• Best Practices of HLC Administrators

    Best Practices of HLC Administration

    HLC Administrators are at the heart of every successful learning program. We chatted with several HLC administrators, and asked them their best practices for HLC administration. These 7 practices will elevate your learning management experience and provide the best outcomes for your entire organization.
  • Revolving Door

    Is Your Organization a Revolving Door?

    Healthcare HR directors are constantly under pressure to deliver a first-rate workforce. Contributing to this pressure is employee turnover—one of the most costly issues for HR managers, which manifests itself in two ways. One relates to new nurses fresh out of school that must be trained and oriented. Turnover rates for these new nurses is a substantial problem. The second issue relates to seasoned nurses that leave the hospital for other opportunities. This tendency has been exacerbated recently by the improvement in the economy, which normally provides more opportunities for change among healthcare professionals. Is your Organization a Revolving Door?
  • Total Rewards Infographic

    Show Your Employees Their Total Paycheck

    On average, salary comprises only 69% of an employee’s total compensation (Source: BLS, Employer Costs for Employee Compensation Summary, Dec 2016). Employees don’t see the other 31% of non-cash value, composed of valuable items such as training, vacation, healthcare subsidies, electronics, remote working equipment, or even the fancy espresso machine in the break room. Show your employees your full investment with these 9 easy steps to implementing Total Rewards in your own organization.
  • improve perinatal outcomes

    Improve Perinatal Outcomes

    The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any high resource country—and it’s the only country outside of Afghanistan and Sudan where the rate is rising. With the goal to decrease adverse patient outcomes, HealthStream and MedStar Health have co-developed an effective OB risk-focused learning series that ensures maximum knowledge acquisition and retention. Download the infographic to find out how the OB Risk Program can help your facility improve perinatal outcomes.
  • billing fraud

    Billing Fraud: The Dangers of Cloning

    Healthcare compliance continues to evolve with increased scrutiny on healthcare fraud, coding and documentations, and other critical risk areas. Every year, millions of dollars are improperly spent due to fraud and the consequences are severe. Download this infographic to read about a common scenario and what you can do to protect your organization.
  • sexual harassement in healthcare

    Sexual Harassment: The Boss' Helper

    Sexual harassment is a crime and contributes to a a poor work environment. Awareness, through education, is the key to preventing, and ultimately eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace. Download this infographic to read about a scenario and learn what you can do to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • stark and referrals

    Stark and Referrals: Pay For Just The Work

    Employee shortages among hospital medical staff is a serious issue in many areas. It can be difficult to attract physicians to work part-time when needed. to fill slots, hospitals may be tempted to offer additional payment and bonuses which is a violation of Stark law. Download this infographic to read about a common scenario and what you can do to prevent violations.
  • hipaa compliance

    HIPAA: PHI Where It Didn't Belong

    All healthcare workers are affected by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), a legislation which provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. HIPAA noncompliance can result in negative consequences such as disciplinary action, large fines and penalties. Download this infographic to read about a common scenario and what you can do to protect your organization and prevent violations.
  • revenue cycle optimization

    DIY Project: Revenue Cycle Optimization

    With the right instructions, team, and tools, some things can be fixed more efficiently and for less cost when you do it yourself. Your revenue cycle is one of those things. Here's how to fix it...
  • patient safety

    Patient Safety...in Numbers

    Ensuring that patients are safe while receiving care is of paramount importance to healthcare organizations. The statistics are staggering, but it’s more than just numbers when lives are at stake. Download this infographic to understand the broad impact of safety on patients and healthcare organization alike.
  • healthcare leadership development

    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?
  • building nurse confidence

    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.
  • healthcare workforce trends

    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:
  • healthcare security

    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.
  • nurse confidence

    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?
  • power of elearning

    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.
  • hcahps scores

    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.
  • medical device impact on RNs

    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.
  • healthcare recruiting

    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.
  • high cost of readmission

    The High Cost of Readmissions

    Since the passing of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), the number 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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