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Online Medical Technology Training: Why it Makes Sense for Hospitals
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.
Helping Physicians Exceed in an ICD-10 World
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.
Reconnecting Your Team to Patient Centered Excellence
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.
Targeted Hospital Learning Programs Accelerate Quality Improvement
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. Increasing evidence shows, however, that hospitals are driving quality and patient safety improvements through exceptional education programs.
Overcoming the Barriers to Becoming a High-Performing Leader: How to Improve Communication and Accountability
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. Leaders have then enhanced their ability to take a seat at the decision-making table with senior leaders since their directly contributes to safety, quality, cost-savings and the overall core business of the organization.
Patient-Centered Medical Homes Solve Some Big Problems for the Healthcare Industry
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 and the Baby Boomers who are entering their senior years.
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.
2012 is a Make or Break Year for Meaningful Use
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..
Healthcare Reform Initiatives–Where Are We? What’s Next?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accountable Care Organizations 101
HealthStream ACO White Paper Series 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
Baby Boomers Entering the Senior Market
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.
Who Are the Winners in Value Based Purchasing?
This white paper examines HCAHPS results by themselves and then looks at findings when HCAHPS and clinical scores are viewed simultaneously for each hospital.
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.
CG-CAHPS Has Become the New Hot Survey
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.
The Race is on for ICD-10 Implementation
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.
The HCAHPS Imperative for Creating a Patient-Centered Experience
This white paper, from our partner Baptist Leadership Group, provides an overview of HCAHPS, the survey, and its implication for value based purchasing.
Creating Safer Healthcare organizations
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.
Improving Physician-Hospital Alignment
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.
Increasing the Impact of Your Healthcare Organization’s Competency Progra
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
The Importance of Using Healthcare-specific Benchmarks
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
Creating Safer Perinatal Departments in Hospitals: Introducing High-impact, Rapidly-delivered Training in Electronic Fetal Monitoring
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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