E-Books - Now Available for Download!

The following E-Books have been made available to readers of Becker's Hospital Review. To find past E-Books, please visit our E-Books Archive page.

 

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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 The Path to Prosperity: Executive Insights on Fostering Innovation and Making it Stick 

Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotic automation are transforming businesses and economies worldwide — consumer interactions are becoming more personalized, manufacturing and distribution more streamlined, and operational planning more predictive. While these technologies have broad implications for all industries, perhaps no other is more likely to experience revolutionary change as the result of technological advancement than healthcare.

Before hospitals and health systems can innovate effectively and expeditiously, leaders must guide their organizations around numerous barriers. Financial constraints and inherent institutional rigidity can make it difficult for even the most ambitious health systems to innovate. Results from a Becker's Healthcare and Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey of more than six dozen hospital executives conducted in May suggest the most prominent barriers to innovation are budgetary constraints and difficulties generating buy-in from C-level leaders and individual providers.

This e-book examines barriers to innovation, offers insights into balancing cost savings efforts with investment in new technology, and details how leading health systems are preparing for the future amid various industry uncertainties. The content is based on results from the Becker's-Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey and a roundtable discussion among industry experts.

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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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 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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 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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