Whitepapers - Now Available for Download


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

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Finance

Source: KeyBank

Determining the type of cyber insurance to purchase is no trivial matter. Cyberattacks targeted hospitals and health systems at an alarming pace in 2017 — nearly exceeding the rate of one breach per day.

This white paper helps healthcare leaders assess the cost-benefit of cyber insurance for their organization by reviewing the scope of cyberattacks in 2017, examining various cyber risks and coverage opportunities, and discussing key trends affecting insurance needs in the next three to five years.

Readers will learn:

  • Financial and intangible costs of
  • CyberattacksEvolving cyber vulnerabilities and key coverage areas
  • How appropriate insurance can support breach responses and cyber exposures

Click here to download this whitepaper.

Title: Uncover hidden patient coverage
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Source: Change Healthcare

How do you uncover reimbursement sources for patients presenting as self-pay?

New, stringent anti-phishing regulations prohibit traditional eligibility searches, but you can’t afford more accounts slipping into bad debt. Fortunately, advances in technology offer providers an aggressive, anti-phishing-compliant solution to quickly identify sources of reimbursement.

Download our paper and you’ll learn how providers are safely detecting undisclosed coverage, and recouping millions of dollars in reimbursement. In fact, providers using our Coverage Insight tool convert an average 8-17% of all accounts submitted from self-pay to insurance.

Click here to download this whitepaper.

Title: Missed Revenue, Compliance, Inefficiency: Greatest Revenue Cycle Pain Points & How to Solve Them
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Source: MediMobile

Revenue cycle leaders at physician organizations face two substantial challenges when it comes to ensuring hospital-based providers are paid appropriately and on time: collecting clinical documentation from a hospital and ensuring all  encounters are properly charged and billed. An automated charge-note reconciliation tool, properly implemented, supports revenue cycle leaders in finding professional charges many healthcare providers unknowingly fail to submit, recovering critical revenue for the organization.

Download the white paper to learn:

  • Operating inefficiencies in physician charge capture causing organizations to miss revenue opportunities.
  • How automated charge-note reconciliation supports revenue cycle and regulatory compliance.
  • Four key capabilities enhancing charge capture in MediMobile's platforms.

 Click here to download this whitepaper.

 
 

HIT

Title: How Low-Code Platforms are Driving Digital Transformation in Value-Based Healthcare

Source: Appian

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Read this whitepaper to learn how healthcare organizations have responded to today’s care demands by implementing low-code development platforms.Discover how to enhance daily processes and catalyze digital transformation across healthcare enterprises by providing opportunities for:

  • More sophisticated data integration
  • Reduced ownership costs
  • Higher emphasis on patient and clinician experience
  • Enhanced business agility

Click here to download this whitepaper.


 Patient Satisfaction

Title: How Biometric Identification Enhances Patient Safety and the Hospital's Bottom Line

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Source: Imprivata

Hospitals can't provide high-quality care if patients are misidentified, as the errors resulting from misidentification can have significant consequences for patient safety and the organization's financial health.

According to a Rand Corporation analysis cited by The Wall Street Journal, patients are misidentified 7 to 10 percent of the time.This widespread problem led The Joint Commission to declare positive patient identification a top patient safety goal for 2017.Find out how one hospital solved its patient misidentification problem to improve the quality of care it provides and to mitigate its financial risk.

Click here to download this whitepaper. 


 Patient Improvement

Source: Perahealth

The focus of this paper is on how PeraHealth solutions compare to other early warning systems; specifically, the challenges facing early warning systems and how the Rothman Index (RI) and PeraHealth’s clinical surveillance solutions provide clinicians with insights into patient condition that are early and actionable.

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Title: How to Move the Needle on Patient Satisfaction and Other Measures That Matter

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Source: Spok

Consumers will choose a hospital with higher safety ratings 97 percent of the time, regardless of cost. Safety ratings and other specific measures for federal quality metrics, hospital credentials, and patient satisfaction scores can have a significant impact on a hospital’s ability to attract patients and receive full payment for services. Learn how your hospital’s communication infrastructure influences these metrics.

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Title: Margin of Excellence – ICU Utilization

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Source: Premier

The intensive care unit (ICU) is where some of the most critically ill patients are seen for close observation and monitoring. However, the decision to admit patients to an ICU and how they are treated is often dependent on multiple variables, such as patient clinical status, practitioner discretion, institutional policies and procedures and hospital capacity. ICU admission is often a subjective call, rather than one guided by the evidence. Unjustified variation in ICU care, leading to overuse or misuse, has potential clinical consequences and contributes to unnecessary spending, making this a prime target for optimization.

Premier’s newest white paper highlights:

  • Data-driven insights and benchmarks on variation within the ICU, including 10 diagnoses with the highest levels of unjustified variation.
  • Success stories of how hospitals and health systems are driving improvements in ICU care.
  • Best practices which can be leveraged to tailor ICU optimization based on an institution’s needs.

Click here to download this whitepaper.

 

Title: Does the Annual Review Process Undermine Your Employee Engagement Strategies?

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Source: Stamp&Chase

In a 2016 Harvard Business Review article, experts estimate that over one-third of U.S. companies have abandoned traditional annual performance reviews. Given rapid transformation in the industry coupled with changes in the makeup and expectations of its workforce, isn’t it time for health care to follow suit?

This white paper explores why old-school performance appraisals are ineffective and outlines a contemporary philosophy and approach to employee assessment and performance management that focuses on individual and team development in quality, safety, patient experience and productivity.

Click here to download this whitepaper.

 

Title: Avoid becoming the catch of the day: Four steps to combat phishing attacks

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Source: Imprivata

A single staff member's error can lead to a data breach at your hospital. Healthcare providers enter their passwords dozens of times per day and could easily fall victim to a phishing attack or other targeted manipulation. Once hackers have the passwords, they can bypass perimeter security and steal valuable information that could cost your organization millions. However, with two-factor authentication you can differentiate between legitimate and illegitimate information requests without disrupting the clinical workflow.

In this white paper, you will learn:

  • How to assess the risk of phishing attacks in your organization
  • Build your defenses against attackers
  • Implement two-factor authentication for remote access
  • Educate users systemwide

Click here to download this whitepaper.

 

Title: The Hospital’s Clear Path to Improving Care Delivery

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Source: Vizient

 

The American health care system is rapidly changing, and the move towards value-based care is accelerating. With each step along the continuum, health care executives and clinical leaders are challenged to do more with less and focus on value and outcomes instead of volume. Our experience shows that the right data and analytics are critical to engage and align physicians, and ultimately to deliver consistent outcomes, in the most efficient way possible.

This white paper will outline industry trends and best practices to help hospitals improve care delivery by:

  • Balancing quality and total cost of care
  • Reducing non-value added clinical variation
  • Optimizing service line performance

Click here to download this whitepaper.

 

Title: A Digital Transformation in Health

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Source: Microsoft

Discover how health organizations across the globe are partnering with Microsoft to move beyond digitization into transformation and rallying with innovation.

Microsoft is best known for its key role in the computing revolution. Less well known is the role Microsoft plays today in the health industry, but a similar revolution is underway and once again the company is at the center. The sector is not immune from digital disruption that has changed so many other sectors and redefined our perspectives. Moving beyond digitization into transformation is the new challenge, and health organizations across the globe are rallying with innovation.

Click here to download this whitepaper.

 

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Title: The Future of Hospital Patient Acquisition: 4 Big Steps for 2018

Source: Scorpion

Is it possible to choose the patients you want?

Niche targeting in pay-per-click advertising may be the next big thing in healthcare marketing as technology and consumer behavior push further into localized solutions.

In this white paper on Choosing Patients with Precision: The Future of Niche Targeting in Healthcare Marketing, we’ll explore:

  • Changing consumer behavior and its effect on the Healthcare industry
  • The growing preference for local solutions in digital search
  • And a breakdown of niche targeting at work

Get the white paper here and take the first step in addressing the health needs of your community, while exposing yourself to new patient streams. 

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

 

Title: Taming Medical Necessity Challenges With Physician Advisor Programs

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Source: Optum

In an era of value-based care, providing documentation of medical necessity and using evidence-based standards of care are essential to reduce waste while ensuring providers are appropriately reimbursed. However, the single most common cause of improper payments is lack of clinical documentation, especially when supporting medical necessity, according to CMS. When clinical documentation fails to meet a commercial payer's standards, claim denials can be labor-intensive and costly to appeal. Although clinical documentation presents ample opportunity for improvement at most healthcare organizations, physicians often overlook or don't understand the importance of patient status determination and clinical documentation in both patient care and financial performance, further complicating the issue.

Download this whitepaper to learn:

  • Challenges associated with determining patient status and medical necessity
  • Benefits to implementing a physician advisor program
  • How to start a successful physician advisor program

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

 

NAPA logoTitle: Revisiting Regional Anesthesia: A Pathway to Optimal Patient Outcomes, Surgeon Satisfaction, Value-based Payments and reduced Opioid usage in Post-Operative Pain Management

Source: North American Partners in Anesthesia

Modern advances in regional anesthesia can provide competitive advantages to hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. This white paper examines how a robust regional anesthesia program improves efficiency, performance measures and profitability, and delights patients, surgeons and healthcare administrators.

Regional anesthesia and its related cost savings can play a vital role in successful bundled payment initiatives. Advanced techniques facilitate ERAS protocols by reducing pain, increasing ambulation and decreasing length of stay—essentially lowering costs while raising overall patient and surgeon satisfaction. A well-executed regional anesthesia program has the potential to meet the needs of clinical and community stakeholders—one that gives healthcare facilities a valuable competitive edge and yields success in today’s evolving healthcare landscape. New state regulations in nearly all US states address reduced use of narcotics for pain control. Regional Anesthesia is an excellent means to support the goal of reduced use of Opioids for post-operative pain management.

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Quality


careplus logoTitle: 3 Ways Anesthesia can Drive ASC Growth

Source: CarePlus Anesthesia Management

Surgery center leaders are facing incredible challenges and equally dynamic opportunities in today's market. This white paper will examine three ways anesthesia can help combat challenges and capture opportunity in today's ASC environment. 

1. Adding new cases and specialties

2. Establishing operational flexibility 

3. Optimizing center efficiency

Click here to download the whitepaper.  

 

NozinTitle: Universal ICU Nasal Decolonization with Antiseptic Allows Reduction of MRSA Contact Precautions

Source: Nozin

With the evident burden of contact isolation precautions (CP) on quality of care and costs, the use of antiseptic nasal decolonization to help reduce CP can be significant. Research shows universal nasal and skin decolonization allows for responsible reduction of CP for MRSA colonization. Universal decolonization has also been shown to be more effective than targeted screen and isolate in lowering HAIs. In addition, the availability of an effective alcohol-based nasal antiseptic can avoid use of mupirocin antibiotic.

This Whitepaper covers:

  • The history of contact isolation precautions for patients with MRSA
  • Assessing the benefits and negative impact of CP
  • Comparing universal decolonization to screen and isolate
  • Using antiseptic, not antibiotic, nasal decolonization to help reduce CP

Click here to download the whitepaper.

 

Title: Telemedicine helps providers navigate increasingly complex stroke decisions — here's how

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In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds, and every four minutes, someone dies of stroke.

By accelerating and streamlining the diagnostic process for stroke patients, telemedicine providers like Specialists on Call help to provide patients with better outcomes by increasing access to the most appropriate brain-saving procedures and giving partner hospitals a competitive edge by strengthening their outcomes and clinical reputation for stroke care.

In this white paper, readers will learn:

  • Why quick decision-making is central to effective stroke care
  • How consulting with specialized practitioners can help hospitals preserve a greater proportion of stroke patients' brain tissue
  • How allowing remote neurologists to assist in the diagnostic process helps small and understaffed hospitals increase their revenue and improve patient care

Click here to download the whitepaper.

Title: Measuring and reporting outcomes in chronic wound care

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Source: Healogics

Chronic, non-healing wounds present a significant economic burden to our healthcare system; they also impact the quality of life of those affected —  including 15 percent of Medicare beneficiaries (8.2 million people), according to 2014 Medicare data.

To address this need, Healogics’ Wound Science Initiative recently partnered with faculty from leading medical institutions to conduct a large-scale analysis of wound outcomes using a modified intent-to-treat framework. The resulting study, which provides external validation of the comprehensive healing rate, was just published in Wound Repair and Regeneration Journal (Ennis et al. 2017).

Click here to download the whitepaper.

 


Workforce Management

Title: Welcome to the Age of the Patient

Salesforce Logo RGBSource: Salesforce

Reimagine the patient experience and explore how social, cloud, and mobile technology can be leveraged to create a connected journey for every patient. Download this e-book that features:
  • Salesforce use cases across patient acquisition, service, and engagement
  • Insights on investing in a patient-centered future, including a checklist for connected patient journeys
  • Advice from our customers such as CareCentrix for those considering a new patient relationship management solution

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

Title: The Nursing Shortage and Changing Responsibilities

select international logoSource: Select International  

Is any group of professionals more important to the efforts to reform healthcare, than nurses? The profession is working hard to prepare more qualified nurses, but the demand is far out-pacing the supply. What’s your strategy in the face of this challenge? This paper covers the scope of the problem, evolving expectations, and progressive recruiting, selection, and retention strategies.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

Title: How Millennials are Redefining Healthcare Today: Are you Behind?

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Source: MobileSmith

Millennials are quickly becoming the dominant healthcare consumers, both for themselves, their families and as caregivers. Having grown up in a technology-first environment, however, they are increasingly dissatisfied with the static nature of healthcare options and are seeking out alternatives.

Now is the time to engage with Millennials; with 82% of babies born this year to Millennial mothers, many are looking to establish a relationship with a healthcare system for the first time. A strong mobile-first digital strategy is essential to offering the engagement and convenience this very brand-loyal generation is expecting.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: FTEs of the Future: Aligning Needs & Skills for Profitable Healthcare Facilities

Source: Medxcel

Look around. Chances are most leaders in your organization are nearing retirement age. Who will carry your organization when the current generation of leaders ages out of the workforce?

Just as important, what are you doing today to counter the massive productivity and revenue losses that follow employee disengagement, or misalignment between needs and skills?

In this resource, we’ll guide you through:

  • Common pitfalls in employee engagement and succession planning
  • Building a workforce that can dramatically enhance patient care and profitability
  • Long-term considerations & immediate-impact challenges & solutions

Our goal: to leave you with actionable insights that will benefit you now and in the future.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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Title: Cybersecurity in Health: Using a trusted cloud solution to help ensure data is managed, protected, private, and compliant

Too many organizations don’t realize how sophisticated cyberattacks have become. Hackers are no longer mischievous high school kids hiding in their parents’ basements. They are well organized, with tools in their arsenals that include easily obtainable software development kits—complete with product support. Yet, based on security reports from Kaspersky, Experian, Verizon, Mandiant, and others, organizations remain remarkably vulnerable.

Discover how health organizations are using Microsoft Cloud solutions to protect your patient’s data from unauthorized disclosure, theft of records, and ransomware.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

Title: Care coordination: Your hospital’s newest and most important department

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Care coordination is rapidly becoming an essential capability for hospital systems in their quest to improve clinical outcomes, build market share, and better position themselves in a rapidly changing industry.

In this paper we discuss:

  1. The clinical, financial, and strategic benefits for hospitals that commit to fully coordinated care as a clinical standard in an industry still dominated by fee for service.
  2. The key elements required to build out a world class care coordination organization in terms of people, workflow, and technology.

Given the compelling benefits of fully coordinated care, the only real question facing hospital leadership teams is whether to seize the early mover competitive advantage or wait until they are forced to coordinate care as a matter of survival.

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

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