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    High Stakes: The Risks of Poor Patient-Provider Communication

    Literacy challenges, healthcare jargon, fast-paced healthcare encounters, and a host of other issues make it imperative that caregivers become better communicators and narrators of patient care.
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    eBook: The Impact of Communication on Healthcare Outcomes

    The principles of communication are straightforward, but when dealing with patient care can be much more complex. Research shows that there are strong positive relationships between a healthcare team member’s communication skills and a patient’s health outcomes, as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. In this eBook, clinicians share their experiences in communicating with patients and we explore the importance of effective communication for improving patient care.
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    eBook: Turning the Tide on Turnover Rates

    Employee turnover in healthcare remains a serious issue and the affects can be devastating. Not only is turnover one of the more costly issues faced by healthcare organizations, but it also affects the quality of care, employee morale, and the patient experience. Download this free eBook with valuable information for healthcare leaders dealing with this complex challenge
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    eBook: Confidence in the Development of your Future Leaders

    Tomorrow’s leaders in healthcare will not appear out of thin air, out of some unseen deep pool of talent ready to surface when needed. Healthcare organizations will not be suddenly blessed by an influx of professionals who ride in over the horizon with the intrinsic talent to motivate, manage and inspire. Tomorrow’s leaders must be developed today. They will not come from other industries. They will be healthcare people from within healthcare organizations who understand the challenges, frustrations and rewards firsthand. The question remains… how will you identify, assess, and develop your future leaders? Download this free eBook to learn more about the importance of developing your leaders.
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    eBook: The Steady Path to Caregiver Confidence

    Effectively onboarding and developing your healthcare employees is foundational for ensuring optimal clinical and business outcomes. But how do you develop caregivers that are confident in their roles? How do you instill that confidence in new nurses entering your workforce? And what methods do you use to prepare those with the most potential to move into leadership roles?
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    eBook: The Path to Nurse Confidence: Empowering Your Staff from Day One

    From hiring and onboarding to competency and leadership development, HealthStream empowers nurses with confidence to deliver the best care. This free eBook contains information on how to super charge nurse confidence, onboarding, nurse residency pathways, and more.
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    eBook: The New Rules of Patient Experience

    Improving the experience of care is front-of-mind for today’s healthcare leaders and has a significant bottom-line impact. But how do you ensure your workforce is competent and engaged? How do you prepare for impending survey changes? And how do non-acute settings impact the experience across the care continuum? Download the free eBook with valuable information for leaders who are addressing this complex challenge.
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    7 Ways to Ease the Pain of Healthcare Hiring

    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. By utilizing both the direct and indirect recruiting methods shared in this report, you can develop new ways to improve your quality of hire while reducing your cost per hire. Read the article to learn the seven ways to reduce hiring costs.
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    eBook: A Closer Look at Readmissions and Medical Errors

    Readmissions and medical errors are a common and expensive problem. But what are the key drivers and how can they be addressed? What are the real costs and consequences of such error? And how does post-acute care impact the trend? Download the free eBook with valuable information for healthcare leaders who are rising to meet this complex challenge.
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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 paper looks at the trends reshaping the healthcare workforce and the new rules of recruiting.
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    PROVIDER ENROLLMENT: An Emerging Revenue Cycle Imperative for Hospitals

    In this White Paper, HealthStream examines the new environment for Provider Enrollment and its implications for hospital and health system leaders. We present new research collected in early 2015 by HealthStream from 130 hospital and health system credentialing executives throughout the U.S. who indicate that improving the Provider Enrollment function is a high priority in their organizations.
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    Creating Patient-Centered Excellence in the Physician Office

    How do you engage physician practices in the world of patient experience when they are already facing time and financial constraints? Successful practices start by asking one important question: Why should we build a patient-centered culture? Learn more in this white paper.
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    What Will Value Based Purchasing Mean for Your Hospital?

    This white paper examines HCAHPS results by themselves and then looks at findings when HCAHPS and clinical scores are viewed simultaneously for each hospital.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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