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  The following white papers 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: Coker Group

Whether reviewing a hospital or employed physician network (EPN), the devil is in the details when examining the health of the Revenue Cycle (RC) ecosystem. Sometimes figures and reports don’t tell the entire story. What may appear as a sound measurement of days in accounts receivable (AR) (e.g., 30 days) can actually mask systemic problems in processes and procedures. If data reported are inaccurate, miscalculated, or outright corrupt, leadership may not discover the issues until revenue wanes.

In this paper, we use a real-world case study to illustrate the signs of an in-danger RC that can be overlooked. Further, we explain how Coker helped one organization turn around its Patient Accounting System resulting in a 14 to 1 return on investment (ROI).

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Source: Simplee

A survey of 260 revenue cycle leaders by Forrester Consulting found that patient financial experience is becoming a more urgent focus at leading health systems.  Health systems are finding that a better patient financial services experience not only drives better revenue cycle outcomes, it also is linked to better patient clinical outcomes.  Over half of hospitals say that patient experience is extremely important to them, and nearly two-thirds say that patient financial services are an important driver of overall patient satisfaction.

Key learning points:

  • Trends driving consumerism in healthcare financial services
  • Financial and clinical impact from improving patient financial services systems
  • Strategies to build a patient experience culture and operation that drives satisfaction

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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

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HIT

Title: Thrive in a changing market with analytics as a core competency

Source: NTT DATA NTT DATA Logo

Health plans need specialized analytic solutions to improve care, reduce costs and enhance member satisfaction. But they face two problems in doing this: advanced analytics solutions are expensive and time-consuming to implement, and running them typically requires data scientists with healthcare experience, who are difficult to find.

To help health plans overcome these hurdles, NTT DATA developed three analytics-enabled solutions that organizations can use to drive new business growth and better manage key business indicators, such as medical costs, population risk and member engagement rates.

Read on to learn how NTT DATA's cognitive engine-driven predictive analytics solution, medical cost management solution, and member sentiment analysis platform empower health plans to gain insights into their member risk patterns, medical spend trends and financial operations — faster, cheaper and easier.

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Title: Clinical Analytics: Improve clinical quality and health-related outcomes by allowing clinicians and health professionals to utilize, share, and analyze structured and unstructured data

Source: Microsoft

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Discover how health organizations are using Microsoft Office 365 and Windows to maintain contact with patients through apps, devices, and a trusted cloud environment.The Patient Engagement solution ensures that your providers can share critical information in near-real time while reducing the wait for patients to be connected to the next clinician.

Patient engagement in healthcare is no longer about care delivered at discrete points in time. This solution creates a continuous feedback loop for your providers and their patients—inside and outside of care facilities.Through devices like bedside tablets, patients can explore content tailored to their condition. Clinicians can use the same devices to access electronic health records and other hospital tools.

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Title: Moving from Data to Analytics: how mature are your capabilities?

Source: Change Healthcare

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As you manage the transition to value-based care, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the volume of data you’re pulling to drive decision-making. How can you glean the insights you need and feel confident you’re on the right track? Use our ADOPT Analytics Guide to assess your organization’s analytics maturity and to increase your competencies.

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Title: Leading the Way: Success Stories of Three Telehealth Innovators

Source: URAC

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This URAC Industry Insight Report profiles three innovators leading the way in the telehealth industry. They’ve demonstrated the effectiveness of telehealth and provided glimpses of an exciting future. Each has their unique story, with unique strategies, patient populations, and capabilities, yet each have taken telehealth from blackboard theory to roll-up-your-sleeves practice.

These telehealth leaders are also the first in the country to go through the URAC accreditation process, demonstrating that their programs are delivering on the quality standards required to achieve URAC accreditation.

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

Source: Progress Health Cloud

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The transition to value-based outcomes, an aging population, and new mobile and wearable technologies are driving changes in every aspect of the healthcare industry.

Advances in digital health technologies hold great promise that healthcare can be delivered in smarter, simpler, and more cost-effective ways. Mobile technologies can foster patient engagement, enhance care team communication, reduce the cost of delivery, and improve the healthcare experience for both patients and their providers.

The key is figuring out which apps to tackle first. This document outlines a few of the key use cases that are showing a positive impact. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, it provides several great places to start on the digital health innovation journey.

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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

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 Patient Satisfaction

Title: How to Embrace Population Health Management: The Story Behind 7 Innovators Pioneering Value-Based Care

Source: Tribridge

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Hospitals and health systems spent billions during the first wave of EMR innovation, but leaders now know EMRs aren't the sole answer to developing and maintaining an efficient, effective value-based care delivery system. Forward-thinking healthcare leaders now see a more fundamental need for patient-centered solutions that make more effective use of patient and caregiver data inside and outside of healthcare facilities. To truly impact patient health, healthcare providers must turn data into meaningful actions and lead the transformation.

In this eBook, we highlight how seven value-based healthcare innovators are embracing value-based care and share their successes, in particular with Health360, a CRM-powered, cloud-based Population Health -solution.

Learn how today’s healthcare organizations are leading the industry’s transformation to value-based care and are achieving:

  • Improved performance, outcomes and patient well-being
  • Greater care team efficiency
  • Personalized quality care at lower costs

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Title: Increased Efficiency of Patient Care with Intelligent Data Analytics 

Perahealth

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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Source: Microsoft

Discover how health organizations are using Microsoft Office 365 and Windows to maintain contact with patients through apps, devices, and a trusted cloud environment.The Patient Engagement solution ensures that your providers can share critical information in near-real time while reducing the wait for patients to be connected to the next clinician.

Patient engagement in healthcare is no longer about care delivered at discrete points in time. This solution creates a continuous feedback loop for your providers and their patients—inside and outside of care facilities.Through devices like bedside tablets, patients can explore content tailored to their condition. Clinicians can use the same devices to access electronic health records and other hospital tools.

Click here to download this whitepaper.

 


 

Process Improvement

Title: The Three Most Common Professional Fee Billing Mistakes Made in US Hospitals

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Hospital coding departments have seen a dramatic increase in professional fee coding following the wave of physician group acquisitions in recent years. These facility coding teams are highly skilled at inpatient and outpatient coding, but are often challenged by the highly specialized physician-orientated coding subset. This issue is gaining increasing scrutiny as sub-optimal professional fee coding is a compliance risk and can negatively impact the bottom lines of the hospital, and the physicians’ practices for which they support.

  • Learn why facility fee guidelines cannot be applied to professional fee E/M level selection
  • Discover the importance of leveraging data on regional payer reimbursements
  • See how formal coding education for providers can impact compliance

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

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

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By accelerating and streamlining the diagnostic process for stroke patients, telemedicine providers like SOC Telemed 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

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Title: Considering preowned endoscopes? Here are 6 things to know before you buy

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Certified preowned endoscopes are a cost-effective buy for any provider's medical device portfolio. However, limited market regulation and significant variety in quality among third-parties make shopping these contracts complex and time-consuming.This white paper will help take the guesswork out of the preowned endoscope market, discussing when to choose a preowned scope and how to choose a reputable independent service organization.

Readers will learn:

  • What certifications are meaningful in the third-party repair space
  • The cost benefits of preowned versus new scopes
  • Inside tips for negotiating contracts with independent service organizations and original equipment manufacturers

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Title: How to use data to drive clinical and financial results — 4 thought leaders discuss

Source: HealthTrust

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In healthcare, data is only as valuable as the number of physicians who trust it and are willing to use it. Helping physicians understand exactly how and why analytics programs use information is critical to implementing sustainable, data-driven improvement initiatives in any healthcare organization.

Becker's Hospital Review and four data and quality improvement experts from HealthTrust joined to discuss opportunities and strategies for using data to drive clinical and financial outcomes in health systems. Download this executive roundtable to discover:

  • How to make data meaningful to clinical and nonclinical stakeholders
  • The key to gaining physician trust in data
  • Tips for implementing sustainable, long-term improvement programs

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Title: Rethinking Standardization: Leveraging your team, clinical partnerships, and data to drive quality and patient value

Source: Schumacher Clinical Partners

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Reducing variation in care is now more important than ever, and can impact tens of millions of dollars in savings while improving outcomes and efficiencies. Yet, despite varied recommendations, truly sustainable strategies are still elusive. We must rethink common avenues of standardization to leverage the skills, experience, and perspectives of all team members.

In this white paper, you’ll find:

  • A new framework to engage unique contributions from five different stakeholders
  • Recommendations for leveraging data and feedback systems
  • The key role of clinical partnership in the quest for sustained standardization

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Title: VA Hospital Claims: Deconstructing the Resolution Process

Source: Argos Health

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The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) augments its own healthcare resources by purchasing care from non-VA community providers. This is done under a variety of overlapping programs combining to create a complex environment in which community providers must operate. In addition to the inherent complexity, there is substantial uncertainty related to the future of the VA purchased care programs and how hospital reimbursement will be impacted over time.

  • The history of VA community care programs and why they are so complex
  • Best practices when working with the VA
  • Options for effectively managing VA revenue recovery when few resources are available

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Title: HOPD to ASC Conversion: Now or Later with Transition to Value-Based Care

Source: Regent Surgical Health Regent

Hospitals across the country are converting outpatient departments to ASCs and Regent Surgical Health is leading the way in this emerging trend. ASCs provide health systems the opportunity to capture outpatient cases in the highest quality and most cost-effective setting while also partnering with physicians and freeing up inpatient OR space for more complex cases. In their latest white paper, Regent’s executive team along with several industry partners help define how the HOPD to ASC conversion is empowering health systems to adapt and thrive in a landscape punctuated by advances in technology, shifting public policy, and an industry-wide move toward value-based care.

Learn how HOPD conversions drive advantages, including:

  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Physician alignment
  • Payer cost sharing
  • Marketplace reputation and relevance

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Title: Personalize, Optimize and Modernize: A Framework to Build a Value-Based Healthcare Organization

Tribridge

Source: Tribridge

Providing a framework to optimize healthcare performance, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) developed the Triple Aim—using population health, patient experience and per capita cost as foundational outcomes to track and measure. Recently, employee experience has been added, creating the Quadruple Aim to reflect the importance of job satisfaction for medical professionals in the quality care equation.

So how are organizations tackling the next step in this journey? In this eBook, we’ll explain how organizations can build a framework to:

  • Provide exceptional patient care and outcomes
  • Reduce costs and the complexities of administration
  • Improve staff productivity and visibility across the healthcare organization

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Title: The Road to Fully-Connected Healthcare

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Source: GE Healthcare

The move toward value-based care reimbursement models is putting pressure on healthcare organizations to modernize their IT systems so they can more effectively measure and improve the quality and efficiency of their care.

Imaging is a natural hub for data consolidation as it tends to be a major profit center in traditional pay-for-service models, but becomes a major cost center in newer, value-based models. Thus it is an area where these efforts can have such a substantial impact on data management, patient care, and overall profitability.

Download the white paper and learn three steps you can take now in order to position your Imaging department for success in the future.

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Title: The "smart" supply chain: 5 top drivers for supply chain executives to go digital

Coupa

Source: Coupa

Digitizing supply chain operations is a major step toward becoming a high-value, low-cost care delivery system.It's no secret that a hospital's supply chain presents ample opportunities to reduce costs and improve efficiency. The key to unlocking this potential is total transparency of purchasing and spend processes across the board — a feat now possible due to the rise of comprehensive and cloud-based Business Spend Management (BSM) solutions.

It's time for hospitals to put a premium on innovation and achieve significant results. This white paper covers:

  • Major digital and operational trends in healthcare
  • Exponential growth of Business Spend Management (BSM) systems in hospitals
  • Five impactful benefits of using BSM solutions to improve control over supply chain management

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Title: A New Model for Healthcare: Why Cloud for Payor Provider

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Source: Microsoft

Learn how cloud-based technologies can power a new model for healthcare.

The Microsoft Cloud empowers organizations of all sizes to re-envision the way they bring together people, data, and processes that better engage patients and customers, empower care teams and employees, optimize clinical and operational effectiveness, and digitally transform health.

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Title: Overcoming Medical Imaging Challenges in a Digital World 

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Source: IBM Watson Health

Healthcare organizations are discovering that while operating in an electronic environment accrues many advantages, it also presents new challenges. Learn how the right medical imaging management system can help healthcare organizations overcome challenges by:

  • Increasing efficiency to tackle the growing volume of images
  • Breaking down barriers caused by multiple IT systems
  • Meeting rising quality expectations from both patients and regulators

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

 

Title: Efficient Communication Improves Patient Throughput

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Source: Everbridge

Coordinating across care teams to rapidly respond to the patient’s needs is always a challenge for Emergency Departments. Our research has found, however, that delivering clear communication can make all the difference when responding to acute trauma victims and code alerts. With over 735,000 heart attacks every year, improving clinical response times can save lives and revenue.

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Title: Creating Clinical Value: 4 Steps to Drive Change And Improve Care

Leidos

Source: Leidos

Over the last 10-15 years hospitals and health systems have spent millions of dollars to implement EHR systems. Yet, despite the investment in technologies promising bottom line improvements and greater efficiencies, many organizations have not seen their cost of care decrease or efficiency improve. Unfortunately, believing a new system or technology will resolve existing problems an organization is experiencing is a common misconception. While a new system may solve some problems, it cannot fix existing organizational and operational issues.

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Title: Sharing clinical images to help improve image access, costs, and patient care

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Source: GE Healthcare

The time is right to put your Enterprise Imaging strategy into place. With reliance on diagnostic imaging, expanding use of visible-light images and un-structured data the demand for access to clinical images across the enterprise has never been higher. To meet today’s challenges, CIO’s and IT Management providers need to capture and share clinical data across the organization to build a unified patient record.

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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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Quality

AccelerateTitle: Reducing Mortality and Advancing Antimicrobial Stewardship through Fast Antibiotic Susceptibility Results for Bloodstream Infections

Source: Accelerate Diagnostics

Preliminary data suggest the rate of sepsis mortality, as a percentage of overall deaths, is dropping at University Health Care System (UHCS) in Augusta, GA. Recently the health system implemented a strategy of combining faster diagnostics to enhance their antibiotic stewardship program in addition to real-time communication to clinicians. Over a period of 12-months, UHCS measured both the time patients had a bloodstream infection and the mortality rates associated with them. Leveraging earlier actionable susceptibility results combined with robust antibiotic stewardship, clinicians there were able to optimize antibiotic therapy days faster for their patients which contributed to life-saving outcomes.

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Title: Pre-Audit Adaptation: Ensuring Daily Joint Commission Compliance

Source: Medxcel Facilities Management

With the ever-changing landscape of regulatory compliance, the key to success is to be nimble and adaptable to the changes made by accreditation organizations and prepare for changes on the horizon. In this white paper you will find:

  • Break down of the major changes TJC adopted last year and what that means for healthcare organizations as they prepare for their next survey.
  • Four crucial steps hospitals leaders should follow to allow for a more achievable (and less costly) resolution when deficiencies arise to ensure a smoother survey process.

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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

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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

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Workforce Management

Title: How to Mitigate Your ASC's Top Employment Risks

MedHQ logoSquareSource: MedHQ

Handled improperly, adverse events in human resources can significantly derail your workforce productivity, cost tens of thousands of dollars and cause upward pressure on your insurance rates. Learn strategies for mitigating your ASC’s top 5 HR risk events, including:

  • FMLA / ADA interactions
  • Hostile work environments
  • Discrimination claims
  • Involuntary terminations
  • Claims of sexual harassment

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Title: Emergency Department Culture Change Improves Care Quality, Efficiency, and Provider Retention: Here’s How.

CareCultureSource: CareCulture Healthcare Partners

The challenges of healthcare management are constant and inevitable. The ED is no different. Issues vary from facility-to-facility and may even vary from month-to-month therein. Whatever the challenge, there are measures you can take to prepare your team to thrive through challenge and change.The best place to start is to establish a strong team culture. In this white paper, we outline key ways to cultivate an ED culture that clinicians will want to be part of that, in turn, will drive improvements in quality, efficiency, and provider retention metrics, including:

  • Developing medical leadership
  • Aligning priorities, mindset, and goals

Click here to download the whitepaper. 

 

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.

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