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The Magnet Model

This ebook contains 5 chapters covering the 5 Model Components of the Magnet Recognition Program

October 22, 2021

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The Opioid Epidemic Amidst the Pandemic: Addressing the National Health Crisis

In a recent Revenue Cycle Special Interest Group (SIG) webinar, two HealthStream User Group members share their organizations’ innovative patient experience initiatives.

October 21, 2021

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10 Value-Based Healthcare KPIs you Should be Tracking

It is important to be strategic when developing a dashboard and deciding which KPIs to include. HealthStream can help your organization focus on what matters in a post-pandemic world.

October 20, 2021

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Healthcare Considerations of the Transgender Patient

Being transgender involves special considerations when it comes to healthcare, in terms of access to care, knowledge of clinicians, and feeling welcome at a healthcare organization. This blog post includes advice for creating a welcoming healthcare environment when treating transgender patients.

October 14, 2021

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Building a culture of belonging in healthcare

To understand why it matters for employees to feel safety and belonging in the healthcare workplace, it is essential to first understand the need for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. This blog post focuses on motivation, as well as practical advice for supporting a feeling of belonging.

October 12, 2021

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Spotting Eating Disorders in Elderly Patients

For older adults, especially those in residential care environments like long-term care or nursing homes, nutrition is very important. Issues with food intake and meal preparation are common in a congregate living facility. Here are some common symptoms and a discussion of treatments.

October 05, 2021

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What Is Healthcare Compliance?

The scope of compliance is broad and changes consistently. Make sure your organization has the right team and tools to remain in compliance.

September 30, 2021

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Exploring the Quadruple Aim – Improving Health Outcomes

The Quadruple Aim is a 4-part strategy aimed at improving healthcare for patients and providers. This blog post examines the Aim centered on improving healthcare outcomes, which requires healthcare to change its focus from care volumes to outcomes.

September 21, 2021

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Exploring the Quadruple Aim – Reducing Costs

The Quadruple Aim is a 4-part strategy aimed at improving healthcare for patients and providers. This blog post examines the Aim centered on reducing healthcare costs, offering some strategies to make that possible.

September 20, 2021

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Nursing and exercise: how to ease your pain

Being a nurse can hurt – your back, your knees, your hips and your feet. Be sure to make time to take steps to alleviate your pain.

September 17, 2021

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Neonatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is impacting the entirety of the U.S. healthcare system. Protective measures appropriate for almost all patients can be a disaster for neonatal care, where touch, constant interaction, and close contact play a decisive role. Learn about NOEP, the AWHONN educational program of evidence-based practices for neonatal care.

September 14, 2021

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Leaders anticipate greater focus on people, planning, and technology

Is optimism as essential as tangible goals for the future? This blog explores how healthcare providers can champion their people, learn from the past, and think about priorities—near and far.

September 01, 2021

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How COVID-19 has exacerbated the burnout crisis in U.S. nursing

Learn more about some recent findings that are drawing more attention to the nurse burnout problem in the United States. In this article there are examples of some root causes, with helpful suggestions that will help build resilience in each of the healthcare professionals. Not only are there ways for organizations to make a positive impact against nurse burnout, but healthcare leaders can model empowering behaviors in the interest of combating this problem.

September 01, 2021

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It’s not equal: Healthcare departments experience different levels of pandemic hurt

Disruption to operations, redeployment of clinicians to new areas, and financial loss support reports of devastation. Read about ways to address affected business areas within healthcare organizations.

August 31, 2021

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Healthcare’s Big Disruption: Healthcare Future, Changes Will Land Quickly

This article is part of a three-part series: Healthcare’s Big Disruption. Responses to HealthStream’s survey questions about the future highlight healthcare management’s renewed focus on staffing and planning. Understand how leaders across departments are prioritizing employee well-being and digital upgrades in light of the pandemic.

August 30, 2021

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Healthcare’s Big Disruption: Healthcare Present, Crisis in the Air

This article is part of a three-part series: Healthcare’s Big Disruption. Centering on present-day challenges, this article explores results from an April survey: “What Are Healthcare Executives Thinking About the Past, Present and Future?” Responses from executives expressed great concern about the pandemic’s devastating impact on workers, patients and operations. Learn how healthcare systems are weathering the crisis.

August 30, 2021

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Healthcare’s Big Disruption: Healthcare Past, Cracks in Industry Preparedness

This article is part of a three-part series: Healthcare’s Big Disruption. Learn how healthcare executives responded to survey questions asking them to assess the connection between past healthcare improvement efforts and current levels of preparedness. Did efforts to address issues and implement reforms set them up for success in today’s healthcare environment?

August 30, 2021

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Big wins in staff engagement and competency with Quality OB and Quality EC

Woman's Hospital achieves big wins in staff engagement and competency after switching to HealthStream's Quality OB and Quality EC programs.

August 27, 2021

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Checking in on nurse burnout statistics

The pandemic caused an already-high rate of nurse burnout to increase. Strategies for combatting nurse burnout should be on the radar screen of every healthcare leader.

August 26, 2021

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Healthcare Report Card: Leaders assess the past decade of healthcare improvements

Is there a connection between past healthcare reform efforts and current levels of preparedness? Learn more about these areas of concern and the departments that will be most affected.

August 26, 2021