E-Book Archive

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

 

 Healthcare finance has a trust problem: how consumerism can help 

Many in the U.S. hold firmly to the belief that hospitals and health insurers are responsible for driving up healthcare costs. Additionally — in this environment of mistrust — patients are directly paying for a larger portion of their care than ever before amid rising enrollment in high-deductible health plans. 

To inspire confidence and trust in their patients, hospitals need to deliver a financial experience on par with what consumers experience in other industries where bills are transparent and making payments is convenient. However, most hospitals fall short of meeting these expectations.

This e-book offers an examination of healthcare's trust problem, an outline of what a world-class consumer experience in healthcare looks like and insights from health systems already delivering a personalized billing experience to patients.

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A roadmap to better population health management through improved adult immunization

For hospitals and health systems looking to lead on value-based care, a winning population health strategy is a must. And to have a winning population health strategy, providers must prioritize preventative care among adult populations as the incidence and costs of managing chronic diseases increase as the nation's population ages.

However, many organizations overlook a proven opportunity to bolster illness prevention efforts through adult immunization programs. The prevalence of vaccine-preventable illness among adults in the U.S. places a considerable morbidity and mortality burden on the healthcare system. Millions of outpatient illnesses related to vaccine-preventable disease occur every year. This white paper details how hospitals and health systems can achieve a winning population strategy through improved adult immunization.

Download the E-book for insights into:

  • Best practices for an adult immunization program
  • Key considerations for vaccine payer reimbursement
  • Key opportunities for vaccine partnerships

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Simplifying Eligibility and Enrollment

 

Think of large self-pay balances as a flashing warning light indicating a problem.

A strong eligibility and enrollment strategy helps reduce large self-pay balances. Though many health systems have effective primary screening capabilities, most could benefit from a secondary eligibility process to increase cash flow and lessen uncompensated treatment.

In this e-book, we’ll cover:

  • The impact of eligibility and enrollment on revenue cycle
  • Resources to help you evaluate your current infrastructure

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The OR of the future is here — How Intuitive, the maker of da Vinci robotics, is advancing surgery in the digital age

While medical advancements have helped make surgery more effective and safer than ever before in human history, modern surgical care remains a complicated and imperfect endeavor. However, the continued implementation and optimization of robotic surgery systems is ushering in a new era of surgical care — an era in which precision reigns and clinical variation is relegated to the past. 

This e-book contains insights into the robotics programs of Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Both organizations began their robotics journey more than 10 years ago.

Download to learn about:

  • The ways intelligent surgery supports the tenets of the Quadruple Aim
  • What goes into achieving a higher standard of surgical excellence
  • The cornerstones of a successful robotic surgery program

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Strategic Outsourcing Partnerships:  A new model for revenue cycle operations delivering predictable outcomes, sustainability and growth

This e-book explores the advantages of selectively leveraging industry experts to immediately innovate, enhance and scale revenue cycle operations for more predictable and efficient outcomes. Organizations must lead on quality care delivery while strategically partnering in operational areas to transfer financial risk, align trading partners, leverage global scale and ultimately thrive in this new economic era.Health system challenges are increasingly complex and today’s strategic decisions around clinical and administrative excellence will define care well into the future. Sustainability depends on taking a fresh look at opportunities for innovation, revenue improvement, growth and cost reduction.

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 10 must-reads for hospital executives with hospital-employed providers 

Today’s hospitals are increasingly being asked to do more with less. Margins are shrinking while the demand for a more streamlined, satisfying care experience intensifies. Hospital CEOs and finance leaders are looking to balance investment in innovation and quality improvement initiatives with efforts to cut costs. 

Hospital executives and administrators are increasingly encountering difficulties navigating this environment. However, these leaders are not without resources. Strategic managed services partnerships can help hospitals overcome challenges and achieve financial sustainability while improving the health of patients. Partners offering emergency medicine and hospital medicine services can deliver the tools and leadership necessary to drive cultural change, reduce practice variance and improve the patient experience.

This e-book comprises 10 articles examining emerging revenue cycle trends, physician spend management and the metrics healthcare leaders check daily, among other related topics. Read this e-book to learn about the industry trends driving increases in managed services partnerships.

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  How AI is Revolutionizing Healthcare Operations — 9 Must Reads

Artificial intelligence is projected to reshape operations across industries. Arguably, healthcare is the sector where these changes are poised to be the most revolutionary. The promise of AI in healthcare bears out in market predictions. In 2014, the national AI healthcare market was worth $600 million. By 2021, the figure will rise to $6.6 billion, according to a 2018 report from Accenture.

The technology could also mean big savings for an industry facing perpetual cost increases. By 2026, AI applications could potentially generate $150 billion in annual healthcare savings in the United States, according to Accenture.

AI is already reshaping healthcare, and as the technology continues its evolution more changes will proliferate. Leaders from provider organizations of all sizes should not only stay apprised of AI’s evolution but understand what specific benefits the technology can bring to their organization today.

This e-book contains nine articles that touch on the current and future role of AI technology in healthcare. Read on to learn more about which business systems AI will overhaul, the nine areas of healthcare where AI can make the biggest difference, and key AI takeaways from a Becker’s 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series article.

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 The provider and the patient story: 6 lessons to revitalize patient care with clinical documentation excellence

 

Accurate clinical documentation supports proper diagnosis, which in turn supports better outcomes. Physicians and CDI teams should be empowered with the right tools and strategies to support accurate and convenient clinical documentation. This e-book is based on findings from the Becker's-Nuance survey and offers insights into how to achieve clinical documentation excellence.

Download the e-book to discover:

  • Advance clinical documentation maturity with emerging technology
  • Support CDI program optimization with AI-driven solutions and analytics
  • Drive outcomes through physician and CDI team guidance
  • Improve clinical documentation across the continuum

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 Hospital CFOs' big challenge? Curing medical bill ills

Increased enrollment in high-deductible health plans has significantly altered the way provider organizations are paid for services. Payments from patients now make up a much larger share of hospital revenue. Since 2012, revenue attributable to patient balances after insurance have increased steadily for health system's nationwide. To maintain fiscal health, provider organization finance leaders must work to optimize the patient financial experience and improve patient payment collection rates.

In 2016, Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health decided to modernize its billing experience. Its effort yielded significant success, increasing the collection rate for patients with insurance by more than 30 percent. In addition to detailing Inova's success, this e-book examines the forces driving the rise of the patient as payer, assesses the reasons patients don't pay, and offers insights into the emerging tools and strategies executive leaders can implement to create a more streamlined, satisfying billing system. The content is based on a Becker's roundtable discussion with several finance leaders from major health systems.

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 The hospital executive survival guide 3 articles on achieving financial stability

Faced with an ever increasing set of new regulations and rising costs, hospital and health system leaders have been under pressure to increase operational efficiencies and identify savings opportunities without sacrificing innovation. To achieve these aims, healthcare executives are rethinking their approach to long-term strategy development and recognizing that performance improvement initiatives designed to support financial sustainability are required each and every year. This way of thinking and executing is the new normal.

 

This e-book includes three articles that examine how healthcare CEOs, CFOs and COOs are working to keep their organizations financially viable with more strategic approaches to operations and a relentless commitment to performance improvement. The articles document expert insights and observations given during three events held at Becker’s Hospital Review’s 7th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable in Chicago Nov. 12-14, 2018.

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 Healthcare's missing link: How hospitals, health plans can turn raw data into actionable insights

From EHRs, to medical claims and genomics, today's hospitals and health plans are inundated with data. While this data often holds the key to patient care improvements, parsing out actionable insights can drain resources. An advanced analytics program is key to this process, but to truly capitalize on such a program, providers and payers must first establish the right foundation.

This e-book provides an overview of challenges providers and payers face when working with multiple data types, from ingesting datasets to identifying data-driven insights. This e-book also provides two examples of how a next-generation data and intelligence platform can help hospitals and health plans leverage non-traditional datasets to improve patient care.

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 IT of the Future: Considerations for improving care collaboration and the patient experience through innovation

Hospitals are gearing up to meet the emerging needs of patients, with a focus on improving the patient experience, outcomes and provider satisfaction. In the new era of internet-connected healthcare, that means clinicians must be able to collaborate seamlessly, and technology is a great enabler. 

In this e-book, readers will learn how hospitals are leveraging technology for care collaboration and improved patient outcomes and clinical work environments, as well as how to prepare for the next generation of health IT solutions.

Highlights in this E-book include:

  • Interviews with Lenovo Health executives
  • Insight from leading healthcare providers
  • Real-world examples of Lenovo technology in action

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 Network of the Future — 6 Must Reads

The emerging technologies reshaping modern life are also reshaping healthcare. While it can be difficult to predict how exactly these technologies will effect change, industry leaders can be certain that change is coming. Technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain will alter the way individual providers deliver care and provider organizations manage data. While these technologies hold the promise of more personalized and efficient healthcare, major transitions can bring about significant challenges.

This e-book titled "Network of the Future — 6 Must Reads," comprises six articles that examine the technologies poised to reshape healthcare and offers insights for effective application of emerging solutions. For healthcare leaders looking to get ahead of the health IT knowledge curve, this is a must read. 

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

  • The role of the internet of things in U.S. healthcare
  • How machine learning can sharpen clinical decision support
  • How providers should handle increased patient concerns surrounding privacy and security

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 Patient safety, health IT and getting to the bottom of all-cause harm: 10 articles at the intersection of patient care and technology

Hospital and health system leaders looking to establish a comprehensive and effective safety culture are turning to technology to help get to the bottom of all-cause harm, reduce errors and improve outcomes.

This eBook, titled "Patient safety, health IT and getting to the bottom of all-cause harm: 10 articles at the intersection of patient care and technology," comprises articles that examine recently launched patient safety solutions, strategies to reduce hospital readmissions and tactics for mitigating discrepancies in all-cause harm reporting, among other areas of insight.

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  When Cyber Attacks Hit, Disaster Recovery is not Enough

In healthcare, the stakes could not be higher when it comes to cybersecurity. Organizations need to prevent the potential loss of revenue and erosion in brand reputation and patient trust. A healthcare breach increases patient churn by 6.7 percent and results in a reputational loss worth nearly $4 million, not counting the estimated $1 million necessary for breach remediation, according to the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology.

Unfortunately, the rate of successful cyberattacks is proving there is no such thing as 100% prevention. A recent study by IDG and Iron Mountain revealed that, despite the heavy focus on prevention, nearly 40% of healthcare organizations have experienced a ransomware attack. Considering this, it has become critical for healthcare organizations to evolve to a more balanced data management strategy that enables cyber recovery and resilience.

Read this e-book, based on a roundtable discussion with nine hospital and health system IT leaders, to learn: 

  • What contributes to imbalance in health systems' data management strategy and considerations to better enable cyber recovery and resilience
  • The strengths and deficiencies of traditional backup and recovery methods
  • Factors heightening cybersecurity threats against hospitals and health systems

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Attending to Physicians: Why Healthcare Must Focus on Improving Physician Experience

Physician burnout is rampant, and forecasts of an impending physician shortage are widespread. Left unchecked, this trend may portend a healthcare delivery crisis over the next 20 years. In this e-book, learn what healthcare organizations can do to reconnect physicians with their love of medicine by:

  • Engaging with physicians in ways that respect their leadership role in healthcare delivery
  • Reducing the burden that IT currently imposes on providers

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Shake up the status quo — health care, meet customer relationship management

Consumerism has come to health care, meaning provider organizations need to offer patients more personalized experiences to maintain a competitive edge. The arrival of consumerism has coincided with several other industrywide disruptions. Emerging technology and regulatory changes are transforming the way providers care for patients, and margin pressure is changing the way hospitals and health systems do business.

Now is an opportune time for health care organizations to invest in strategies and solutions that help clinicians deliver more engaging, high quality, affordable care. With no shortage of solutions and strategies available, leaders should prioritize those with a proven track record — customer relationship management (CRM) is such a strategy.

Download this whitepaper for:

  • A breakdown of three trends reshaping health care
  • Insights into what an effective CRM system for health care looks like
  • Three tips for CRM adoption

 Click here to download the e-book.

 


Six Keys to Achieving Your Margin Improvement Goals 

Today’s health systems face a number of financial challenges including rising drug costs, workforce shortages and uncompensated care, while changing payment models, increased competition and other marketplace realities present more risk and changing performance expectations.

Learn how you can drive improved performance in this dynamic environment with Premier’s interactive e-book, Six Keys to Achieving Your Margin Improvement Goals. Leveraging Premier’s experience with approximately 4,000 hospitals and health systems, this e-book outlines:

  • How to position your organization for success
  • Business intelligence capabilities that are needed
  • Considerations for strategy development
  • What to include in your roadmap
  • How to align the organization to system goals

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Your Roadmap to Enterprise Imaging and How it Leads to Improved Clinical Outcomes

Key decision-makers are exploring the benefits achievable from Enterprise Imaging solutions with the objective of enhancing the efficiency and revenue of their imaging specialties with effective and more robust diagnostic workflow. Unified image management also leads to an improved patient experience eliminating delays in locating prior studies as well as accelerating care. A wealth of information, including the Gartner Market Guide for Vendor-Neutral Archives, has been assembled in this featured eBook to kick-start your information expedition.

Download the eBook and discover:

  • How a Total Cost of Ownership Approach leads to improved clinical outcomes
  • Valuable research from the Gartner Market Guide for Vendor-Neutral Archives
  • How one medical center decided to make the Enterprise Imaging upgrade, and how to implement the same strategies at your facility

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Healthcare's Hidden Savings

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Hospital and health system executives are wrestling with an uncomfortable reality: Expenses are outpacing revenue and margins are shrinking. The factors fueling this trend are varied and complex, ranging from merger and acquisition activity to provider shortages and regulatory changes. While these external pressures are largely outside of leadership's control, health systems are not without recourse.

Leading hospital and health system CFOs are responding to external financial pressures with internal reassessments of their organization's cost structure. This e-book takes a closer look at hospital and health system cost structures to discuss opportunities for savings, the role of data in identifying savings, and how organizations balance cost structure realignment efforts while maintaining a focus on innovation. The content is based on results of the Bank of America-Becker's survey and a roundtable discussion with two hospital and health system CFOs and one healthcare strategy expert.

To learn more about the insights discussed in this roundtable and download the e-book, click here.

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Enterprise Imaging – Total Cost of Ownership

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.

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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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ebook boaThe Quest for Sustainability and the Evolution of the CFO

Even the nation's largest, most-established hospitals and health systems have experienced revenue declines in recent years. The financial squeeze is the result of numerous pressures, including the rise of value-based care and healthcare consumerism.

The nature of the hospital CFO role is evolving to meet these new challenges. This Becker's Healthcare e-book examines the pivotal positions these leaders play in the push for financial sustainability. The following content is based on the results of a Becker's Healthcare and Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey of financial leaders and a roundtable discussion with three hospital and health system CFOs and one healthcare strategy expert.

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BoA e book imageThe Road to Financial Sustainability for Hospital CFOs: Strategies to Achieve Permanence in a Changing Market

This e-book, based on survey responses from financial executives and a live roundtable discussion with three hospital and health system CFOs and a healthcare financial strategy SVP, discusses financial sustainability in healthcare. You will read CFOs' perspectives on how they strategically invest for long- and short-term gains, their role as financial stewards to the community and how they're partnering with other healthcare organizations to stay relevant to their patients.

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CFO's Fatal Flaw: Survey Finds 9 of 10 Hospital Executives Don't Know Their Cost

A recent survey of 100 hospital and healthcare executives conducted by Strata Decision Technology and Becker' Healthcare found 90 percent of respondents don't know their cost to provide services. This e-book discusses the need for advanced cost accounting in hospital systems.

In this readers will learn: 

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  • Key drivers behind the shift to advanced cost accounting
  • Strategic benefits of advanced cost accounting applications 

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The Future of Learning: New Technologies Influencing Clinical Development

New technology is starting to have a dramatic impact on how we educate and develop our healthcare workforce. Technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence have until recently only been associated with gaming and other types of entertainment, but their influence in healthcare is rapidly gaining traction.  In this eBook, HealthStream takes a look at some of these emerging technologies and products and the influence they may have in your organization in the not-too-distant future. You won’t believe how many exciting new possibilities are just over the horizon.

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CoverThe Partnership Playbook for Hospital CFOs

This e-book, based on survey responses from financial executives and a roundtable discussion with three hospital and health system CFOs and a healthcare strategy expert, discusses clinical and nonclinical partnerships. You will read CFOs' perspectives on how they identify the "right" collaborative partner, considerations for optimum negotiations and agreements, how to best assess a working relationship and broad lessons about partnerships and affiliations irrespective of market, sector or size.

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The Management of Healthcare Expenses in Hospitals and Health Systems

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This Becker’s Healthcare e-book, based on survey responses from financial executives and a roundtable discussion with four hospital and health system CFOs and a healthcare benefits expert, discusses several strategies healthcare organizations are deploying to better manage their healthcare expenses. 

To read and hear the CFOs' insights and download the E-book, click here.

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This E-book, based on survey responses from financial executives and a roundtable discussion with five hospital and health system CFOs and a healthcare finance expert, highlights the challenges and best practices around operational change management after a merger, acquisition or affiliation. CFOs touch on real-life lessons learned after acquiring or affiliating with other hospitals and health systems, including insight as to what types of plans they enact the day a deal closes, how they weigh decisions about right-sizing and how they define being a good partner.

To read and hear the CFOs' insights and download the E-book, click here.

 

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In an exclusive roundtable, five hospital and health system CFOs and two healthcare finance experts discuss the consolidation pressures CFOs are experiencing, the types of affiliations they are entertaining or pursuing, and the traits they want most in a potential partner. Learn how CFOs are now increasingly taking on a greater leadership role in evaluating potential affiliate or integrating several organizations.

Picking Teams and Choosing Partners: How Hospital and Health System CFOs are Emerging as Leaders in M&A Strategy

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 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.

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The Revenue Hero's Guide to Revenue Cycle Success 
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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 

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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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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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teladoc 2The State of Consumer Telehealth

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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API Screenshot6 CFO Must Reads for Less Cost, Better Outcomes
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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

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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

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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.

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