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: Carlsmed

At least 1.6 million U.S. adults seek treatment for spinal deformities every year.

The Rationale for Personalized Interbody Devices is a literature review of published research about the potential benefits of patient specific interbody devices. Over 30 studies describe the benefits related to personalized geometry and endplate fit, which may help surgeons achieve sagittal and coronal alignment goals more reliably.

1. Personalized geometry and fit may help surgeons more reliably achieve optimal alignment, which is the most significant predictor of improved clinical outcomes in surgery to correct spinal malalignment.
2. Compared to non-personalized cage designs, personalized interbody cages reduced endplate stress, increased contact area for bone graft loading, lowered stress on posterior rods and caused a lower stress increase on adjacent levels.
3. Endplate conforming cages provided comparable clinical results and fusion rates in comparison to the traditional cage but with decreased postoperative subsidence and a lower severity of subsidence-related neck pain in follow-up.


Source: Cardinal
McLaren Health Care standardized their non-acute supply chain with Cardinal Health’s support. This case study shows how a whole system approach to supply chain, paired with the right leadership, communication and distribution partner, leads to an efficient protocol with continuous improvement.

Discover how you can transform your own supply chain strategy with these non-acute best practices and key learnings, including the use of data and increased visibility. Read this case study to learn more.


Payer
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

Source: Zelis
Healthcare has never been static — both the practice of medicine and models of care have constantly evolved. However, advancements in technology and the COVID-19 pandemic may have brought the industry to an inflection point. In this moment, health plans are uniquely positioned to drive healthcare transformation.

This collection of 10 articles touch on the significant challenges and opportunities health plans face in this transformative moment. Topics include the state of Medicare Advantage markets, population health and regulatory policy.

Healthcare transformation is here. These articles offer an overview of where the industry is and where it might be headed.

Source: ProviderTrust
Across most payer organizations, provider network data is gathered and utilized in silos. Workflow inefficiencies and data inaccuracies across departments are likely costing your organization millions of dollars each year.

Ongoing exclusion monitoring and license verification doesn’t have to be a manual, costly burden. Centralized provider eligibility and monitoring intelligence ensures data insights exist where stakeholders need it most - and empowers efficient communication across teams. Discover the benefits of one powerful platform with a flexible API that breaks down silos — improving quality of care for your members and reducing both medical and administrative spends for your organization.

Download this white paper to learn about:

The benefits of centralizing provider data in one platform
Advantages of continuous provider monitoring
Alleviating gaps in your compliance program with a population-specific workflow design

Source: Zelis
Healthcare has never been static — both the practice of medicine and models of care have constantly evolved. However, advancements in technology and the COVID-19 pandemic may have brought the industry to an inflection point. In this moment, health plans are uniquely positioned to drive healthcare transformation.

This collection of 10 articles touch on the significant challenges and opportunities health plans face in this transformative moment. Topics include the state of Medicare Advantage markets, population health and regulatory policy.

Healthcare transformation is here. These articles offer an overview of where the industry is and where it might be headed.

Process Improvement
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: Phlow
Pediatric essential medicines necessary to sustain life and combat disease have reached critical shortage levels over the last year, leading to disproportionate workloads and high costs at hospitals, and safety risks for patients. Now, children's hospitals are collaborating to tackle the issue.

The Children's Hospital Coalition collaborates with Phlow and children’s hospitals across the nation to prioritize which essential medicines are of most need, and eventually plans to develop novel pediatric essential medicines. Read this 3-page report to learn how children’s hospitals are currently managing pediatric medicine shortages and their efforts to prevent new ones.

Key learning points:

How children's hospitals are handling current essential medicine shortages and mitigating risks for patients
The action items the Children's Hospital Coalition is working on to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of high-quality medicines
Efforts to prevent future medicine shortages


Source: Conductiv

To accomplish purchased services goals, meaningful change is not achieved one contract at a time. Effective initiatives require a strategic, programmatic approach. Start with where your organization lies on the maturity continuum.

With excerpts from the new book Significant Figures: A Practical Guide to Unprecedented Cost Savings in Purchased Services, you'll have access to:

10 metrics of the Purchased Services Program Maturity Continuum assessment
6 strategic opportunities and actions to strengthen purchased services resiliency
5 traits of successful programs

Source: Trusted Health
Healthcare In recent news, top-tiered health systems have highlighted the launch of their own internal travel programs to offer competitive, flexible work options for their front-line nurses that also provides a cost effective alternative to expensive contract labor use. These innovative and cutting edge flexible workforce programs are absoluting necessary for health systems to build in the days ahead to stay competitive and fiscally responsible. However, the build and effective launch of these programs can be very challenging for health systems to operationalize due to competing priorities and limited time and resources. This comprehensive guide takes the guesswork out of how to build and launch an internal agency, and walks you through step-by-step design principles, the workforce segments for the program, and key factors for launch and sustainability. You don't need to spend hours designing the framework, we have it for you to make this program a reality for your health system.


Defines what an internal agency is and the benefits of the program for both the front-line nurse and health system
Provides a comprehensive overview on how health systems can build and launch their own internal travel program from start to finish
Identifies workforce segments that may be interested in joining an internal travel program
Explains the necessary workforce technology capabilities needed to efficiently operationalize the program

Source: Notable
Call centers are often the front door to a health system – but are they working? The combination of rising consumer expectations and staffing shortages is challenging the centrality of this engagement methodology. As hospitals, health systems, and physician groups aim to overhaul their consumer experience and mitigate persistent staffing shortages, many are looking to automation as a long-term solution.

This whitepaper describes the role intelligent automation plays in solving call center staffing and modernizing consumer engagement.

Download the whitepaper to learn:

Why today’s call center-centric model doesn’t work for consumers
How intelligent automation empowers consumers to register and schedule appointments at their convenience– without phone calls
Why provider organizations like Austin Regional Clinic have chosen to modernize patient experiences with touchless registration

Source: Lumeon
Traditional care coordination is broken. It's labor-intensive, expensive, highly variable across care teams and settings, and it doesn't scale. A new approach is needed to help health systems quickly transform and scale care delivery, free up the capacity of overwhelmed staff and improve patient experience and outcomes. Here's a simple and straightforward guide to "care orchestration" — a new approach to automating care coordination.

Learning points:

  • Explore the benefits of automation and the essential capabilities required for care orchestration
  • Review business case results and consider example starting points for automated care coordination workflow in your organization
  • Learn how to implement orchestration with confidence

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: 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: LeanTaaS
The last two-plus years in healthcare have been rife with disruption. Every healthcare organization has had to navigate the effects of profound change. Recent financial trends have been particularly challenging. Fiscal pressure created by COVID-19 and compounded by critical staff shortages mean that health systems must do more with less.

Specifically, in the face of rising demand and limited resources, healthcare organizations must unlock capacity by improving their utilization of critical, scarce resources like operating rooms, infusion chairs and inpatient beds. The keys to unlocking this capacity include the use of data, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and artificial intelligence to generate hard ROI during these challenging times.

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: Zipnosis
The Asynchronous Telemedicine Guide is a comprehensive resource for everything healthcare professionals need to know about asynchronous telemedicine.

With 15 years of experience in asynchronous care behind us, we've found it to be the solution to the biggest challenges facing healthcare:

  • Staffing shortages
  • Provider burnout
  • Delayed and avoided care
  • Consumerism
  • Health equity
  • Expanding access

Health systems that are serious about solving these problems must venture outside traditional modes of care to prioritize patients and providers.

This guide also includes COVID-19: The Largest Case Study on Async.

Learning Objectives:

  • How asynchronous telemedicine improves patient experience and loyalty by offering convenience and reduced costs, resulting in newly acquired patients and downstream revenue
  • How asynchronous intelligent interviews improve clinical efficiency and directly solve for delayed and avoided care by increasing productivity by 56 percent
  • How asynchronous virtual care improves access and health equity for rural, disadvantaged and non-English-speaking populations

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: VitelNet
Among the many maternal health challenges facing the U.S., some are high-risk pregnancies, barriers to proper care, gaps in the prenatal to postnatal care cycle, and glaring disparities in mortality and morbidity rates among key populations. Leading factors in maternal deaths are clinician, facility and systems factors, according to the CDC. Some of these factors include inadequate training, missed or delayed diagnosis of complications, poor communication and a lack of coordination between clinicians. These issues are further exacerbated by a continued shortage in resources and a siloed approach to maternity care that leaves patient populations increasingly vulnerable.

Recent advancements in technology and telehealth protocols have the potential to transform traditional maternity care. With proper integration, virtual care can start immediately addressing the leading factors in maternal deaths as identified by the CDC.

As we conducted research to bring together the ideas and concepts for this whitepaper, our team pulled information from recent healthcare news as well as interviewed a series of telehealth specialists, maternity care providers, and women who recently experienced high-risk pregnancies. As a telehealth solution provider, we are actively looking for ways to increase access to care, improve patient outcomes, manage healthcare costs and address gaps that have long created barriers in healthcare. Together we have created the potential for solutions that can almost immediately address the challenges facing present and future families in the U.S.

Augmenting Traditional Maternity Care with Virtual Care:

Close gaps in the care cycle from prenatal to postnatal and newborn care
Increase collaboration between healthcare providers to help identify and mitigate high-risk pregnancy conditions
Streamline provider collaboration while reducing cost of care for patients and providers


Source: Amwell

MU Health Care, an academic medical center in Columbia, Mo., recently completed an enterprisewide rollout of Amwell’s Converge platform to help achieve its vision of a centralized virtual care model. Through this rollout, the health system improved the patient, provider, and staff experience through features like build-in interpreter services, and the ability to launch a visit directly from the EHR.

In this case study, learn how MU Health Care:

Streamlined and centralized virtual care and deployed it across 35 primary and specialty care locations
Prioritized program features critical to patient, provider, and staff success
Simplified the patient experience by eliminating the need for app downloads and logins
Replicated in-person workflows using a virtual rooming workflow

Source: Cox Prosight
Healthcare has never been static. Transformation and disruption have always informed the business and clinical execution of care delivery. However, in what may be the waning days of a once-in-a-century public health crisis, most industry experts and lay observers would likely agree that healthcare transformation has reached an inflection point.

Real-time location services (RTLS) are an important component of smart hospitals. RTLS technology powered by internet-of-things connectivity can accurately determine the location of people and assets throughout a hospital facility. The benefits of this technology extend from the obvious to the inconspicuous. While asset tracking may be the most common use case, RTLS can also address environmental monitoring, staff safety, hand hygiene compliance and wayfinding challenges as well.

By providing hyper-accurate tracking and monitoring solutions, RTLS technology can help mitigate these challenges.

 

This report covers:

Integrating RTLS into existing systems
The cost of maintaining legacy RTLS systems
How RTLS can improve the patient experience
Choosing the right platform

Source: Olive

In the healthcare industry, the problem of employee burnout has been a major challenge for years. Addressing this challenge has only become more urgent amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The boom of systems and technology has helped the healthcare industry improve efficiency but also has been a major contributor to provider stress and exhaustion. Siloed information systems and limited connectivity mean clinicians have become human data routers, searching for
relevant information to conduct their work and manually moving information from one system to another.

Download this white paper to learn about initiatives at Olive, the automation company:

Olive is creating the Internet of Healthcare to connect disjointed systems, reduce administrative burden and unleash $1 trillion in healthcare costs.
Olive is providing health systems with state-of-the-art automation technology, growing its partner network to further connected solutions and investing in the enhancement of interoperability and intelligence.
The platform provides leaders at health systems and hospitals with critical tools and capabilities to realize their success, including automations, services, APIs, intelligence through an extensive graph database, semantic interoperability and many more.
The platform provides healthcare technology partners with tools to accelerate build times while reducing the cost of customer acquisition and increasing speed to market.

Source: Cardinal Acute
For years, the operational environment for healthcare supply chain leaders has been anything but easy. Prior to COVID-19, health systems chased every penny in their quest for greater efficiencies — and offshoring was the name of the game.
Then everything changed in 2020, and the supply chain was tested even further. Now, the healthcare sector is reexamining how to build greater flexibility into supply chains while preserving efficiency and adjusting to additional shocks to the system.

Recently, Becker’s Hospital Review gathered health system leaders for panel discussions on the current state of the healthcare supply chain as part of a Supply Chain Forum, which was sponsored by Cardinal Health. Learn how Unity Point Health, Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic turned to new technology and a solid new strategy to identify and solve supply chain issues. It all centers on reimagining the supply chain and optimizing competing priorities such as safety, quality, cost and access to products.

Source: KitCheck
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the healthcare industry in many ways, from an increased adoption of technology to a switch in new vendors for services. But how has the pharmacy kit and tray management space been affected?

Becker's Hospital Review conducted an online survey among practitioners to learn more about the current state of kit and tray management.

Here are five key takeaways:

1. Kit Check is overwhelmingly seen as the industry-leading vendor for kit and tray management.
2. Respondents see multiple opportunities for technologies to improve medication management.
3. A minority of health systems represented in the survey are currently using kit and tray management vendors.
4. The primary reasons that a hospital system would consider a new vendor are system standardization and problems with a current vendor.
5. When researching new vendors, traditional methods remain most important.

Source: Waystar
The challenges facing today’s healthcare finance leaders are to improve financial performance and operational efficiency amid rising labor costs and shrinking margins. It sounds straightforward but these leaders and their teams must find new ways to do more with less.

Technology solutions powered by artificial intelligence can help close the gap between what’s expected and what’s achievable.

But a recent industry survey found that a disconnect between the perceived value of digital revenue cycle management tools powered by AI and robotic process automation (RPA) is a barrier when adopting such emerging tech.

Still, about half of leading health systems report they plan to invest in such revenue cycle management tools within the next three years to improve financial performance.

The survey findings were recently released by Waystar and The Health Management Academy, which works with leading health systems and industry partners to identify barriers and opportunities in the sector, representing 150 of the largest health systems in the industry.

Here's what we know: Hospitals that use the technology, value it.

Currently, 6% to 28% of those surveyed report using AI and RPA for front-end, mid-cycle and back-end rev cycle management. Of these, 82% said they adopted the tools to improve financial performance.

Overall, health systems currently using AI and RPA report higher satisfaction with revenue cycle management processes than those that are not using or only considering the rollout of such tools.

This E-book comprises seven reports on the adoption and benefits of AI and RPA that are instrumental to any healthcare team.

Here's what you'll learn:

The No. 1 obstacle to hospital innovation
12 signs it's time to switch clearinghouses
Doing more with less in your revenue cycle
How to increase revenue with coverage detection

Source: West Monroe
Today's healthcare is a world of blended experiences. Leading health systems recognize delivering a positive patient experience requires a delicate balance between the digital and physical realms.

During a roundtable session sponsored by West Monroe at Becker’s Hospital Review’s 12th Annual Meeting in Chicago, Hugh Ma, partner at West Monroe, facilitated a discussion among healthcare executives about how digital health's advancement depends on organizations’ abilities to reinvent their operating models. This report is based on their conversation.

Source: Securelink
Healthcare's largest attack vector is unsecured remote access. It is now the top-targeted industry and unsecured remote access is quickly becoming the main attack vector. This has led healthcare organizations and associated businesses to believe they are more vulnerable than other industries. In the Ultimate Guide to Third-Party Remote Access: Healthcare, gain insight about risks associated with third-party remote access and learn to provide access without compromise.


Learning Points:

  • Learn about unique third-party remote access risks to the healthcare industry - Better understand industry compliance
  • Protect access credentials and permissions
  • Evaluate compliance using our HIPAA and HITECH checklist

Source: Salesforce
For Novartis, Salesforce had everything it sought in a tech partner to step up patient engagement, at scale and fast. That includes a modern architecture that fits with existing systems; minimal coding, and 88% configurability.

IDC Research reveals the rollout of Health Cloud in Latin America and Canada saw:

3x faster setup for new care plan templates
10% gain in territorial reach
20% drop in enrollment time
Several new loyalty programs, up from just one

Source: NTT DATA
The hospital at home care model is poised to break out into the mainstream. From its cost-effectiveness to its ability to improve outcomes and satisfaction for both patients and clinicians, the hospital at home model is the perfect solution for rising hospital costs.

However, a wide range of technical, operational and regulatory challenges make it difficult for many healthcare organizations to properly implement home-care models. In this whitepaper by NTT DATA, you will learn:

Why hospital at home is a fast-rising model for value-based healthcare
The benefits and obstacles of a hospital at home system
The best way to implement a hospital at home solution within your organization


Source: LexisNexis
The move toward digitization in healthcare has led to the proliferation of health data. Although organizations now have access to better data on their patients, it is imperative they keep the data within patient records complete, accurate, and up to date to protect their patients while also ensuring that their records are properly linked.

Accurate data matching has been a long-time problem in the healthcare industry. The promotion of interoperability exacerbates that problem by creating duplicate and mismatched records if organizations do not have the ability to see through sparse data.

This report is based on an executive roundtable from Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) and the healthcare business of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, where experts discussed and shared insights on how their organizations plan on complying with evolving interoperability regulations, while addressing the impacts that it will have on their ability to balance customer experience and data security.

Source: Notable Health
In the era of consumerism and workforce crises, health system growth is dependent on earning patient loyalty and increasing staff engagement. These strategic priorities can mean the difference between organizations that continue serving their communities for decades to come and those that are forced to consolidate or close. Self-scheduling is not just a nice to have – it is a need to have.

Patient self-scheduling can be a strategic lever for organizations to move from patient leakage to keepage at any point in the patient journey. However, the ROI for previous scheduling investments has been constrained by a myopic focus on the experience of one stakeholder group – be it patients, providers, or staff – and the exclusion of others.

It’s time for leaders to take a closer look at why their status quo scheduling processes have fallen short of expectations – and how they can unlock growth goals with self-scheduling.

Readers will learn:

How to empower providers to open their schedules with confidence, free staff from the administrative burden of managing scheduling requests, and proactively nudge patients to schedule recommended care
How to accurately assess the real benefits and potential pitfalls of self-scheduling solutions
Why a leading health system replaced their patient portal with self-scheduling, garnering a 96% patient satisfaction rating

Source: Healthcare IT Leaders
 With Epic Systems at the center of your patient care strategy, you want to hire the best to build and operate your software. But where do you find them, what should you pay them and how can you retain them?

This whitepaper offers tips from leading Epic organizations such as NYC Health + Hospitals and Optum to help you:
Build an Epic hiring plan
Benchmark Epic salaries
Recruit tough-to-fill Epic roles
Navigate remote work challenges


Source: DocuSign
In today’s competitive recruiting market, healthcare organizations and staffing companies need to hire and onboard the best professionals while being nimble and efficient. Investing in digital healthcare tools will save you time and cut costs while delighting your candidates and improving your security and compliance.

Get this report and discover the top five use cases for digital healthcare staffing.

Applicant tracking systems (ATS)
Offer letters
Credentialing
Contracts
Onboarding

Please fill out the form to download the whitepaper.

 

Source: Olympus CELERIS
The site of care for many ear, nose and throat procedures is shifting from the hospital to outpatient settings. While physicians see advantages to moving procedures out of the hospital environment, they are also grappling with the rising costs of practicing otolaryngology and performing procedures in an office setting.

As this shift occurs, many physicians are seeking new innovations to reduce costs, perform at a higher level and offer care to larger numbers of patients.

This whitepaper features insights from three leading otolaryngologists about the challenges
facing their practices and how they're adopting a new, single-use approach to microdebridement to create a positive clinician and patient experience.

Key takeaways:

  • Challenges and opportunities of shifting ENT procedures to the office
  • How single-use microdebriders can expand the scope of ENT care delivered in-office and reduce cost of care

Source: Amwell
The U.S. is in the middle of widespread mental health crisis and there isn't enough help to go around. Nearly 40 percent of the country's population lives in a mental health professional shortage area. It's time for healthcare leaders to think differently about how these patients receive care.

Combining in-person, virtual and automated care to not only strengthen the patient experience but deliver better care with improved outcomes. Take a walk through a patient journey and see how care modalities are combined to create a seamless user experience within acute and outpatient settings, all the way to automated and virtual care in the home.

In this infographic you will walk through one patient’s behavioral health journey as they:

• Receive acute psychiatry care in the emergency department and in-patient unit
• Are entered into a virtual outpatient program
• Enter maintenance mode, including therapy at home, coaching, and self-directed care
• Trigger an escalation from automated to virtual care

Source: Salesforce
Healthcare organizations often struggle with data integration. It can be difficult to harmonize different sources and categories of data, adhere to rigid compliance requirements related to patient privacy, and manage the sheer volume and velocity of data growth.

However, data integration is more important than ever in healthcare, especially for marketers, who are looking to move away from relying on second- and third-party aggregated data to select target audiences. In the age of personalized, organic customer experiences, healthcare marketers are aiming to make their outreach strategies more individualized.

During a Becker’s webinar held in January and sponsored by Salesforce, data integration experts discussed the importance of having a HIPAA/GDPR-compliant customer data platform for driving more personalized engagement.

Download the whitepaper to learn how customer data platforms ​​help meet evolving marketing and user engagement needs by:

  • Delivering on expectations for personalization
  • Ensuring privacy
  • Providing trusted, compliant communication

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: 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: Optum
The health care system continues to rapidly transform. COVID-19 spurred billions of investment dollars in research, vaccine distribution, digital infrastructure and virtual care. Consumer expectations are also shifting.

Leaders are now exploring the need for scalable, innovative alternatives to succeed. But they also must contain costs. With data from more than 150 health plan, provider, employer, life science and government leaders, plus insights from industry experts, this research report checks in on:

  • Health care's greatest challenges
  • Priorities for a sustainable health care system
  • What progress has been achieved
  • Near-term investment priorities

Source: Waystar
Each year, approximately 45 percent of Americans plan to change their coverage level, which has a cascading effect on their benefits, in- and out-of-network options and transparency into their patient financial responsibility.

All of these changes expose healthcare providers to potential front-end errors that can ultimately result in higher denial risk or non-payment from patients. Furthermore, as employees change jobs at a record pace and float in and out of exchanges, it's easy to see why accurate eligibility verification remains elusive for many providers.

In addition to patients changing plans, payers are continually updating member rosters and benefit databases. Payers have shifted much of the member experience and relevant benefit information to online payer portals, which leaves providers to rely on disjointed sources of information and outdated EDI solutions. What’s more, each payer approaches this differently despite established standards-based bodies like CAQH.

Today, it’s not just about whether a patient has coverage. Eligibility is based on specific benefit levels (i.e., copays, coinsurance), in- and out-of-network determination, authorization and deductible/out of pocket information for a specific care episode. It’s not surprising that front-end staff sometimes get it wrong.

What's inside:
Why eligibility is no longer a commodity and what providers must have to ensure eligibility is accurate
A real example of payer analysis
How providers are using purpose-built automation to do less manual work and still get more (and better) benefit rules coverage, and therefore estimation accuracy
Examples of provider use-cases with results

Source: Mastercard
Healthcare fraud schemes can do major harm to hospitals, patients and payers. Healthcare fraud schemes are becoming increasingly complex, and many cannot be detected by current payment integrity solutions or manual investigation. Industry experts understand that healthcare fraud schemes will continue to become more sophisticated.

Healthcare technology leaders must take action to modernize fraud protection. If they don't, the industry will continue to fall prey to many more of these schemes.

This two-part guide offers insights into emerging best practices in fraud protection. Key learnings include:

  • An overview of the healthcare fraud landscape
  • A snapshot of a real-world fraud case
  • An examination of the role technology plays in both fraud protection and fraud susceptibility

Source: Multiview Financial
As James River Home Healthcare service offerings evolved from their early beginnings, reporting on different business functions became a challenge. The CFO was inundated with exporting, revising and re-importing spreadsheets, just to get a baseline of how the organization was performing financially. Like most growing health organizations, James River Home Healthcare had built strong financial processes for a small organization. Procedures needed to evolve. Read about how James River Home Healthcare created consistency and speed in reporting and access to data by implementing a new ERP.

Source: CommerceHealthcare
Technology is transforming the business and delivery of healthcare. This transformation has the potential to make the lives of clinicians, finance teams, administrators and patients easier.

This report is based on emerging data and examines the state of innovation in healthcare. The report also identifies specific innovation enablers and details the three pillars necessary for crafting a successful digital transformation strategy.

Additional learnings include:

  • Five technologies driving innovation in healthcare finance
  • Four benefits of system integration

Source: R1 RCM
Hospitals and health systems are operating in a new healthcare environment where market pressures and changing federal policy is leaving little room for errors. A standardized and integrated RCM strategy can drive a health system's financial performance and minimize administrative burdens.

This white paper from R1 RCM will offer best practices to help health systems jump-start their financial recovery efforts. You will learn how implementing standardized processes, automation-driven technology and transparency allows hospitals to thrive financially.

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: 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: Ambu
Now more than ever, health systems and regulators have had to heighten their focus on infection control and patient safety. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a life-saving endoscopic procedure used for pancreatic cancer patients, but there is often a risk of infection when choosing what type of endoscope to use. These procedures are often performed using a duodenoscope, one of the most difficult medical devices to clean and disinfect.

In this new report from Ambu, you will learn how switching to single-use bronchoscopes can mitigate these risks of infections. Fifty-three percent of patients are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital with these devices.



Source: SCP Health
The emergency department sits at the nexus of hospital-based care and the outpatient world. It serves as a front door for the hospital, providing over 70 percent of all hospital admissions.

From the ED’s unique vantage point, it is clear there is an unaddressed Care Gap costing the U.S. health care system, and all its stakeholders, dearly. Many return ED visits are preventable and involve patients who may struggle to fill new prescriptions or follow a new care plan. A recent analysis of more than 1 million patient encounters at 300 EDs nationwide found that 50 percent of hospitalizations occurred within 7.5 days of an ED discharge.

In this white paper, Randy Pilgrim, MD, FACEP, FAAFP, enterprise chief medical officer of SCP Health, identifies solutions and enumerates the benefits of narrowing and filling the Care Gap, including:

Improved patient outcomes
Decreased cost and risk
Increased capacity and optimized resources
Better performance in value-based models

Source: Cardinal Drapes

With surgical site infections (SSIs) accounting for about 20% of HAIs1, it is vital to prophylactically use products that can help prevent SSIs. In this article, we’ll explore:

The prevalence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)
Why infections occur
Current trends in infection prevention
Iodophor vs. chlorohexidine gluconate (CHG) use cases

Source: PointClickCare
Healthcare's workforce shortage crisis is poised to worsen. Early this year, USA Today reported that one in four healthcare workers are likely to leave the field in the near future. This is occurring in an industry where excessive workloads and burnout have become commonplace.

In healthcare, the stakes are high. Workforce shortages can translate into poor outcomes patients and intense psychological duress for nurses. Unless health system leaders find better ways to support clinicians, employee dissatisfaction, patient length of stay and the risk of missed care will increase. Leaders must pull all available strategic levers to help address these challenges. Technology can help.

This whitepaper examines strategies and tools to help mitigate the harm of critical staffing shortages. Key learnings include:

  • 4 ways to decrease length of stay and address the staffing crisis
  • How a seven-hospital health system reduced emergency department visits for high-utilizers by 20 percent
  • How to reduce the workloads of bedside providers

Source: Cardinal
Ensure your team is protected with the right PPE today.

There are many myths surrounding personal protective equipment (PPE) today. Work with trusted experts who have the industry knowledge to help keep your staff protected at every step of the way.

Download the infographic to discover the answers to important questions including:

  • When is PPE required in my facility?
  • Is one piece of PPE all that is needed?
  • Where can I get the PPE I need?

Source: Smith+Nephew
Staffing challenges mean it’s increasingly difficult to maintain on-time patient turning and prevent pressure injuries. Fortunately, the latest guidelines detail recommended prevention protocols and promote new technology that can remind staff of turning times.

In this paper, see:

Highlights of the guidelines in an easy-to-read format.
A comparison between auditory cueing and wireless patient monitoring technology.
A case study showing how wireless patient monitoring improved efficiency for nursing staff and significantly reduced HAPI incidence in a 145-bed general hospital.

The first patient monitoring system designed to aid pressure injury prevention protocols is the LEAF◊ Patient Monitoring System, which 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

Source: Accureg
KSB Hospital took a hard look at their patient access department and realized that the status quo had to go. Read this case study to learn how KSB prevented $800,000 per month in denied charges, saving the organization $20 million in revenue.

Using AccuReg EngageCare Provider for automated quality assurance, real-time eligibility and benefits verification, and price estimation and payments, KSB did the following:

  • Reduced denials from 21 percent to 7 percent
  • Prevented an average of $800,000 per month in denied charges—a savings of $20 million in revenue
  • Improved first-pass initial accuracy rates from 63 percent to 95 percent and final accuracy from 80 percent to 99 percent
  • Reduced staff turnover from 42 percent to 25 percent

Source: Vizient
Hospital leaders are reimagining traditional care models to maintain quality while mitigating a mounting workforce shortage. According to a recent Vizient study, remote monitoring programs are a trending solution for many hospitals, particularly in the form of virtual inpatient nursing.

Virtual nursing poses a variety of benefits for both clinicians and patients. This paper provides analysis and first-hand insight from prominent hospital systems that have successfully implemented this model. While these programs currently take place in an inpatient setting, opportunity exists to expand to outpatient and eventually home care as well, as research indicates sites of care will continue to shift toward these settings into the future.

This clinical whitepaper covers:

Survey results identify current and future trends in reimagining care delivery
The rise of the virtual nurse and how two hospitals implemented it differently
Shifts in site of care with growth in outpatient and hospital at home
Leveraging technology to reimagine who delivers care and how they deliver it

Please fill out the form to download the whitepaper.

Source: Quantum Health
Patients finally feel comfortable resuming routine healthcare. That's the good news. The bad news is clinicians already burnt out from the mental and physical stress of the COVID-19 pandemic are now up against more waves of patients being diagnosed with cancers and other conditions that could have been found and treated earlier had it not been for pandemic-related disruptions.

Download this report to learn more about the impacts of delayed care and how healthcare navigation can help.

Key learning points:

  • Timing matters — preventative care is critical to employees to maintain wellbeing and catch any underlying conditions early on
  • The effects care delays have on both patients and clinicians
  • Real-world examples of how healthcare navigation mitigates the effects of delayed care for patients.

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: Podium

Patients are craving more convenient ways to communicate with their healthcare providers. In fact, 96 percent of patient complaints are linked to poor communication or service by office staff and physicians, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Practice
Management.

Increasing demand for real-time communication is leading many dental practices to adopt text messaging instead of relying solely on phone calls, which can be frustrating and inefficient for patients. This whitepaper explores how dental practices can give patients the convenient communication they crave and features insights from Lisa Blair, COO of Inspire Dental Group in western New York.

Key learnings:

What patients want from their dental experience
5 strategies to meet new patient communication expectations

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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