• rounding white paper

    Hourly Rounding: The Critical HCAHPS Driver at the Frontline of Care

    Hourly rounding is vital to an organization’s success and patients’ perception of quality care. A successful patient experience is more than answering when called. It’s about anticipating patients’ needs. Download this white paper to discover how hourly rounding can improve your facility’s quality of care.
  • reconnecting your team white paper

    Reconnecting Your Team to Patient-Centered Excellence

    What causes staff that were once energized and committed to quality care to lose their “why” and how can you overcome this issue? Learn more about restoring a culture of patient-centered excellence in this white paper.
  • talent management white paper

    Retention & Mastery from Short, Repetitive Bursts

    How can combat declining budgets and adapt to the evolving nature of training today’s workforce? It’s all about high-frequency, low-dose learning. Learn more in this best practice white paper.
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    High Stakes: The Risks of Poor Patient-Provider Communication

    Literacy challenges, healthcare jargon, fast-paced healthcare encounters, and a host of other issues make it imperative that caregivers become better communicators and narrators of patient care.
  • 7ways

    7 Ways to Ease the Pain of Healthcare Hiring

    Healthcare hiring is hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Even with the influx of competition, compliance, and complexities surrounding the healthcare industry, there are an equal number of strategies to help reduce your recruiting costs. By utilizing both the direct and indirect recruiting methods shared in this report, you can develop new ways to improve your quality of hire while reducing your cost per hire. Read the article to learn the seven ways to reduce hiring costs.
  • newrules

    The New Rules of Healthcare Recruiting

    Healthcare organizations are bucking traditional recruiting models to zero in on the best job candidates, accelerate selection, and engage candidates from the start. This paper looks at the trends reshaping the healthcare workforce and the new rules of recruiting.
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    PROVIDER ENROLLMENT: An Emerging Revenue Cycle Imperative for Hospitals

    In this White Paper, HealthStream examines the new environment for Provider Enrollment and its implications for hospital and health system leaders. We present new research collected in early 2015 by HealthStream from 130 hospital and health system credentialing executives throughout the U.S. who indicate that improving the Provider Enrollment function is a high priority in their organizations.
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    Creating Patient-Centered Excellence in the Physician Office

    How do you engage physician practices in the world of patient experience when they are already facing time and financial constraints? Successful practices start by asking one important question: Why should we build a patient-centered culture? Learn more in this white paper.
  • whatwill

    What Will Value Based Purchasing Mean for Your Hospital?

    This white paper examines HCAHPS results by themselves and then looks at findings when HCAHPS and clinical scores are viewed simultaneously for each hospital.
  • govin

    Government Initiatives are Leading to Financial Uncertainty for Hospitals

    This paper provides a brief overview of some of the most significant government issues having an impact on healthcare institutions during the coming months and years—issues that will need to be monitored by hospital management for the foreseeable future.
  • healthcare reform

    Hospitals: Are You Ready for an ACO?

    HealthStream ACO White Paper Series Part 7 of 8 The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) aims to change the way hospitals deliver care by changing the financial incentives involved with providing care. This white paper examines hospital organization attitudes towards ACOs and the questions they must ask themselves before participating.
  • accountablecare

    Accountable Care Organizations: Patient Experience?

    HealthStream ACO White Paper Series Part 6 of 8 CG-CAHPS will be the government-mandated survey that assesses the ACO patient experience. This white paper examines CG-CAHPS and how ACOs need to be preparing to implement it.
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    Medicaid ACO : Creating Another Approach to Population Management

    HealthStream ACO White Paper Series Part 5 of 8 ACOs are also gaining ground in Medicaid; state Medicaid agencies, managed Medicaid organizations, and providers have also been evaluating various initiatives for their beneficiaries. This paper discusses various Medicaid delivery initiatives involving ACOs.
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    Is an ACO Another Name for an HMO? What are the Health Plans Doing?

    HealthStream ACO White Paper Series Part 4 of 8 This paper discusses how health plans are currently replacing less-risk bearing product lines, such as preferred provider organizations (PPOs), with ACO-like products in hopes of lowering the cost of care, improving health status, and integrating the continuum of care.
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    The ACO and Employer Opportunities

    HealthStream ACO White Paper Series Part 3 of 8 Employers could benefit tremendously from an accountable care delivery system. As Paper 3 in our 8-part series, this white paper discusses what employers are thinking about ACOs for employee healthcare and the different potential models for them.
  • ACOFinalRuling

    ACO Final Ruling: Let the Games Begin

    HealthStream ACO White Paper Series Part 2 of 8 The initial ACO ruling from CMS generated significant industry criticism. As paper 2 in our 8-part series, this white paper discussed the changes that occurred in the final ruling and the ACO challenges that remain.
  • acccareOrg

    Accountable Care Organizations 101

    HealthStream ACO White Paper Series Part 1 of 8 What is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), and for what purpose is it designed? As paper 1 in an 8-part series, it serves as an introduction to the ACO concept
  • icd10

    The Impact of ICD-10 on Post-Acute Care

    ICD-10-CM is a major initiative for Post-Acute Care (PAC) organizations. This paper will discuss the positive outcomes, illuminate the major changes PAC organizations can expect, and address the new opportunities ICD-10 will present for delivering and tracking patient care.
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    It’s the Right Place and Right Time for Simulation: White Paper

    Why the dramatic rise in simulation-based training? From role-playing with trained actors to practicing medical scenarios on manikins with vital signs, simulation allows students, nurses, physicians, and other clinical staff to learn and improve clinical and communication skills until they reach proficiency.
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    Patient-Centered Medical Homes Solve Some Big Problems

    Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) are growing in number across the U.S. The patient-centered medical home is gaining ground because it provides a solution to a big industry problem: lack of patient-centered care. By coordinating all care through the primary care medical practice, the PCMH is poised to address the healthcare needs of growing numbers of patients with chronic, complex conditions.

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