforeseen complexities of imaging
  • Considerations regarding enterprise imaging total cost of ownership

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7 Must-Reads on Clinician Engagement

While health IT advancements like the EHR can improve care coordination and facilitate better outcomes, a number of studies suggest the implementation of these technologies has had the unintended consequence of contributing to provider burnout. However, through improved usability and more streamlined EHR use, provider satisfaction and engagement with health IT can be significantly improved.

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This e-book comprises seven articles detailing how hospitals and health systems can get the most out of health IT without sacrificing the well-being of their providers. From rethinking EHR design to reducing th

e burden of physician notetaking, these must-read articles offer important insights for better clinician engagement.

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 Lessening the Negative Impact of Human Factors

While hospitals have always been in the business of providing patient care, the care delivery and payment models have undergone an enormous paradigm shift. It’s no longer about the number of services provided, but instead about the quality of care delivered.

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With so many staffing variables impacting patient outcomes, determining a course of action can initially be daunting. The increasing prevalence of reliable workforce analytics can provide a data-driven solution for the dilemma.

Learn what areas of staffing to focus on to improve your patient outcomes and the bottom line.

Click here to download the e-book.

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The Revenue Hero's Guide to Revenue Cycle Success 

Revenue cycle leaders are the unsung heroes of every healthcare organization. Optimizing revenue cycle management requires that you deliver superhero level effort each day, to achieve the financial results necessary to fund the clinical mission.The purpose of this eBook is to provide the ideas and guidance necessary to help you superpower your revenue cycle and achieve the financial outcomes that are critical to your organization’s success.

The Revenue Hero’s Guide to Revenue Cycle Success shares strategic thinking and provides real-world ideas and best practices you can implement in your own organization, to make a difference for healthcare and your bottom line.

Download this eBook to learn:

  • Recommended key performance metrics and tips for improvement
  • Expert tips and tools to maximize front-end collections
  • Methods to ensure back-end collections success; including denials management

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10 Must Reads for the Next Generation Hospital CFO 

Health systems' financial needs are quickly changing — and so are the roles and responsibilities of healthcare CFOs.
To meet evolving financial needs, many healthcare CFOs are looking to technology to become more strategic and
agile in today's business environment.
Download the e-book to learn: 
  • Strategies for cost reduction
  • Innovative budgeting and revenue opportunities 
  • Thought leadership on new technology 
  • Leadership skills required to drive innovation

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B.E Smith (2)117 Hospital, Health System Executive Moves in Q1 2018

Did you know that Eau Claire, Wis.-based HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital President, and CEO Julie Manas stepped down recently while L. Lee Isley, Ph.D., became president and CEO of Rocky Mount, N.C.-based Nash UNC Health Care? Former CEO of Kingsport, Tenn.-based Wellmont Health System Bart Hove was slated to become CEO of Wellmont's merger with Ballad Health, but he resigned unexpectedly on Feb. 1, four days after Meridian, Miss.-based Rush Health Systems named Larkin Kennedy president and CEO.

The first quarter of 2018 was abuzz with healthcare executive moves, including more than 40 CEOs and 12 presidents who stepped into new roles, retired or resigned during the quarter. Altogether, at least 117 hospital and health system C-suite executives were on the move during the first three months of the year.

Keep track of all the 2018 first quarter C-suite executive moves with this report.

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boaml ebook imageFrom Authorization to Final Payment : How CFOs are Redesigning the Collection Process

In an exclusive roundtable, six hospital and health system CFOs and two healthcare finance experts provide a textured account of hospital and health systems' collection process redesign efforts. From an independent rural health system in Minnesota to the second largest health system in Illinois, the CFOs bring unique perspectives but face common obstacles. Learn how each CFO is redesigning the collection process.

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The Advanced Guide to MIPS

In this Becker’s exclusive eBook you will be guided through the MIPS program. With over 50 pages, the book starts with a review of the basics of MIPS including eligibility, deadlines and the money at stake. Then the book dives deeper into each MIPS category. We review the requirements along with the things you can do to achieve maximum points in each category. At the end, you’ll see an example of how the final score is tallied. Don’t miss this comprehensive MIPS guide, available exclusively on the Beckers’ website.

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The Hospital Executive's Guide to Innovation and Technology

This e-book discusses through a series of webinars, podcasts, thought leadership articles and expert interviews, and summit participants the ways in which technology and innovation can support emerging models of care delivery. You will read executives’ perspectives on how they build custom IT infrastructure for clinician empowerment, work to eliminate duplicate medical records and to leverage emerging technologies to support are delivery inside the hospital and beyond.

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The results are in — 2016 Hospital & Health Systems Benchmark Survey: Consumer Telehealth

Within this e-book you'll learn:

  • Three reasons more hospitals are adopting consumer telehealth
  • The current state of consumer telehealth, and what components to consider when implementing a telehealth program at your facility
  • Lessons learned from organizations that have already implemented a telehealth program

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intel 2 e bookThe Power of Predictive Analytics

Powerful computing technology — automated intelligence, machine learning, analytics — has the opportunity to address healthcare's fundamental problems of cost, quality and access. Providers and IT developers are working together to make the dream of analytics-driven healthcare into a reality.

Download the ebook to discover:

  • Interesting, data-driven population health initiatives happening at U.S. hospitals.
  • How different analytics are helping to reduce administrative burden.
  • How current hospital CMIOs think about the progress and future for data in healthcare.

Click here to download the E-book. 

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workday ebookHeightening the Employee Experience to Boost Quality of Care: 10 Must-Reads on Employee Engagement

A culture of employee disengagement will threaten a healthcare organization's productivity, efficiency and care quality. To combat this internal downfall, leaders need forward-thinking strategies to elevate employees in a positive workplace as the industry moves toward value-based care. Through the development of a culture of wellness, employees find purpose and patients receive exemplary care.

Download the report to learn:

  • Strategies for improving employee retention.
  • Key survey insights on staff training, staff shortages and supporting a culture of wellness.
  • Leadership techniques proven to boost employee engagement.
  • How to avoid common pitfalls of succession planning.

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In Pursuit of Collaborative Medicine: The Power and Promise of Digital Health

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Digital technologies have promised to give physicians faster, more meaningful ways of interacting with their colleagues. Now, healthcare providers are deploying digital tools to better understand and serve their patients, especially those with the greatest needs who typically incur the highest costs.

Download the report to learn:

  • Physician perspectives on the greatest opportunities in digital health.
  • How hospitals are using cloud technology to close gaps in care.
  • Effective digital tools improving chronic care management.

Click here to download the E-book. 

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Surgical Directions CoverFour Must Reads for Optimizing Your OR

Many hospital leaders have chosen to begin value-based transformation in their most profitable, and most expensive, department — the operating room. After all, for high-performing hospitals, surgical services account for upwards of 65 percent of gross revenue and up to 60 percent of operating margin. The operating room, as well as the entire perioperative service line, is an essential area in which executives should focus their attention if they want to boost clinical outcomes and financial results and, ultimately, maximize value. Download this e-book for four articles that will help you do just that.

Download this e-book to learn how you can transform your OR by:

  • Amplifying physician leadership in the OR
  • Optimizing patients prior to surgery
  • Attracting and retaining the best surgeons
  • Aligning the OR to shifting payment models

To download the E-book, click here.


Nuance Ebook ScreenshotHow Health IT Can Drive a Healthier Clinician Experience: 6 Essential Reads for Hospital and Health System Leaders

Healthcare executives have identified physician engagement as the most reliable route toward improved performance and more crucial now than ever as healthcare's business model shifts to value-based care. Success lies in enhancing clinical documentation and ensuring clinicians have a seat at the table to lead the charge.

These six must-read articles provide insight on how health IT can drive a healthier clinician experience, including:
• Best Practices for Hospitals' Physician Engagement Efforts
• Empowering the Clinician Around the EHR
• Engaging Physicians in Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs

To download the E-book, click here.

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api ebook screen shotThe Road to Care Excellence is Paved with Data-Driven Decisions

It's time to make data-driven – not subjective – staffing decisions. Hospital and health system executives understand what data they need for staffing that ultimately supports top organizational outcomes, including staff productivity, cost containment and patient outcomes. The good news is hospitals and health systems already possess this very data in the EHR. Supported by survey findings and executive interviews, this E-Book shares insight into avenues for more effective staffing practices, the attitudes that obstruct data-driven staffing in organizations, which data points executives find most impactful to financial, clinical and employee performance outcomes, and how executives can evaluate a data-driven solution for their organization.

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ScreenShot wBorder5 Staffing Strategies for Engaged Nurses and Better Patient Outcomes

Most CNOs would agree nurses serve as something of a backbone for hospitals and health systems. Nurses juggle their time between providing direct and indirect patient care, performing various medication tasks, answering questions from patients and families, and keeping members of the healthcare team in the know.

This e-book provides CNOs with pertinent information on strategies to enhance nurse engagement by addressing the biggest issues facing nurses today, staffing strategies to improve the patient experience and clinical outcomes, and scheduling pitfalls to avoid.

Learn how engaging these frontline staff members can enhance various aspects of a hospital's performance, including nurse satisfaction, patient care and the bottom line.

Download the e-book here

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API Screenshot6 CFO Must Reads for Less Cost, Better Outcomes
from Your Workforce

With labor accounting for 50 to 60 percent of hospital operating costs, making workforce optimization the center of operational strategy is critical to a hospital's long-term sustainability. The ultimate goal is to consistently create staffing plans that optimize the entire workforce, and harnessing timely, actionable data can help hospitals achieve this goal. 

These six must-read articles for hospital CFOs provide more insight on effective workforce management strategies, including tips on the following topics:

  • How data-driven staffing can positively impact the financial health of your organization
  • How better staffing can help improve employee satisfaction, patient outcomes and your organization's bottom line

Download the e-book here

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Surgical Directions e-book screenshot5 Must Reads for Optimizing Your OR

The operating room is a lynchpin in any hospital.Operating suites represent the economic center of a hospital and the venue for the most intricate form of healthcare — surgery. The significance of an OR to a hospital is inarguable, but only if it is sterile, efficient, productive and managed correctly with clear expectations. The stakes are high, and hospital leaders must ensure OR management a deliberate science rather than an afterthought.

Over the years, Surgical Directions has collaboratively transformed OR cultures for hundreds of clients — from rural to urban facilities, from community-based hospitals to large academic medical centers. In that time, the Surgical Directions team has amassed a range of lessons, expertise and best practices for hospitals, surgery centers, health systems and other provider organizations to ensure their ORs have the right mix for patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, economic stability and a high-performing culture for physicians, nurses and other staff members.

This insight is showcased in a new e-book, "5 Must-Reads for Optimizing Your OR."

Download and read the e-book, which contains five selected articles about OR culture, safety and efficiency, here

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Kronos e book screen shot9 Must Reads for Healthcare's Frontline Leaders: A Workforce Guide

This compilation of articles published by Becker's Healthcare is ideal for a hospital's front line leaders. Focusing in on topics like communication, talent, satisfaction, case studies, leadership, and cost cutting, this E-book serves as a one-stop guide for operational leadership, nurse leaders, as well as finance executives.

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Achieving Cost Savings by Looking at the Big Picture of Health System Supply Chain

For too many organizations, supply integration and transport has not yet made its way to C-suite discussions. While almost 50 percent of survey respondents noted that their organization's physical integration of materials and supplies is a formal part of their strategic plan, almost 40 percent said that it isn't included and 10 percent didn't know if it is or not.

When healthcare executives take a closer look at the benefits of strategic physical integration, they can transform their hospitals and health systems into the efficient and integrated organizations they visualize. As healthcare stakeholders call for more strategic supply chains, decision-makers must think more about a collaborative and centralized approach to transportation. Modifications must be made to maximize efficiency, reduce redundancies, improve system-wide sharing, consolidate or eliminate travel to certain sites, reduce overlap and avoid delays.

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 BoA E-Book 2The New Era of Healthcare for Hospital and Health System Capital Investment

In an exclusive roundtable, six healthcare CFOs and one finance expert discuss capital spending toward soft investments as opposed to traditional hard assets. As healthcare becomes more digital, data-driven and focused on value more than volume, hospital and health system CFOs must shift how they are approaching their capital spending and financing for soft investments, like health IT.

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BOA 1 The Power of Strong Financial Risk Management in Healthcare Organizations

In an exclusive roundtable, five healthcare CFOs and two finance experts discuss risk management challenges and solutions and the impact of trends including consolidation and new capital spending initiatives. As they look to adapt to seismic shifts in the healthcare industry, hospital and health system CFOs must stay focused and trust their instincts when it comes to managing risks for their organizations.

Report Highlights:

●   Core components of hospital and health system risk management

●   Key strategies for integration risk management

●   How to approach health IT and other capital spending initiatives

●   Tips for managing a hospital or health system investment portfolio

●   How to improve balance sheets and achieve financial sustainability

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The Evolution of ASC Joint Ventures: Key Trends for Value-Based Care


As healthcare moves toward value-based care and risk-sharing payment models, hospitals are more interested than ever in joint venture ambulatory surgery centers. Physician-owned and operated ASCs are often more efficient than hospital outpatient departments and provide a higher quality of care at lower costs because they’ve been forced to operate on lower margins for the past several years.

Now, they’re looking for hospital partners as well to leverage managed care contract rates. Traditionally, hospital executives and ASC physician owners have had an adversarial relationship, and some of these tensions remain even as healthcare moves toward more collaborative models of care.

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Becker's Hospital Review CEO & CIO Strategy Roundtables 2014

CEOs and CIOs from hospital and healthcare systems across the country gathered in Chicago in early November at Becker's Hospital Review CEO & CIO Strategy 

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Roundtables to discuss issues and strategies

Included in E-Book: that today's healthcare leaders face. This e-book features a recap of what leaders had to say about the industry's biggest challenges and 

●   Quick thoughts and insight from Executive Hospital Leadership on 2015 priorities, challenges and more! developments. 

●   Videos from keynote sessions

●   Written recaps of session topics and discussions 

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ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation Issues from HealthCare Appraisers 

In this e-book, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. presents ASC transactions and physician compensation issues in today's healthcare industry. The e-book includes three articles sponsored by HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. 

Featured Articles Include: 

●   ASC M&A Activity: 4 Big Trends for 2014 From HealthCare Appraisers
      By: Laura Miller, Editor-in-Chief, Beckers ASC Review and Becker's Spine Review

●   Potential Impact of MedPAC's Recommendation to Neutralize ASC/HOPD Payments for Eye & Pain Procedures
     By: Laura Miller, Editor-in-Chief, Beckers ASC Review and Becker's Spine Review

●   Integrating Value into Physician Employment Compensation Models
     By: Jim D. Carr, ASA, MBA, Partner and Matthew J. Milliron, Manager, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc.

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eBook ThumbnailLessening the Negative Impact of Human Factors

While hospitals have always been in the business of providing patient care, the care delivery and payment models have undergone an enormous paradigm shift. It’s no longer about the number of services provided, but instead about the quality of care delivered.

With so many staffing variables impacting patient outcomes, determining a course of action can initially be daunting. The increasing prevalence of reliable workforce analytics can provide a data-driven solution for the dilemma.

Learn what areas of staffing to focus on to improve your patient outcomes and the bottom line.

Click here to download the e-book.

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