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    When it’s Time to Pass the Baton, Will the Next Runner be Ready?

    Nurse leaders are retiring in record rates and currently 1 in 2 healthcare job openings remain unfilled. The need for leadership is critical now more than ever before. The best future leaders will come from the high-potential employees who are already a part of the organization and know the culture. Developing those employees now is imperative to business & clinical success. Will you be ahead of the pack or trailing behind?
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    Bridging the Gap: Building Nurse Confidence from Education to Practice

    New nurses are in high demand, and new graduates face a number of transition challenges that can lead to low confidence and high turnover. In addition, replacing nurses is expensive, costing one to one and a half times an annual salary. HealthStream’s Nurse Residency Pathway uses an intelligent, analytical approach to help with managing and onboarding new nurses-- in a cohesive and effective manner. The result is an increase in job satisfaction, new grad competence, and most importantly, patient safety.
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    10 Healthcare Workforce Development Trends to Watch in 2016

    The healthcare sector is hot, which means HR leaders, who are already moving at full speed, will have to be smarter and more strategic when it comes to managing talent. According to a recent HealthStream HR Executive Survey, 75% of healthcare organizations say having a talent acquisition strategy is more important today than even a year ago. Yet, 78% say attracting quality candidates is more difficult this year than last. As you look to build a high performing workforce in 2016, here are 10 trends that will shape the coming years:
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    Security Awareness

    Patient records have never been more coveted. As their black market value continues to rise, so do attempts to illegally obtain them. Cyber criminals have realized healthcare has fallen behind other industries in terms of data protection and the ramifications can be crippling to organizations not prepared to deal with today’s threats.
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    Confidence: The Two Sides of the Coin

    Confidence in healthcare is important to both patients and providers. Patients need to have confidence in the care they receive, while providers need to be confident that they can keep their patients safe and help them achieve their desired outcome. Addressing the obstacles on both sides is critical for an improved experience and communication is the key to tackling the confidence gap. Do your patients, nurses, and providers have the assurance they need to feel confident in their outcomes?
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    The Power of eLearning

    The median in-hospital survival rate for cardiac arrest is an unacceptable 24%, yet busy admins make it hard to manage a CPR program and balance education initiatives. Download the infographic to find out how HeartCode can help save money and transform your resuscitation program.
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    HCAHPS Scores Are on the Rise. Are Yours?

    Since 2008, we have seen a steady, year-over-year improvement in HCAHPS scores nationally. We can definitely say the patient experience of care has improved, and HCAHPS is achieving its initial objective. Because of this, facilities can no longer stay stagnant or status quo. Hospitals that are not improving are actually seeing their percentile scores, and reimbursements, decline as the rest of the hospitals in the U.S. are pushing ahead without them. We call this phenomenon All Boats Are Rising.
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    Medical Device Impact on RNs

    75% of Nurses are stressed due to lack of proper medical device training while product implementations are moving at an increasingly rapid pace, healthcare organizations are tasked with meeting ever-higher productivity standards. Learn more in this infographic.
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    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 infographic looks at the trends reshaping the healthcare workforce and the new rules of recruiting.
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    The High Cost of Readmissions

    Since the passing of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), thenumber of diagnosis that qualify for potential penalty has grown from three to five with more expected to be added in FY2017. The maximum rate of penalty has also jumped from 1% to 3% over that same period of time. Acute and post-acute healthcare facilities must address this swelling issue in order to prevent the HRRP from impacting their bottom line while ensuring the best possible care for their patients.
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    Coder Productivity

    This infographic provides an overview of the decline and productivity coders are experiencing as a result of ICD-10.
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    What's to Blame for Disengaged Physicians?

    Physician engagement is an integral part of sustaining excellence in the patient experience. Focused efforts can lead to maximized reimbursements as well as the achievement of quality and financial performance goals.
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    6 Steps to Evidence-Based Practice

    By the year 2020, 90% of clinical decisions will be supported by accurate, timely, up-to-date clinical information, and will reflect the best available evidence. See how you can start achieving evidence-based practice at your organization with these 6 steps.
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    Patient Experience Touch Points in the Physician Office

    The patient experience is shaped across the entire continuum of care and includes everything the patient sees, hears, feels, and touches while moving across it. There are five sets of touch points in the physician practice to consider when working to create an exceptional patient experience.
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    The Cost of Nurse Turnover

    Nurses are turning over at staggering rates – at an average cost of $6.25 million to your hospital every year. The good news – we know why, and can take steps to prevent it from happening. Learn more in this infographic.

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