Whitepapers & E-Books

The following whitepapers and e-books have been made available to readers of Becker's Hospital Review. Click on a category below to see the whitepapers and e-books available on that topic.


ASC/Spine
Source: NAPA
Value-based care delivery is dependent on perioperative value.

Approximately 45 to 60 percent of a hospital’s revenue and expenses are related to perioperative services, and bundled payment models demand standardization and reliability to be successful. Yet at many hospitals, high variability in outcomes and costs produces a misalignment of goals among physicians, staff and administrators.

Besides delayed cases, slow operating room throughput, dissatisfied surgeons and significant deviations between same procedures performed by different surgeons inhibit organizations from offering competitive pricing or assuming the financial risk of managing community health.

At Wilmington, N.C.-based New Hanover Regional Medical Center, North American Partners in Anesthesia's team led by Rob Shakar, MD, chief of anesthesia, worked collaboratively with clinical colleagues to improve standardization in the total joint program by piloting a perioperative surgical home program in orthopedics.

The program generated outstanding clinical and operational outcomes and saved the hospital $4.2 million in the first year, prompting the hospital to scale perioperative surgical home across 16 service lines that produced an annual return on investment of up to $12 million.

Download this case study to learn:

  • The benefits of monetizing the perioperative surgical home program
  • How perioperative surgical home program can increase operating room utilization, first case on-time starts and patient and surgeon satisfaction
  • How a perioperative surgical home program has decisive impacts on patients, surgeons, efficiency and profitability

Source: Carlsmed
Achieving spinal alignment involves a simple three-step process: scan-design-deliver, for any patient, one patient at a time.

A surgeon-authored report of patient-specific planning and placement of aprevo® interbody devices is available to spine surgeons, PAs, nurses and C-suite members.

Examples include single and multi-level fusions in patients diagnosed with stenosis, spondylolisthesis and adult deformity.

Planned versus achieved spinal alignment is shown for personalized surgical procedures utilizing aprevo® for:

  • Transforaminal approach with a long fusion for scoliosis
  • Anterior approach to address anterolisthesis with lateral listhesis
  • Lateral approach for disc degeneration and foraminal stenosis

Source: Merritt Healthcare Advisors
The healthcare industry is seeing a wave of mergers, acquisitions and consolidations among specialty care practices as the need for size and scale leads practitioners to seek the capital and resources necessary for growth.

These growth opportunities present risks for physicians who fiercely value and guard their independence and control over their practices. For investors and advisers, recognizing and addressing these concerns when discussing possible deals is critical to successful transactions.

This white paper outlines current specialty consolidation trends and the top challenges of balancing needed growth with desired autonomy.

Key learnings:

  • Macro trends in specialty consolidation
  • Types of consolidation business models
  • Pros and cons of consolidation

Payer
Source: Zelis
The days of operating a fragmented and impersonal healthcare system are long gone, and health plans are in the perfect position to attract patients by helping them scale the ins and outs of the healthcare experience. By empowering members, revenue will follow.

Download this ebook to learn:

  • How health equity is key to driving revenue
  • The importance of the digital member experience
  • Tips to help members navigate burdensome medical bills


Source: Vida
Diabetes is a prevalent issue in the U.S., affecting more than 1 in 10 Americans. What's more, 38 percent of the adult population has prediabetes, and 1.4 million Americans get diagnosed with the condition every year. This trend has many in the healthcare industry hungry for a silver bullet — and the allure of permanently reversing diabetes is a seductive one, though not physiologically attainable.

Instead, health plans must work to identify an all-inclusive remedy that offers members a realistic and effective approach to diabetes management. This guide discusses the problems with "diabetes reversal," the connection between diabetes and mental health, and more.

Download the guide to discover:

  • Why diabetes remission is a better goal than diabetes reversal
  • Why treating diabetes and depression together maximizes positive outcomes
  • How personalization plays a critical role in effective diabetes management

Process Improvement
Source: Huron
Employee engagement and retention are acute challenges for healthcare organizations today. These challenges predated COVID-19 but the pandemic brought them into focus with striking clarity.

During a recent Becker's Hospital Review advisory call sponsored by Huron Consulting, senior healthcare leaders discussed key issues related to workforce engagement and shared ideas about the mindset shift that needs to take place within organizations to effectively address the issue.   Key takeaways focused on ways to engage and retain employees such as:
  • Make employees feel valued and listened to
  • Create a culture of appreciation
  • Go beyond compensation to provide meaningful benefits that resonate
  • Focus on increasing workplace flexibility

At this time of profound staffing shortages, learn what industry leaders from around the country are doing to engage and retain their top talent.


Source: Ludi
As the healthcare industry continues to grapple with labor shortages and pressure to implement cost-cutting tactics, many hospitas are turning to automation to simplify costly operational processes. This is especially true for physician payment processes because paying physicians often consists of a series of tedious tasks that puts a heavy administrative burden on operation team members and physicians alike.

But where can a hospital get support in the physician payment space? What options are out there? How can they evaluate them in an efficient manner?

Download this whitepaper to learn:

  • The benefits of physician payment automation for hospitals
  • Why hospitals are choosing automation to streamline payment processes
  • How to determine if you should build an in-house solution or partner with an external expert
  • Steps to finding the right solution and how to prepare for implementation

Source: LeanTaaS
Hospital C-suite and system leaders are under a tremendous amount of pressure to continue serving a growing number of patients despite severe staffing shortages, resource constraints, and depressed margins. While the pandemic instigated unforeseen strains on the healthcare system, it also amplified, inspired, and demanded creative thinking. How can healthcare leaders who are charged with “doing more with less” meet these increasingly high demands?

Healthcare leaders must examine how other resource-intensive industries like airline, package delivery, and rideshare services have successfully solved the complex operational challenge of matching supply and demand. The answer? Adopting machine learning, AI, and predictive and prescriptive analytics to drive operational decisions.

Sounds too good to be true? It's not. And many healthcare leaders are already reaping the rewards of AI by achieving hard ROI in challenging times. Fortunately, you can “stand on the shoulders” of your industry peers that have adopted AI:

  • In operating room operations and generated $40 million in contribution margin for their health system (which translated into a 10x+ ROI)
  • In infusion centers and decreased infusion patient wait times by 30%, and delivered an average increase of $20,000/infusion chair per year in cancer centers
  • In inpatient bed patient flow management and achieved an 8% decrease in opportunity days, the equivalent to $8 million in ROI – during the pandemic.

Source: Owens & Minor
Owens & Minor recently surveyed over 220 hospital purchasing leaders to understand their goals, strategies and challenges. The key findings from that survey were recently compiled in the 2022 State of Hospital Purchasing report.

Download this report to discover the key values and the biggest challenges for hospital purchasing leaders. Discover how they are addressing those challenges and where they are making critical investments for the future.

Source: SCP Health
The nation’s ICUs currently face unprecedented stresses, including chronic under-resourcing and increasingly difficult reimbursement.

The time has come for a new approach when it comes to the ICU to enable a new framework that helps achieve the strategic needs of the hospital.

SCP Health Vice President of Critical Care Medicine, Erika Gabbard, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, discusses strategies to transform critical care medicine programs including:

  • Expanded roles of physicians, virtual health, and teleintensivist
  • Optimized advanced practice provider scope and responsibility
  • Clinical staffing integration
  • Modernized nurse training


Source: AMN Healthcare
The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the consequences of not being ready for unforeseen challenges. With an ongoing pandemic, longstanding labor shortages and future crises that will certainly come, hospitals and health systems are looking to stay ahead of challenges and craft robust contingency plans.

This brief report covers how FEMA and AMN Healthcare coordinated to implement a COVID-19 vaccination plan from the ground up to vaccinate the entire Eastern side of the nation.

Read this case study on the partnership to learn:

  • How to build contingency plans to ensure your organization can staff for any kind of healthcare event, no matter the level of urgency.
  • Why investing in predictive modeling solutions is now the norm rather than an afterthought.
  • How to build and maintain a nurturing environment for staff, even during times of crisis.

Source: Intrado
Resource and staffing limitations are the new reality for hospitals across the country — and it's affecting the patient experience, according to industry research.

However, there are resources available to help health systems reduce staff workload and improve operational efficiency while enhancing the patient experience. Read this report to learn how your healthcare organization can bolster the patient experience amid unavoidable staffing limitations.

Key points:

  • Solutions to improving patient experience and addressing staffing shortages
  • Benefits of automated digital patient engagement
  • Results from using the digital patient engagement tactic

Source: Sterling Check
Amid chronic workforce shortages, healthcare leaders are looking to onboard new talent as quickly as possible. But complex and outdated hiring processes are often a barrier. These processes alone may also deter the arrival of new talent.

Download this brief report, featuring insights from Ryan Garman, Sterling’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Director, and Amiee Hawkins, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations at Cross Country Healthcare, to learn how healthcare organizations can quickly modernize the hiring process with technology-enabled background screening services.

Key learning points:

  • An overview of the largest inefficiencies in hiring and onboarding workflows
  • How tech-enabled workflows specific to healthcare speed hiring and save HR leaders time and frustration
  • How a streamlined hiring process helps attract and retain the right candidates


Source: Firstup
With the gig economy taking a bite out of your workforce, you have to stay ahead of hiring trends. Read the Gartner Peer Insights Report to learn just how much you be concerned with recruitment and retention.
While it might be evident that flexibility is an incentive to retain employees, some industries can’t offer 100% remote options for their frontline employees. Given the competitive hiring environment, how much should healthcare, retail, and manufacturing be concerned with recruitment and retention, and how do they maintain a healthy workforce?

Gartner Peer Insights and Firstup surveyed IT, HR, and internal communications leaders in the healthcare, retail, and manufacturing industry to see how communication and the digital employee experience impact an organization’s ability to recruit and retain its workforce in the current climate.

Read this report to learn:

  • Where industry leaders are spending their recruiting budgets this year
  • How they rank the value of employee engagement in helping retain a quality workforce
  • What they believe really matters to their workers (hint: it’s not just about the money)

Source: Bamboo Health
Many hospitals and health systems struggle with emergency department throughput to ensure care management resources are operating at the top of their licenses, and preventing unnecessary admissions and 30-day readmissions.

North Carolina-based Cone Health was facing that kind of challenge and turned to Stories, Bamboo Health's care transitions assistant, which delivers relevant patient context within clinical workflows at the point of care.

Here's what Cone Health was able to do after using Stories for a 9-month period:

  • Saved 20-30 minutes on average per patient assessment.
  • Avoided 106 admissions in a 9-month period, amounting to over $1.2M saved.
  • Tracked high-utilizers and acute visit histories both in and out of Cone Health hospitals.
  • Reduced readmissions and activated home health providers by re-directing patients unnecessarily in the ED back home.
  • Gained insight into recent SNF stays within the last 30 days, allowing them to re-direct patients back to the SNF they recently discharged from.
  • Easily connected with patients' care teams through surfaced contact information, facilitating communication with community resources like ACO partners, FQHCs, and PCPs.

Source: SnapNurse
The COVID-19 pandemic sparked a staffing transformation — especially for nurses. To be successful, health systems cannot revert back to the old ways.

Healthcare is at a pivotal moment where the nurse-to-patient ratio gap is widening. To alleviate the stresses of this gap, facilities can create their own tech-enabled staffing pool rather than client-vendor relationships.

Transform the current approach to staffing through partnerships backed by technology, and learn more about end-to-end user experience creating efficiency.

Source: KPMG

The healthcare industry is being challenged to reinvent itself in order to advance its place in the digital-first, customer-centric era. Environmental, social and governance factors are leading the way in this reinvention journey, but technological advances and community considerations are key factors as well.

Becker’s Hospital Review recently spoke with two KPMG leaders — Anurag Rai, principal of cyber security services, and Kirby Kleeberg, director of enterprise GRC technology — as well as Vishakha Sant, ServiceNow's global head of healthcare provider industry solutions. These three leaders offered perspectives on how healthcare can advance in reinventing itself to meet patients where they are and how to earn them the trust of their stakeholders — patients, physicians, partners, suppliers and communities.

In this whitepaper you will learn:  
  • Healthcare's multiple strategic and operational risks that require flexibility
  • How to adopt solutions that address issues at scale
  • How ESG can improves trust and health outcomes

Source: Cardinal Supply Chain
Supply chain inefficiencies cost hospitals $25.7 billion annually. With the right strategies, however, supply chain teams can not only lower supply chain and healthcare costs but also serve as a direct bridge to improved care quality.

At the Becker's Supply Chain Leadership Virtual Forum, six healthcare supply chain experts discussed their systems' supply chain transformation efforts and shared how supply chains can become a strategic asset when bolstered by the power of data, standardization and process efficiency. This report offers seven takeaways from the discussion.

Key learnings:

  • How labor challenges are affecting supply chain teams
  • Top priorities for healthcare supply chain leaders in 2022
  • The key to successful supply chain transformations

Source: SCP Health
As a specialty, hospital medicine is relatively young at 25 years. Over its short history, the role of hospitalists has continued to evolve, but their commitment to providing value, adapting to the changing health care landscape, and advancing inpatient care, even during challenging times, has never ceased. In fact, the one constant over the past 25 years has been the agility of hospitalists.

It is that agility we must once again call upon as hospitals need a new answer to a familiar problem –how to provide quality, 24/7, inpatient care while maintaining financial solvency. In hospital medicine, value has been measured through dividing quality by cost, but it may be time to evolve that equation.

Read this white paper by SCP Health’s Chief Medical Officer of Hospital and Critical Care Medicine, Stacy Goldsholl, MD, MBA, to learn about strategies and additional ideas to transform hospital medicine programs including:

  • Reducing clinician burnout
  • Decreasing cost and risk
  • Increasing capacity and optimized resources
  • Improving performance in value-based models

Source: Zoom
In order for healthcare providers to function amid complicated healthcare policy and increasing patient expectations, an integrated telehealth system is necessary. In this guide, take a deeper look at how you can use the entire Zoom platform to improve patient experiences and connect healthcare staff more efficiently. Whether you’re already using Zoom for telehealth or not, see how you can implement the entire Zoom platform organization-wide.

Here's what you will learn:

  • How technological agility can help your organization fight the status quo
  • What an ERP is and how it can help you streamline operations
  • How one organization cut report generating to less than 5 minutes

Source: TRIMEDX
Patient safety is a primary concern for all health systems and medical devices play a critical role in supporting the safe and effective delivery of patient care.

Key Takeaways:

  • Health systems can support medical device availability through optimized preventative maintenance schedules and standardized workflows.
  • Dedicated monitoring and remediation of OEM-reported FDA alerts and recalls can minimize the potential impact on device availability and patient safety.
  • Patient safety should be a key consideration throughout a health system's capital planning process 

Source: Livongo
Learn how we worked with this fully-integrated healthcare system to deliver a whole-person approach to care for its employees and spouses with chronic conditions.

Results include:

  • A coordinated experience across conditions for people living with both diabetes and hypertension Multiyear impact on clinical diabetes measures, including reduced HbA1c levels and a fewer hypoglycemic readings
  • Measurable impact on systolic and diastolic blood pressure rates among those with uncontrolled hypertension
  • Reduced spending incurred through medical care, emergency room visits and pharmacy costs associated with managing chronic conditions, resulting in a positive ROI

Source: Collective Medical
Before COVID-19, the opioid epidemic was the nation's most consequential public health threat. The pandemic has magnified the impact of the opioid crisis on communities as unemployment, homelessness and behavioral health disorder rates soar.

Learn how eight organizations across the country have used technology and collaboration to achieve the following:

  • 61 percent reduction in opioid prescriptions
  • 32 percent reduction in opioid deaths
  • 50 percent decrease in emergency department visits for patients with high utilization patterns
  • $34 million in cost savings

This downloadable whitepaper will cover:

  • Four proven strategies for addressing the opioid epidemic on an organizational and community level
  • Statewide efforts to reduce opioid prescribing and use, including implementation of seven best practices for prescription opioids
  • How collaboration helped achieve measurable results outside opioids — including decreased ED visits and significant cost savings

Source: B.E. Smith
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.

Health IT
Source: Verizon
For healthcare organizations, enterprise intelligence means enabling virtual consultations, making better use of scarce expertise and improving patient outcomes. It means connecting on-site first responders to clinicians, enabling new care pathways that help them limit the damage and loss of function associated with conditions like strokes. It also means tapping the vast quantities of data that often go unused to enable better epidemiology and more personalized care.

Old ways of working simply aren’t up to the challenges of today. They are too expensive, too inflexible and too hard to scale. The network is key to changing how healthcare operates. It enables providers to leverage the latest technologies — including artificial intelligence, machine learning and the internet of medical things — to generate unprecedented insight and make decision making smarter and faster.

In this whitepaper, we walk through the evolving challenges and opportunities for achieving enterprise intelligence across an increasingly decentralized care ecosystem.

What you’ll learn:

What barriers to innovation continue to challenge healthcare’s focus
How infrastructure transformation with network capabilities like private 5G, edge compute and network-as-a-Service will support the evolution of inpatient care
How rearchitecting connectivity, security and collaboration will build the innovation healthcare needs

Source: ServiceNow
Healthcare is at an inflection point. Health system leaders must look for new ways to deliver efficient and secure care and adapt to the changing world around them. However, change is complicated.

Today, true care transformation can't be achieved without effective digital health solutions. According to Gartner, the digital health platforms approach guides organizations down "a path to faster value realization when responding to strategic imperatives and external uncertainties." The right digital health platform partnership will help healthcare organizations differentiate themselves and advance care delivery.

Learn more about digital health platforms and access insights from Gartner's "Market Guide for Digital Health Platform for Healthcare Providers."

Source: Qualtrics
Today’s health system leaders need faster, more frequent insights to optimize the four core experiences of their organizations: patient, staff, brand and product.

Having real-time insights into every experience that matters allows healthcare organizations to understand the patient journey from end-to-end, connect feedback from multiple data channels, make data-driven business decisions that improve their bottom line and drive action at every level to deliver on patient and employee expectations.

Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica is one of 11,000 healthcare organizations globally reaping the benefits of this strategy, known as experience management.

In this guide, readers will learn how to use experience management to:

  • Improve patient experience and drive brand loyalty
  • Increase revenue and profits while lowering costs
  • Lower employee attrition while boosting productivity

Source: Oracle Cerner
Whether a patient is having a routine checkup or needs a surgical procedure, the ambulatory setting is now often where the care journey begins and ends. Accordingly, health systems nationwide are working to maximize efficiency in this care environment.

Becker's Hospital Review recently spoke with three experts on technology in the ambulatory setting about how their organizations leverage technology to create a better patient and provider experience. The organizations represented include Kansas City, Mo.-based University Health, University of Missouri (MU) Health Care in Columbia and Charleston Area Medical Center in South Charleston, W.Va.

Key learnings:

• Why outstanding ambulatory care requires consistency across technology systems
• How to balance clinician preference with technology standardization
• Why artificial intelligence and telehealth are poised to transform the EHR

Source: Keysight Technologies
At virtually every stage of a patient’s wellbeing, different forms of technology and software support the expansion of better healthcare. As the reliance on technology grows, ensuring that these lifesaving systems don’t break under the strain is imperative.

  To keep operations running smoothly, healthcare IT professionals must perform regular and exhaustive testing. Fortunately, the introduction of automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) has made testing easier to deliver.

In this eBook from Keysight Technologies, you will discover  
  • How automation can improve workflow management to help physicians and patients alike
  • How AI-driven test automation helps your EMR become more interoperable and user-friendly
  • Six critical tasks that can be optimized with robotic process automation
  • The importance of testing both on-site and wearable medical devices
 

Please fill out the form to download the eBook.

Source: Bamboo Health
When Houston Methodist Coordinated Care (HMCC) — an Accountable Care Organization — joined Track 3 of the Medicare Shared Savings Program in January 2017, it had little insight into patients' post-acute care activity. The ACO relied on quarterly CMS data and phone calls to skilled nursing facilities to locate patients, which meant they typically didn't find out about patient events until 10 to 15 days later.

That shifted in July 2017 when they began using Bamboo Health’s Pings solution to help monitor patient events in real time, improve care coordination efforts and succeed under MSSP.

Download this short report to learn:

  • How HMCC reduced length of stay for its managed patients from 25 days to 21 days, resulting in $681,000 in savings
  • How HMCC was able to earn $1,258,180 in shared savings under MSSP in just one year
  • A real-world example on how Pings effectively coordinated care for a patient who fell while visiting a friend out of state

Source: Consensus 
Prior authorization has become one of the biggest obstacles in the healthcare industry. However, health information technology can help payers, providers and members overcome prior authorization issues.

In this whitepaper you'll learn how to make informed prior authorization decisions quickly, reduce time spent dealing with phone calls and faxes, lower your overall expenditures and improve your members' care outcomes.

Key Learnings:

  • Seven findings from American Medical Association studies where prior authorization caused time, money and health outcome detriments
  • Two trends contributing to prior authorizations challenges
  • Four faith-building statistics from an America's Health Insurance Plans study about the use of digital tools for prior authorization

Source: CareRev
Chronic workforce shortages continue to burden hospitals, outpatient clinics and other care settings. This leaves organizations scrambling to fill shifts, but a marketplace platform is mitigating this stressor for staffing leaders.

Download this one-page summary to learn why nursing leaders consistently turn to CareRev to post shifts, manage float pools and maintain flexible staffing.

Key learning points:

  • An overview of what the CareRev app offers nursing leaders
  • How it enables nursing leaders to ensure flexible staffing and organizational resilience
  • Why healthcare professionals consistently book shifts through CareRev

Source: Phreesia
The rise of consumerism has given patients more ownership of their care than ever before. And as consumer-facing technologies become commonplace, patients are increasingly shopping for healthcare experiences that align with their digital behaviors and preferences.

To attract and retain those patients, providers need to offer the modern, convenient features they’re accustomed to using elsewhere.

Phreesia recently surveyed more than 4,000 patients about their digital expectations for their care, including how they want to check in, manage appointments, make payments and engage with providers. We dive deep into the survey results and explore their implications for providers in our new white paper, How consumerism is reshaping the healthcare landscape—and how provider organizations should respond.

Read the white paper to learn:

  • How patients feel about using self-service technology to manage their healthcare experience
  • Digital strategies you can implement to increase access, activate patients and make payments easier
  • Ways to identify third-party vendors that keep patients’ sensitive health information secure
  • A 3-step checklist to successfully introduce new technologies to your patients

Source: SCP Health
In today’s volatile health care environment, forward-thinking, health systems are already using artificial intelligence (AI) to unlock tremendous value. Health care executives understand AI is here, but the true power of specific applications for these tools remains obscure.

Read this white paper by SCP Health Chief Operating Officer Rob Reilly, to learn proven strategies for integrating artificial intelligence for better care and cost, including:

  • Applying AI to health care operations
  • Identifying AI specific tools that are critical to success
  • Revealing a new hospital operations use case that employs AI

Source: Altera
Health IT solutions are too often designed without direct involvement from their primary users: physicians and nurses. Amid chronic workforce shortages and a burnout crisis, healthcare organizations can no longer risk imposing technology-enabled workflows on clinicians without thoughtful consideration of their input.

Download this two-page report to get a grasp of the why and how behind incorporating human-centered design into health tech solutions.

Key learning points:

  • The difference between user-centered design and human-centered design
  • Best practices for involving clinicians in the design process
  • The benefits human-centered design has for patients and providers

Source: Notable Health
As healthcare organizations face economic headwinds, depressed volumes, and formidable competition, they must invest in growth differently. To succeed in this evolving landscape, healthcare providers must attract the right patients, retain them over time, and do so cost-effectively.

While many leaders have turned to intelligent automation to expand staff capacity and reduce costs, it is increasingly becoming the basis of sustainable topline revenue growth. To drive growth, healthcare organizations need to go beyond acquiring referral channels to securing patient access across the patient journey via a variety of digital doors.

Using intelligent automation, healthcare organizations can deliver hassle-free primary and specialty care access points. They can also hardwire care progression by guiding patients to stay in-network along their care journeys.

In this whitepaper you will learn:

  • Why the pursuit of cost-effective growth cannot be solved by continually increasing staffing levels
  • How digitized intake can capture accurate patient information on the front-end to improve clinical outcomes and maximize revenue
  • Why patient self-scheduling accelerates patient acquisition and retention

Source: CipherHealth
Patients increasingly rely on their smartphones to interact with businesses and services in all phases of their lives. Using the right mobile patient engagement strategy can help address gaps in communication that lead to unengaged patients, missed appointments and lost revenue.

In this whitepaper, readers will:

  • Learn the definition and value of conversational engagement
  • Understand how healthcare providers can use conversational engagement to scale patient interactions
  • Integrate conversational engagement with existing digital experiences to build patient loyalty

Source: Press Ganey
Healthcare’s efforts toward digital transformation were kicked into high gear during the pandemic. Now more than ever, a clear-cut digital transformation strategy is imperative to meeting new consumer expectations for the patient experience.

Learn how to improve patient acquisition, retention, and loyalty. In this guide, we’ll walk you through:

  • The comprehensive strategies, technologies, and proven best practices to advance digital transformation
  • Where top organizations are investing today to build a solid foundation for PX's future

Source: Ergotron
The added stress and strain of working in healthcare amid a pandemic has sent nurses of all ages into early retirement or caused them to seek alternate career paths. To help address the current levels of burnout and attrition, experts are recommending a renewed focus on caregiver well-being.

This white paper outlines various ways hospitals and health systems can mitigate the harms of healthcare's workforce crisis by better supporting nurses. Learnings include.

How generate a renewed focus on caregiver well-being
How to improve both the physical and emotional working environment
How to create a culture of psychological support

Source: Amwell

The COVID-19 pandemic and patient preferences for a more convenient healthcare experience are fueling momentum for telehealth, and health systems are responding by expanding their telehealth capabilities.

Leaders from Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City and more recently participated in an advisory call hosted by Becker's Hospital Review to discuss the benefits of telehealth adoption and what healthcare organizations must do to ensure continued advances in the future. This report offers five takeaways from the discussion.

Key learnings:  
  • Why providers are embracing a digital-first mindset
  • How telehealth can help mitigate staff shortages and boost patient access
  • Telehealth's role in future care delivery models

Source: InVita
Hospital finance and supply chain leaders need a holistic perspective on operations — this can't be achieved without current and complete data. With real-time data and tools for improved data analysis, leaders can expose the hidden opportunities to reduce spend and avert risk.

The insights in this ebook can empower finance and supply chain managers to reduce spend and improve compliance every day.

Learnings include:

  • Why disparate systems for managing supplies will only ever provide some of the data needed for informed decision-making.
  • How visibility of the supply chain creates opportunities for reduced spend and better resource allocation.
  • Why empowering the right people with the right tools is critically important to being proactive and being able to capitalize on significant opportunities.

Source: NetApp
Up-to-date and sophisticated EHR systems are necessary to keep hospitals and health systems functioning properly. However, these systems can be burdensome investments for many health systems are struggling beneath crushing margin pressure. There is a solution — migrating EHRs to the cloud.

This migration can relieve the financial burden of EHR investment, while also making it simpler for providers to adapt to new challenges.

Download this whitepaper to learn:

How much faster upgrade cycles are completed with cloud-based EHR
How quicker response times are when using cloud-based EHR
How to cure EHR update hiccups

Source: Smartsheet
As disruption becomes the norm in healthcare, hospital and health system leaders must help their organizations adapt amid mounting cost, quality and resource pressures. Effectively managing change requires real-time visibility into the work being done, greater collaboration across teams and an understanding of how changes will affect both staff and patients.

How is change managed in your organization, and which processes could be more effective?

Download this checklist to discover ways to:

Improve visibility into projects, processes and resources
Better communicate change plans across teams
Gain buy-in from key stakeholders

Source: Qventus
Surgical revenue is more important than ever. However, manual processes and tools are holding healthcare organizations back from effectively using operating room resources, resulting in an incredible opportunity cost.

Fortunately, advances in artificial intelligence and automation can enable you to break out of the status quo and accelerate growth.

By using six strategies implemented at leading health systems across the country, you can harness these capabilities to improve operating room access, increase strategic case volumes and capture more market share.

In this whitepaper, learn how to:

  • Boost operating room and resource utilization
  • Automate manual work to reduce staff workload
  • Drive immediate bottom-line improvements
  • Optimize referrals and prevent leakage
  • Improve surgeon satisfaction

Source: ServiceNow
Companies that identify as "extremely agile" achieve superior results, including market-share gains, employee retention, customer satisfaction and profitablity — and healthcare is no exception, according to a recent IDC global survey of nearly 2,000 business, government and technology leaders.

But what drives this agility? The findings underscore the importance of having high levels of technology infrastructure support to drive an extremely agile organizational strategy.

Download this 3-page summary to learn more about the benefits of healthcare adaptability and how organizations are achieving it.

Key learning points:

A 3-steps to put an agile strategy in motion
An overview of the connection between an agile strategy and technology infrastructure
What digital platform capabilities to look for to best support your organization's adaptability

Source: Kontak.tio
Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure at work, but not everyone does — especially in healthcare. Healthcare workers account for 73 percent of all nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses due to violence.

Still, too many hospitals' safety efforts are hindered by outdated tech infrastructures that make implementing solutions far more costly than they have to be, resulting in budget considerations canceling safety concerns. It is unacceptable for the physical well-being of nurses and others to become unaffordable.

This guide includes:

The importance of staff safety solutions, featuring a case study from a healthcare facility
An overview of the immediate benefits of staff safety how
5 steps to improve staff safety in your hospital

Source: MDClone
Synthetic data mimics real patient data while protecting the privacy of patients. Because synthetic data is non-reversible without the concerns of re-identification, data can be leveraged to encourage innovation across healthcare teams. With larger datasets available instantly, insights to improved operational processes, care plans, and patient outcomes can accelerate innovation.

With synthetic data:

Conduct research 10x faster
Explore data independent of IRB process
Access broad datasets instantly and dynamically
Share research and insights worldwide

The eBook from MDClone will offer an in-depth guide to synthetic data for healthcare and how unlocking data access can drive innovation across the organization.

Source: RevSpring
The patient experience extends far beyond clinical interactions with a physician. It includes all interactions from scheduling appointments, receiving cost estimates and paying bills, and digital technologies present a great opportunity to improve and personalize these touchpoints.

Leaders from Ochsner Health, RWJBarnabas Health, Banner Health and more recently participated in an advisory call hosted by Becker's Hospital Review and RevSpring to discuss why digital must be a top priority in healthcare organizations' strategy to improve the patient experience.

Key learning points:

How providers are getting to know their patients' preferences
Ways to improve cost transparency
Enhancing self-service options for scheduling and payments

 

Source: DocuSign
In today’s global telehealth environment, using digitization to improve the patient experience is critical for organizational success. Healthcare organizations need to make it easy for patients to electronically sign intake and consent forms on their device when they are on the go, in a medical office or inpatient at a facility.

By implementing e-signature technology beyond the EHR, organizations can improve the patient intake and consent process saving patients and providers alike time and money–and reduce the burden upon staff.

This report highlights the challenges, opportunities and costs associated with improving the patient intake and consent process, including:
- 63% of providers say their consent process contains risks as a result of poor document storage and retrieval capabilities.
- 88% of healthcare respondents say e-signature is crucial for their organization — and that number is projected to climb to 93% within the next few years.

Source: Teladoc
The rise of virtual care has transformed how hospitals and health systems operate. Ninety-three percent of leading health systems plan on growing virtual care. New research suggests an opportunity for healthcare organizations to take this growth to the next level. Download this research report to learn health system leaders' innovative virtual care strategies and dig deeper into the four key findings:

  • Digital health strategy exists in name only – and that must change.
  • Health systems need to swap vendor contracts for true partnerships to succeed on consumerism.
  • To achieve virtual care integration, health systems must secure operational buy-in from the start.
  • Scale is a catch-22. Proceed with caution.

Source: T-Mobile
There is a technology revolution underway in healthcare. Remote monitoring devices, consumer wearables, and telehealth — technologies that have been adopted at an accelerated pace over the course of the pandemic — are just the tip of the iceberg. Beneath the surface is an undercurrent of dynamic innovation.

Healthcare is on the verge of the interconnected, intelligent future patients and clinicians deserve. This report examines the emerging technologies transforming healthcare and outlines the infrastructure necessary to support the coming connectivity revolution.

Key learnings include:

• The future of remote patient monitoring and device interconnectivity
• Why AI + 5G will transform healthcare technology development
• How an in-house innovation lab is transforming home care

Source: Relatient
Despite long wait times for appointments, most health system executives are aware that provider capacity is often underutilized. Our experience suggests that as much as 10 to 30 percent of appointment slots go unfilled each day. Providing timely, consistent and convenient access to patients in outpatient care settings is an increasingly important differentiator for provider groups as they navigate the need to drive patient loyalty, competitive differentiation and operational efficiency at the same time.

In this whitepaper, we have identified seven best practices to optimize care access that support meaningful results without overly standardizing provider utilization.

Learning objectives:

Understand the most common patient access process obstacles and challenges
Learn how to measure each access point and determine how to increase profitability
Learn best practices to optimize patient access, scheduling and physician engagement


Source: Phreesia
The COVID-19 pandemic underscored an often-overlooked pre-pandemic challenge: the difficulties providers and organizations continue to face when interacting with patients who have limited English proficiency (LEP). Language barriers result in poor communication and experiences for patients and providers alike. In addition, patients with language barriers are more likely to require more healthcare services and to experience higher rates of adverse medical events.

However, there are simple steps healthcare organizations can take to make preferred-language communication easier for patients and providers. When organizations use patients’ language of preference, staff can be more efficient and feel more supported while patients receive more personalized care and have better experiences.

Read this white paper to learn:

The impact of communicating with patients in their preferred language
How preferred-language communication improves patients’ access to care
How technology breaks down language barriers to improve care and meet patients where they are

Source: LeanTaaS
Health system leaders face an operational paradox. Operating rooms, inpatient beds and infusion chairs appear to be available. Yet, the reality is often very different. These assets experience dramatic peaks and valleys in usage. As a result, patients receive appointments, but when they show up for care at peak times, they have to wait.

Other asset-intensive industries like airlines or package delivery services face similar challenges. However, through sophisticated modeling and simulations, organizations in these industries can predict and match supply to demand with considerable accuracy. Every day, millions of packages are delivered on time and scores of travelers safely reach their destinations. The healthcare sector needs the same types of capacity-optimization tools.

These were the overarching themes that emerged during a hospital operations summit as part of Becker's Hospital Review's 12th Annual Meeting in Chicago. Dozens of hospital executives participated in the summit. This white paper is based on their conversations and includes specific learnings from:

  • Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
  • UCHealth in Aurora, Colo.
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Source: Sophos
Sixty-six percent of healthcare organizations were hit by ransomware last year, and the complexity of such attacks is only growing. The cyber insurance market has hardened with the rise of ransomware, making it increasingly difficult to secure affordable coverage.

This report provides insight on how to stay ahead of attacks, how to get better at restoring data after an attack and tips to secure cyber insurance coverage.

Key learning points:

The wider organizational impact of a ransomware attack on healthcare
Different methods used to recover encrypted data
The amount of ransom paid by health care organizations
Changes healthcare organizations are making to better position themselves for cyber insurance coverage

Leadership, staff and skillset

Source: League
Innovation leaders know the ideal future state: become a digital destination, drive engagement 365 days a year and connect online and offline experiences. But how can organizations achieve this vision quickly and efficiently?

To better understand how healthcare leaders are thinking about leveraging technology and CX platforms to solve their most critical challenges, Becker’s Hospital Review conducted roundtables and interviews with several healthcare leaders from both provider and payer organizations. Participants included the chief digital officer for Columbia, S.C.-based Prisma Health and Aetna's former chief innovation and digital officer. This report is based on those conversations.

Key learnings include:

4 digital experience trends identified across patients and members
An overview of the technology infrastructure necessary to support greater convenience in the patient experience
A 3-point assessment of a platform approach to healthcare consumer engagement

Source: Rectangle Health
As practices watched their patient volume rapidly decrease and physical therapy appointment cancellations soar, administrators, physicians, and staff had difficult decisions to make about how they would proceed with providing care. In this paper, you’ll learn how leaders in the orthopedic space helped their organizations come to realize the value of technology and how they will continue to embrace it.

Finance
Source: Experian

Get a pulse on the current claims environment based on an all-new survey tied to responses from those who are responsible for reimbursements.

Sample findings:
  • Denials are increasing. 30 percent of respondents say denials are increasing between 10 percent to 15 percent.
    • LEARN: Discover the top 3 reasons this is happening.

  • Automation is considered critical. 52 percent of respondents upgraded or replaced previous claims process technology in the last 12 months.
    • LEARN: Where are organizations turning for automation technology?

  • Everyone is looking for improved performance. 78 percent of respondents say their organizations are at least somewhat likely to replace their existing claims management solution if convinced something else can deliver better ROI.
    • LEARN: How do providers define ROI in the claims process?


These themes are further broken down based on survey answers to aide revenue cycle leaders with near- and long-term strategy and planning.

Source: Waystar
The market shifts over the last two decades have resulted in a steep uptick in patient financial responsibility for care, with patient revenue now surpassing that of many healthcare organizations’ largest insurance payers. But patients face financial and economic challenges of their own, making it critical for organizations to be proactive about how to meet patients' needs and clearly communicate financial expectations.

Read this report to learn how to retain patients in a competitive marketplace and keep your organization running smoothly.

You'll learn:

  • Ways to lead with open + honest communication to provide compassionate financial care
  • Strategies to create better connections with your patients
  • How to improve patients’ knowledge about payments

Source: Multiview
The healthcare finance teams of the future will no longer have a narrow focus on balance sheets, income statements and cashflow projections. These teams will become stewards of their organization's data, working to drive better financial performance through better strategic decision-making.

This e-book examines the future of healthcare finance and is informed by the real-world experience of hospital leaders and financial experts.

Key learnings include:

The tenets of agile financial planning
The keys to great financial partnerships
How a lean five-member finance team at a nonprofit provider transformed fiscal operations

Source: Flywire
Healthcare in the U.S. is notoriously expensive, including for many people covered by insurance — a reality underscored by the role medical debt plays in more than 60 percent of bankruptcies. However, as innovation continues to rapidly improve various elements of healthcare delivery, the patient financial experience for most remains inconvenient and burdensome.

How to deliver patients a more transparent, convenient financial experience was the focus of a leadership summit as part of Becker's Hospital Review 12th Annual Meeting in Chicago. Summit participants included technology leaders and top executives from hospitals and health systems around the nation.

Key learnings include:

  • How to digitize and personal the patient experience
  • How solutions powered by artificial intelligence can enhance front-end patient engagement
  • How to build lasting relationships with patients

Source: RevSpring
Healthcare CFOs rank “consumer trust as the top driver of strategic change” and an overwhelming majority (83%) say “consumer engagement is an increased organizational priority.” Why are trust and engagement so high on the priority list for healthcare leaders?

Building and sustaining trust yields myriad benefits for providers and patients:
Increasing patient retention
Improving appointment adherence
Generating positive referrals
Strengthening healthcare outcomes
Yielding positive patient survey results

Our guide describes how providers can achieve these considerable benefits. Connected communication built on insight—and seamlessly linked throughout the entire patient experience—drives impact. Technology is key, but so is understanding each patient. Equally important: harnessing proven strategies for using digital communication in ways that resonate with individual consumers.

Take a moment to download and read our guide on getting patient communication right. It clearly details the relationship between communication and trust, and how providers can use modern tools and strategies to achieve positive, consistent and connected engagement that builds patient trust and loyalty.

Source: Waystar
The rise of consumerism in healthcare adds yet another dimension to an already challenged revenue cycle. With ever-changing rules regarding patient benefits and payor reimbursement, providers need to find a way to successfully work around the uncertainty.

Download this whitepaper to learn:

  • How to turn the challenges of consumerism into opportunities.
  • How to create a flexible, personalized payment experience.
  • How to engage patients across multiple channels.

Source: Waystar
High deductible health plans (HDHPs) have shifted the already-complex payer reimbursement burden onto the shoulders of consumers who are unprepared to bear it.

Consumers, on the one hand, need increased support to understand their bills and figure out how to pay them. On the other hand, patients with more skin in the game are becoming more demanding about the quality of their customer experience.

These changes necessitate a new patient payment model that focuses on delivering convenience and clear communication to patients, driving both quicker payments and increased patient satisfaction.

Download this whitepaper to learn:

  • The current state of patient collections, with data
  • How to help patients take charge of their new responsibility
  • How to identify hidden coverage
  • How to increase the likelihood of quick, easy payment

Source: Optum
The economic landscape of the healthcare market has been forever altered by the COVID-19 crisis. Existing challenges have intensified, and the pace of change is accelerating, raising the bar for organizations to adapt strategically and quickly.

Download the e-book to learn more about how health leaders can ready their organization for growth with forward-thinking strategies that include:

  • Meeting the consumer on their terms
  • Adapting to new competition
  • The growing role of strategic partnerships
  • Mastering the new indicators of growth
  • Tracking the spend of the health care dollar

Source: IngeniousMed
Operating health systems and physician practices has always been hard, but COVID-19 has created extraordinary profitability challenges in 2020. Lower volumes, changing case and payer mixes and greater operating margin anxiety make revenue optimization more essential than ever.

We asked physician management and healthcare organization leaders to share their strategies for overcoming the considerable challenges of this altered landscape. They offer 10 strategies for using data and analytics to better manage capacity, coordinate care and optimize revenues, including:

  • Tracking real-time practice COVID-19 volumes
  • Managing productivity and modifying physician incentive compensation
  • Capturing charges efficiently and accurately at the point of care
  • Improving throughput across the continuum

The white paper features expert views from:

  • Dennis Deruelle, MD – Executive Director of Hospital Medicine, American Physician Partners
  • Andrea Funk, RN, MEd, CPHQ – Vice President of Integrated Acute Care Operations, US Acute Care Solutions
  • Derick D. Perkins – Founder and Managing Partner, Metis Advisors LLC

Source: Halo Health
COVID-19 has pushed healthcare delivery beyond its breaking point, heightening the urgent need for accelerated patient care, improved clinical efficiencies and secure clinical communication with real-time critical patient updates.

Before the arrival of COVID-19, specific environmental trends were challenging the healthcare industry, such as acquisitions of smaller health systems by larger health systems, clinician shortages and burnout. These trends had already created an urgent demand for clinical communication platforms (CCP) that would work securely across growing networks of diverse care provider organizations. The arrival of COVID-19 has applied untold new pressures to already strained systems.

In this white paper, you will learn about:

  • The impact and cost of COVID-19 on healthcare
  • How clinical collaboration platforms improved communication during COVID-19
  • Where you will see cost savings from leveraging clinical collaboration platforms
  • What to look for in a clinical collaboration platform in order to achieve savings
  • How clinical collaboration platforms can help your organization increase efficiency and achieve return on investment

Clinical
Source: Smith Nephew
More than 6 million Americans suffer from chronic wounds and the problem isn't going away. Pain can become a vicious cycle for patients, leading to stress and anxiety, which can stall healing.

  Becker's Hospital Review spoke with two wound care experts about advances in negative pressure wound therapy and how these innovations may help dramatically improve both clinical outcomes and the patient experience:  
  • Amanda Loney, BScN, RN, wound, ostomy and continence consultant, Bayshore Home Care Solutions, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 
  • Abbé Benoit, BSN, RN, clinical resource specialist, Smith+Nephew
  Key learnings:

  • How pain has a direct effect on the healing process
  • How to determine when negative pressure wound therapy is appropriate
  • How negative pressure wound therapy solutions can help to improve the patient experience
  • How best practices can include use of both traditional and single use negative pressure wound therapy


Source: Smith Nephew
Healthcare staff are overburdened amid persistent workforce shortages and growing to-do lists. As a result, on-time patient turning often falls by the wayside, leading to increases in pressure injuries.

A single pressure injury can cost hospitals more than $21,000 and often prolong patients' length of stay, among other unwanted outcomes. This report outlines how Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville achieved a 67 percent reduction in hospital-acquired pressure injuries and a $500,000 return on investment after piloting a new system to remind employees of turning times.

Key learnings: 

  • The burden of hospital-acquired pressure injuries
  • Key challenges in preventing the complication
  • Best practices for implementing a sustainable pressure injury prevention program from Mayo Clinic Florida

 

Source: AdventHealth
In 2019, AdventHealth began laying the groundwork for a comprehensive genomics and personalized health program. Today, the Central Florida-based health system offers patients comprehensive genomics testing, analysis, interpretation and genetic counseling services.

This paper describes AdventHealth's approach to genomics and personalized health from both a strategic and programmatic standpoint. It includes underlying principles, lessons learned and a perspective on the future of therapeutic development.


Learning points: 

  • Identifying focus areas in genomics related to clinical utility
  • Leveraging strategic partnerships to accelerate clinical deployment and care improvement
  • Connecting genomic data with clinical data to create value from a research, discovery and data science perspective

Source: TRIMEDX
In a typical healthcare facility, hidden pockets of waste hinder operations, patient safety, and profits. Much of that waste stems from mobile medical equipment. Altogether, MME exceeds 90 percent of all clinical assets in a hospital, ranging from IV pumps to enteral feeding pumps, fluid warmers and more. Inefficiencies in the management of MME can pose infection risks for patients, waste employees' time, and cost healthcare systems' money.

Learn how Catholic Health System in Buffalo, N.Y., eliminated waste and cut these risks by leveraging an MME management program. This case study outlines how the health system used data to track equipment and accurately forecast utilization needs to ensure the right equipment was clean and ready for use when and where it was needed.

Key learning points:

  • The improvements Catholic Health System saw in equipment utilization, cleanliness, and safety
  • How the health system leveraged the program to increase staff satisfaction and face time with patients
  • Lessons learned for successful adoption of an MME management system

Source: Dispatch Health

Tailwinds from innovation in new care delivery models, streamlined technology, and a commitment to right-sizing healthcare spending have helped make a case for serving high-acuity patients at home. In-home care models complement facility-based care delivery by extending the reach to underserved or hard-to-reach populations in their communities.   As several forward-thinking health system leaders have found, partnering to provide high acuity care to patients in their homes has fast-tracked the ability to meet evolving consumer expectations. While at the same time helping to manage workforce challenges and capacity issues while protecting profit margins.

In this white paper, learn how innovative collaborations extend the system's service lines by serving high-acuity patients at home to achieve:  
  • A Hedge Against Workforce Challenges and Margin Compression
  • A More Cost-Effective Pathway, Solving for Repetitive Readmissions
  • Appeal with Post-Covid Consumer Expectations

Source: Elsevier
Patients can't get the right treatment without first being accurately diagnosed. But sometimes coming to an accurate diagnosis is challenging given clinician time constraints and the overwhelming amount of medical knowledge available. Diagnostic errors and delays impact everyone involved including healthcare leaders, clinicians and patients.


In this whitepaper, learn more about:
  • Causes of diagnostic errors and delays
  • Impacts of misdiagnosis
  • How to help your staff be well equipped to accurately diagnose patients

Source: PatientBond
Hospitals and health systems have access to a wealth of patient data, but market research is critical for interpreting that data from a patient’s point of view.

Central to insight-driven efforts is a consumer science known as psychographics that pertains to people’s attitudes, beliefs, values and personalities. It gets to the heart of consumers' motivations, priorities and communication preferences.

Experienced healthcare leaders know that being consumer-centric is more than shifting costs and granting patients more choice and options in their care. Consumerism means delighting patients and surpassing their expectations with personalized experiences so they want to come back when the time comes in which a hospital is needed.

Psychographics have been used for decades by consumer products manufacturers and retailers, which has conditioned consumers to have higher expectations regarding products and services. Healthcare leaders must learn to take a page or two from the "consumer playbook" and develop strategies that are informed by deep consumer insights.

This report covers:

 
  • The first Moment of Truth, when the healthcare consumer is "shopping" for a hospital and is making a decision on where to receive care services.
  • The second Moment of Truth, when the healthcare consumer experiences the hospital’s services.
  • Touchpoints that strengthen or detract from that brand experience.



Source: Cardinal Facial Protection
Masking emerged as a key tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 early in the pandemic. While some hospitals have loosened facial covering rules amid periods of low community transmission, experts predict that masking will remain a permanent fixture in many clinical settings long after COVID-19's immediate threat wanes.

These eight must-read Becker's articles offer the latest updates on masking in the era of COVID-19, from both an infection control and supply chain perspective. Readings include:

The value of wearing a mask when others don’t
Why did flu, COVID-19 ‘twindemic’ never happen? 1 explanation
How 4 systems keep supply issues from affecting care



Source: Exact Sciences
The cancer continuum is complex and often full of disconnected processes. From prevention and screening to diagnosis and therapy selection, helping patients and providers adhere to testing recommendations and access complete care is key to improving patient, provider, financial, and quality outcomes. Currently about 70% of cancers do not have a recommend screening method, but through innovations in screening and health information technology, outcomes can be improved. A key component of this comprehensive approach is the delivery of personalized medicine no matter where patients are in their cancer journey.

To unlock the power of personalized medicine, stakeholders such as health systems, industry leaders, payers, and policymakers must work together to streamline system workflow processes and empower patients and providers. Discover how health systems can collaborate with industry to continue improving cancer diagnostics and seamlessly integrate these advancements into patient care protocols.



Source: Smith + Nephew
This meta-analysis tracks results across eight studies covering more than 34,711 patients, 19,136 of whom were monitored using the LEAF◊ Patient Monitoring System.

  • See the huge impact the system made on protocol adherence and incidence of pressure injuries.
  • 1 randomized controlled trial
  • 7 conference abstracts
  • Study results included both clinical and health economic data

The LEAF System combines wearable patient sensors with a user interface, offering:

  • Personalized care for each patient
  • Digital turn reminders (in room and at the nurses’ station)
  • Confirmation that patient turns have sufficiently offloaded pressure
  • Automatically generated reports that can be used for root cause analysis

Source: Optum
Health leaders and millions of Americans are feeling the disconnect in healthcare. Now is the time to create a holistic care approach that incorporates all facets of physical, mental, social and prescription health.

This whitepaper uncovers insights and actions leaders can implement to surround individuals with a holistic care ecosystem — one designed to address seen and unseen drivers of health.

Explore how to:

Seize the moment for a holistic approach
Embrace a people-first plan
Connect community and key partners
Connect care in meaningful ways
Align information, resources and incentives

Source: Mobile Heartbeat
Discover what it takes to implement a clinical communication and collaboration solution from project kickoff through installation and going live.

This guide, from Mobile Heartbeat, will take you step-by-step through the finer points of the implementation process so your clinical and operational teams are fully prepared and equipped with the necessary information for a successful deployment.

Guide topics include:

Understand the phases of implementation
How to align goals and objectives for successful implementation
Finding the right clinical communication and collaboration solution to meet your organizations needs

Source: Capsule Technologies
Hospitals are fighting an ongoing battle against unrecognized patient deterioration, alarm fatigue, opioid-induced respiratory depression, sepsis, unplanned extubation and other preventable conditions. In this whitepaper, we will review the scope of these patient safety matters, inadequacies of current practices, the emergence of clinical surveillance and a strategy to implement continuous clinical surveillance that helps enhance patient safety and outcomes.

Key points that readers will learn include:

  • The clinical and financial impact of alarm fatigue and these adverse patient conditions
  • How continuous clinical surveillance is different from patient monitoring and alarm management and focuses on mitigating non-clinically actionable alerts and notifications
  • Published results that hospitals have achieved with continuous clinical surveillance

Dental
Source: DentalMonitoring
DentalMonitoring’s AI-driven remote monitoring system for orthodontists and dentists is an essential tool in the modern practice. Our innovative digital solution helps practices grow, improves the quality of provider care and creates a convenient patient experience.

Key points of interest:

  • Embrace dynamic scheduling to optimize your workflow
  • Improve clinical control and safety by using data and analytics
  • Improved communication with patients leads to improved treatment outcomes

Source: DentalRobot
Today's most significant business operation problem in dental offices is repetitive, consistent, and boring manual processes and tasks. DentalRobot solves this problem with its proprietary automation platform specially designed for dental practices, and its unique approach of Pre-Built Robots and Automated Workflows.

Regardless of how you built the processes in your DSO, MSO, or Group, DentalRobot provides a custom-fit automation solution that matches your current context and vision for operations and growth. We understand each specialty and its journey. We impact your organization's outcomes by rapidly automating every process from insurance verification or EOB posting to Accelerated Patient Scheduling or Customized Treatment Plan Follow-Ups.

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