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.



Your RCM needs a reality check

Shrinking operating margins are making healthcare providers increasingly uncomfortable. Most are focused on front end efficiencies. But is your A/R operation in peak condition? Providers who haven't assessed their collection efforts lately might be missing an opportunity to strengthen top and bottom lines. 

In this Ebook you'll learn:

  • How to free collectors from long hold times
  • Keys to improving your A/R team's performance
  • The EHR-friendly way to boost collections
  • Why automated QA is a must for healthcare collections

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On the Frontlines of Innovation: Executives weigh in on big tech, barriers to innovation and the future of healthcare

Digital innovation has ushered in an era of extraordinary convenience across consumer-driven industries. Today, consumers in areas such as retail and banking experience highly personalized, streamlined interactions that fit neatly into the chaos of modern life. Conversely, the healthcare industry has either been reluctant to, or incapable of, keeping pace with these industries when it comes to consumer-facing innovations. While advancements in clinical care — such as the rise of genetic medicine — have abounded in recent years, many industry decision-makers have been reluctant to overhaul longstanding processes and workflows in favor of holding tight to the status-quo and fee-for-service thinking.

This, however, is changing.

More and more hospitals and health systems are bringing on tech-savvy executives — in either established roles or newly inaugurated positions, such as chief digital officer — to drive innovation in care delivery and patient engagement, among others.

Although hospitals and health systems have intensified efforts to make their operational processes more innovative in recent years, the desire to do so isn't exactly new for many executives. They have craved innovation for much longer. According to a handful of executives who spoke with Becker's during a roundtable discussion sponsored by Bank of America, the healthcare industry's sluggish progress on operational innovation can be attributed more to a set of challenging circumstances and limited resources rather than a lack of will.

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 Artificial Intelligence, Real Transformation

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence has moved from science fiction to science fact. In healthcare, AI is driving improvements across the care continuum, establishing new standards of care. Now AI is starting to drive improvements across the claims lifecycle. AI can help providers optimize revenue in ways humans and rules-based systems cannot—often without having to replace existing software, change workflows, or make more work for the IT department. The advantages of these solutions are measurable and profound. See how many of these advancements you are aware of. 

You’ll learn:

  • How AI will transform the front-end, mid and back-end of the revenue cycle.
  • Which advances are available today, the impact they can have and how you can access them.
  • The questions to ask of any vendor when considering AI solutions.

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 3 Approaches to Navigate the Era of Digital Diagnosis

Aches and pains? Jump online for fast answers. Today, we all live one mouse click away from a consultation with “Dr. Internet.” 

But synoptic or crowd-sourced information alone can be insufficient in treating conditions with rare or unclear symptoms, and this trend can complicate the patient-physician relationship and slow down effective treatment.

Download this complimentary executive brief for 3 steps that can help your care teams stay aligned with better content and successfully navigate the era of digital diagnosis.

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What real patient engagement looks like: 6 must-reads for tech leaders

Patient engagement comes naturally when care is truly patient-centered, on patients' terms. Whether it's mobile billing reminders for millennial patients or virtual visits for busy parents, hospitals need digital transformation to fit seamlessly into patient lives. Engaged patients are not only more satisfied, but they historically have better outcomes and are more loyal to their providers.

This e-book breaks down how to engage patients beyond the walls of the hospital and provider office.

Learn more about:

  • How to engage and build loyalty among millennial patients
  • A successful mobile-first engagement strategy for physicians practices
  • Ways to leverage telehealth beyond video visits

For CIOs, CTOs and other healthcare leaders looking to create stickiness with patients using digital technology, this is a must-read.

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How to improve outcomes and get the most ROI out of health IT — 6 benefits of a powerful imaging solution

The transition toward value-based care is inevitable. For healthcare organizations to thrive in this changing environment, leaders must work to improve clinical outcomes while maintaining fiscal sustainability. When investing in health IT solutions designed to improve, providers must be judicious and only select solutions that will have the broadest impact possible. This Frost & Sullivan research will show you how to optimize hospital information technology to deliver seamless performance and enhance clinical quality and safety.

Download the e-book and discover:

  • Global healthcare system objectives
  • What PACS & VNA fail to address
  • 6 benefits of Enterprise Imaging solution

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 122 hospital & health system executive moves

Did you know that Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System named David L. Callendar, MD, as their new president and CEO and that Kaiser Permanente appointed Prat Vemana as their chief digital officer, a newly created role in August 2019? There were also a handful of unique positions filled this quarter!

The second quarter of 2019 continued to have exciting healthcare executive moves, including more than 50 CEOs and presidents who stepped into new roles, retired, or resigned during the quarter. Altogether, at least 122 hospital and health system C-suite executives were on the move during this time of the year.

Keep track of all the 2019 second quarter C-suite executive moves with this report.

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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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