This White Paper provides a review of the literature on the use of NGRN residencies and specifically addresses the value that can be added by the use of simulation.
CG-CAHPS is being Adopted prior to its being made mandatory by CMS. This new white paper by HealthStream’s Cyndi Tierney and Amanda Holland looks at what the data coming from early adopters tells us.
Standards of Performance are the day-to-day behaviours an organization expects everyone to live. In this white paper, partner Baptist Leadership Group shares standards that are not only important for staff, but also for leaders.
Lee Ann Hanna, Director of Education at TriStar Centennial Medical Center (HCA), Nashville, TN, talks to HealthStream about medical device training and shares her insights, challenges, and opinions, gleaned from her years of managing clinical education in a large hospital setting.
When thinking about ICD-10, physicians should know its origins, purpose, and how their peers were deeply involved in shaping the new system to serve not only the reimbursement need, but also to provide a clinical tool to drive improvement in care data, reporting, and analysis.
In light of healthcare’s increasing urgency around improving and elevating the quality of the patient experience, Baptist Leadership Group shares ways to create and sustain patient-centered excellence.
With so much at stake, how can hospitals move the quality needle in a meaningful direction? While most healthcare organizations already have a quality agenda, getting specific initiatives to cascade down to frontline staff continues to be a challenge.
Understanding organizational goals and translating them into meaningful targets for departments and staff is a significant, yet imperative, undertaking for leaders. When staff goals are aligned and measurable results are linked to improved patient outcomes, there is a quantifiable contribution to the patient centered experience.
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.
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.
Understanding Meaningful Use is essential for hospitals. For those who have not started implementing electronic health records (EHRs), this is the year to commit or risk getting left behind in the race to achieve Meaningful use..
HealthStream ACO White Paper Series Part 8 of 8
This white paper puts the ACO into perspective as just one of the many changes affecting healthcare by delineating all the changes implemented and in the works as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This White Paper discusses how Baby Boomers will begin to have a seismic impact on the U.S. healthcare system in 2012 and after as they continue to enter their senior years, influencing major changes in care delivery and financing.
This white paper examines HCAHPS results by themselves and then looks at findings when HCAHPS and clinical scores are viewed simultaneously for each hospital.
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.
The CG-CAHPS survey seeks to measure the physician office experience and by all counts is even more daunting than HCAHPS. When it becomes fully mandated, CG-CAHPS could impact as many as 700,000 physicians. Learn in this white paper why implementing it now is a good idea.
As ICD-10 deadlines loom, many hospital leaders admit their organizations aren’t prepared for the transition. This white paper can help you understand how to develop a training program that will address your ICD-10 implementation challenges.
This white paper, from our partner Baptist Leadership Group, provides an overview of HCAHPS, the survey, and its implication for value based purchasing.
The challenge to constantly improve the safety and quality of healthcare has always been an inherent responsibility of those who deliver care. Learn how training and education should be the foundation of programs and initiatives to improve patient safety and care quality.
Physician-hospital alignment has never been both more important and complex as it is today. This white paper will help you understand how your hospital can foster a steady, growing stream of referrals and admissions by creating a base of loyal medical staff members.
The fundamental driver of excellence in patient care is—and always has been—competent practice in the healthcare profession. This white paper focuses on five recommendations to increase the impact of your healthcare organization’s competency program.
It is difficult to overestimate the impact that employee attitudes have on healthcare organizations. Download this white paper to learn why it is crucially important for employee satisfaction measures in healthcare organizations to be benchmarked exclusively within the healthcare industry to produce meaningful, actionable insights.
Over half of liability claims against physicians are obstetric and in almost half of those (46%), electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) was a variable. Read this paper to understand the magnitude of the problem and understand how online EFM training can to help create safer perinatal departments in hospitals.
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