Whitepapers - Now Available for Download

January 12, 2012 | Print  |

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.



Patient Satisfaction

Process Improvement


Workforce Management




Process Improvement


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

Source: Imprivata

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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.

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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. 

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Title: Taming Medical Necessity Challenges With Physician Advisor Programs

 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. 

Title: Disrupting Healthcare: Risks and Rewards of Telehealth

Source: URAC

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URAC, the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification, and measurement, developed this Industry Insight report, Disrupting Healthcare: Risks and Rewards of Telehealth, to examine the challenges and opportunities in this fast-growing field.


  • The major factors driving the growth of telehealth
  • Risks and challenges for providers
  • Opportunities for the future
  • Role of independent, third-party accreditation

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

Title: Solving the Policy Problem for Healthcare Data Sharing

Source: Change Healthcare

changehealthcare logofinalThe ability to acquire and then manage data at scale is a core competency in a value-based healthcare environment, not only to ensure the best quality of care but also better manage costs for risk-based contracts. Many health systems have already begun exploring options for better data acquisition and aggregation. But healthcare data cannot be infinitely accessible. Data relating to patient health is controlled by a complex matrix of federal policy, state laws, and business agreements. The complexity of these restrictions makes it challenging to ensure that the right user is seeing the right data for the right purpose.

Download this whitepaper to help understand:

  • Data policy, the complexity, and obstacles you may face
  • Benefits of a global data policy solution
  • How you can include data policy as part of your data strategy

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

Title: Evidence-based studies show digital health apps effective at managing AECOPD symptoms — Here’s how...

Source: Mylan

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a leading cause of emergency hospital admissions and readmissions in the U.S. Early interventions for worsening COPD symptoms help shorten their duration and reduce their severity. Telemedicine and digital health solutions have emerged as effective, patient-friendly tools to facilitate improved patient-clinician communication and daily symptom tracking, resulting in fewer acute exacerbations.

Download this white paper to learn:

  • The major benefits of telemedicine in managing COPD-related health issues.
  • Multiple clinical studies of telemedicine and digital health apps and their affect on severity of symptoms and functional status.
  • Ways healthcare providers are deploying evidence-based digital health apps to improve COPD care management in real time.

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

Patient follow up is a key strategy for hospitals looking to reduce readmissions and increase patient satisfaction. In this whitepaper, Scaling Patient Follow Up by Creating a Centralized Model of Success for Providers, learn how your organization can create efficient processes for patient outreach. 

Inside the whitepaper: 

  • Learn how to improve patient outcomes and experiences by creating an efficient follow-up process
  • See how hospitals and health systems are achieving success by coupling technology with a centralized system
  • Understand the importance of implementing effective and efficient processes to reach out to patients post-discharge 

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

Title: Taking "Systemness" to the Next Level: Savvy Health Systems Focus on the Basics to Achieve Higher Goalsunnamed

Source: MedSpeed

Large healthcare companies deliver thousands of items every day to an ever-expanding delivery network. And while not every item is critical in a life-and-death sense, they are collectively vital to operational efficiency and the consistent delivery of safe and high-quality care. Combined with advanced technology, sophisticated intra-company logistics drive standardization, centralize and streamline operations, eliminate fragmentation and redundancies, limit risk and liabilities, reduce down-time; and even reduce overall energy use.

The lesson is simple: When health companies get transportation right, they save time and money while improving performance.

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Title: Making the Case for a New Approach to Managing Risk

Source: Nuance

The trend of shifting financial risk from payers to providers through value-based reimbursement models — accountable care organizations, bundled payments and capitation — is driving healthcare organizations to engage in clinical practices that improve patient health at the population level. As volume continues to increase in the ambulatory care setting, organizations must ensure the right provider is performing appropriate care at the right place and at an affordable price for the patient, while also documenting the encounter at the time of service to support full reimbursement.

Download this white paper to learn about:

  • Clinical documentation and risk adjustment practices in the ambulatory setting;
  • Why organization's can't simply transplant hospital CDI into ambulatory facilities;
  • And how automated intelligence can improve clinical documentation and physician satisfaction at the point of care.

Click here to download this whitepaper. 


Title: ASCs at a Tipping Point: The New Reality of Surgical Services for Health Systems

Source: ECG Management Consultants

This white paper outlines the key issues driving change in the surgery landscape and movement toward the ASC model, and offers three high-level strategic options to consider as hospital-based surgery continues to be threatened by a combination of regulatory, financial, and competitive forces.

Click here to download the whitepaper.


Title: Clinical Communication Deconstructed Seven Elements of Effective Clinical Communication


Source: Vocera

If you’re a healthcare leader with a vision of transforming how the healthcare system should function and deliver care, you know how critical effective clinical communication is.

The Experience Innovation Network, part of Vocera, recently released a report that examines clinical communication extensively, from every angle. It’s called Clinical Communication Deconstructed: A framework for successful, human-centered clinical communication.

In creating the report, we examined clinical communication extensively, from every angle:

Click here to download the whitepaper.

Title: How Telehealth and EHR Integration Deliver Complete, Effective Care while Streamlining Provider Workflows


Source: American Well

 In this whitepaper, Dr. Shayan Vyas, medical director at Nemours Children’s Health System, discusses how telehealth and EHR integration helps Nemours deliver more complete, effective care to patients while streamlining the provider workflow. Nemours introduced its telehealth service, CareConnect, through a partnership with American Well and integrated CareConnect with its Epic system in 2016.

Click here to download the whitepaper.

Workforce Management

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

 Source: Care ContinuityCC Beckers Branding2017 Transparent@2x

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. 

Title: Building a High-Performance Healthcare Culture Why is it so hard?

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 Source: Select International

Every healthcare organization has a similar set of goals:  Improve the coordination of care to enhance the patient experience and patient outcomes, while reducing costs.  It’s similar to any industry -  make the best product possible.  Provide better service than your competitors.  Increase margins and revenue.  Healthcare differs slightly, at least, in the non-profit sector, where maximizing profit is not a primary goal - but working to maintain a viable margin is important, and challenging.

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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.

Title: IRS Targets 501(r) Noncompliance: Is your Hospital’s Tax-Exempt Status at Risk?

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The IRS is serious about 501(r). Are You? Their enforcement is ramping up, and if your hospital is found guilty of 501(r) violations, you could lose your tax-exempt status.

For insight into these complex IRS rules, download this informative paper. Key takeaways include:

  • 10 red flags for hospitals
  • 5 things you may not know about the 501(r) rule
  • 10 compliance goals
  • How to take quick action to ensure compliance now

It’s not too late to find out what you need to do now to ensure that your hospital is 501(r) compliant. Fill out the form to receive the report today.

Click here to download this whitepaper.
Title: Ready, Risk, Reward: Building Successful Two-Sided Risk Models

Source: Premier, Inc

Curious about how evolving risk-based alternative payment models will affect your organization? This in-depth white paper probes the impact
of risk-based payment models and uncovers insights around the capabilities health systems need to achieve success in today’s healthcare environment.

Click here to download this whitepaper.

Title: Maximize Your Patient Experience ROI: The Business Case for Better Healthcare IT
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Source: Mobile Smith

As competitive healthcare systems race to improve patient experience (PX), they can learn from adjacent industries that have crafted consumer-centric strategies to succeed. While the methods used in more traditional clinical workflow and informatics require large-scale, multi-year investments to ensurecompliant and profitable operations, PX-focused initiatives can be more agile. By taking small measured steps more quickly and improving return-on-investment (ROI), successful healthcare systems are seeing PX payback in less than 12 months.

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Title: How to Stop Making Patients Pay the Price for Poor Communications
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Source: Spok

Thirty percent of malpractice lawsuits cite communication as a contributing factor. Communication is also cited as a root cause in 21 percent of sentinel events. Learn how you can improve your hospital’s communications in these three key areas and stop making patient pay the price for communication failures and breakdowns:

  • Care team coordination 
  • Managing alarms 
  • Situational awareness of key events

Click here to download this whitepaper. 

Title: Wound Care by the Numbers: Medicare Cost and Utilization of Patients with Chronic Wounds

Source: Healogics

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Today, one percent of patients account for more than 20 percent of the nation’s healthcare expenses, and the top five percent account for nearly half. One of the lesser known and more complex segments within this high-need patient population are individuals who suffer from chronic wounds. In the U.S., chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million individuals and an excess of $50 billion is spent annually on treatment. The prevalence of chronic wounds are increasing in tandem with the growing aging population and incidences of chronic diseases more common in older adults such as, diabetes and peripheral artery disease (PAD). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 20 years the percent of the total U.S. population age 65 or older is expected to increase to 21 percent. PAD for example, a circulatory disease commonly associated with non-healing wounds, affects about 8 million Americans and 12-20 percent of Americans age 65 and older.

Because the management of chronic wounds crosses many clinical specialties and extends into social and behavioral services, this paper demonstrates, by the Medicare numbers, the critical need for strategic attention and active cross-sector collaboration in the name of chronic wound healing.

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Title: The Future of Healthcare Security

Source: Patientory

Recent ransomware cyber-attacks have exposed a vulnerable global healthcare IT infrastructure. Personal health information is now at risk. Unfortunately, legacy systems administrate personal health info across siloed database networks. Fragmented electronic health records (EHRs) create cumbersome access points and data exchanges are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Download this whitepaper to learn: 

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