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.

 

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

Click here to download the e-book. 

 


 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

Click here to download the e-book. 

 


 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.

Click here to download the e-book.

 


 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

 Click here to download the e-book.

 


 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

 Click here to download the e-book.

 


 

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

Click here to download the e-book.

 

 


 

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

Click here to download the e-book.

 

 


 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

Click here to download the e-book.


 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 

Click here to download the e-book.   

 


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

 

Click here to download the e-book.

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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.

Click here to download the e-book. 

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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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  • Three common issues in hospital cost accounting that must be addressed 
  • 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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