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.

 

 

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

 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.

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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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 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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