• Onboarding Programs a Solution to the Growing Nurse Shortage

    May 26, 2016
    blog 5.15.14
    The literature supports a one-year onboarding program that offers a blended learning approach to address the unique learning needs of residents is essential to building confidence, fostering retention, and ensuring knowledge transfer.
  • Healthcare Recruiting: It’s Time to Make it Easier

    May 24, 2016
    blog post 05242016
    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.
  • Best Practices: Why is Peer Interviewing Important for Healthcare?

    May 23, 2016
    blog post 05232016
    Peer interviewing contributes to employee retention and reduced turnover, which translate into a significant financial benefit for your organization.
  • Employee Engagement Among Healthcare Staff is Key to PX

    May 19, 2016
    blog post 05192016
    Truly positive change in patient experience is not easily accomplished. Here is an unvarnished story of hard work and the challenges in carrying through on commitments to employees and patients.
  • Q2 2016 PX Advisor Focuses on Non-Acute Care

    May 19, 2016
    blog post 05182016
    The non-acute sector of the healthcare industry is undergoing tremendous change. Non-acute providers are struggling with increasing demand, new technology, documentation difficulty, and the pressure to integrate services across the continuum of care. In this issue of the PX Advisor, we take a deep dive into the non-acute healthcare sector.
  • Healthcare Recruiting: Improve Retention and Internal Referrals

    May 17, 2016
    blog post 05172016
    Whether you are talking about new customers or new employees, the rule is the same: it costs much more (7-10 times as much) to find a new one than to keep the one you have happy. Working to improve retention and internal referrals can be one of the most effective recruiting strategies you can employ.
  • Best Practices: What is Peer Interviewing for Healthcare?

    May 16, 2016
    blog post 051616
    The practice of peer interviewing—including members of a work group in the hiring process—is a valuable means of ensuring that a prospective employee will flourish.
  • CAHPS Survey Program Will Grow Further in 2016

    May 09, 2016
    blog post 05062016
    With four new CAHPS programs in development, the voluntary national implementation of another that began in January, and significant changes looming that impact the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), we can’t afford to ignore the patient experience in 2016.
  • Healthcare Recruiting: Leverage Your Data and Dollars

    May 03, 2016
    blog post 05032016
    One common mistake made by many healthcare providers, and most other industries for that matter, is overpaying to get great talent. That does not mean that better talent does not warrant better pay. It does mean, however, that you do not have to overpay.
  • Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2016

    April 28, 2016
    blog post 04282016
    In 2016, healthcare organizations are beginning to look beyond the government mandates that have dominated their attention for the past several years. . Executives are beginning to look toward the issues they know they will be facing by the end of the decade—such as more intense staff shortages and increased pressure to deliver value-based care—and are refocusing on these longer term topics.
  • Healthcare Recruitment Strategy: Get Social

    April 26, 2016
    blog post 04262016
    Used properly, a social media recruiting strategy can be a tremendous tool for reducing your hiring costs as it allows you to target, engage, and recruit those that fit your target candidate profile.
  • From the HealthStream Engagement Institute

    Bright Ideas Programs for Healthcare: Success Stories and Final Advice

    April 25, 2016
    blog post 04252016
    A HealthStream client recently implemented our Bright Ideas tool and generated 997 ideas in the first nine months of the program. Of those ideas, they immediately implemented 284 with a cost savings of $205,654!
  • HealthStream Living Labs: Talking About Nurse Residency Pathways

    April 21, 2016
    blog post 04212016
    The reality of the workplace is light years apart from what new nurses experience in school. The learning gained in nursing school doesn’t always prepare these new nurses for practicing and for handling a large number of patients.
  • Healthcare Recruitment Strategy: Build Your Employer Brand

    April 19, 2016
    blog post 7.16.13[2]
    The secret of employer branding is that it creates a powerful self-selection tool for your candidates. This eliminates a large portion of unqualified candidates, or those who are not a good organizational fit, from even applying in the first place.
  • Real Life Examples of Bright Ideas Program Submissions in Healthcare

    April 18, 2016
    blog post 04182016
    For one of our customers, Bright Ideas were submitted for improvements in such areas as time savings, safety improvements, and cost reduction. This post lists just a few of them.