8 Effective Strategies to Decrease Denied Claims

The best approach to managing claims denials is a proactive approach. In this article, we review the common reasons for denied claims, the financial impact on healthcare organizations, and 8 strategies for how to effectively decrease denied claims.

March 08, 2024


Correlation Between CMS Star Rating & jane AI

The CMS Star Rating is an essential tool affecting hospital reputation and reimbursement. In this paper, hospitals utilizing jane AI for clinical nurse training and assessment were analyzed to determine if a correlation existed between their overall CMS star rating and their nursing staff’s average score on jane knowledge assessments.

February 29, 2024


10 Trends for 2024: Absorbing New Technology, Facing New Realities, and Solving Old Problems

The healthcare industry is advancing in many exciting ways. New technology is leading to breathtaking possibilities for higher quality, more efficient patient care. Broader applications of telemedicine are opening new doors for communication among providers and between providers and patients. ASCs and disruptors, such as Amazon and Walmart, are changing the landscape of care delivery.

February 05, 2024


Healing Hearts with jane:

This study explored the correlation between the scores from jane and the CMS-reported mortality rate for MI patients.

December 11, 2023


Reviewing the ART Program

Meet the founder and uncover the process leading to impactful results.

December 08, 2023


The Power of Education: Fostering Employee Happiness and Enhancing Business Performance

Continuing education and professional development directly impact employees’ knowledge, confidence, and job satisfaction, improving their performance. It may also be the key to creating a happier staff, given its significance to employee competence and confidence. If educational opportunities help improve employees’ happiness, it makes sense that such offerings would be beneficial to the company and its employees. Here, we take a look at a few ways in which this investment is worthwhile.

August 31, 2023


Simplify Your Search for a New Scheduling Solution

From examining and evaluating the current state of your scheduling practices to identifying the future goals of your organization, this checklist makes it simple and easy for you to outline your scheduling solution needs and know which questions to ask to find the right fit for your facility.

July 17, 2023


Meaningful Support in the Transition to Practice

In 2012, the Hawai’i State Center for Nursing established the first nurse residency program partnership in the nation. The Hawai’i Nurse Residency Program (HNRP) is a collaborative partnership between healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with an intended goal of supporting new nurse transition to practice, as well as incentivizing new nurses to stay at facilities within the state beyond their first year of practice. As of 2021, there are 14 partner hospitals covering all counties within the state and the scope continues to expand.

June 22, 2023


Building a Nurse Residency Program

With customization, value, and data-driven tools, you don’t have to choose between “build” or “buy”

April 21, 2023


Solutions to Care for an Aging Population

More than 10,000 U.S. adults are turning 65 each day. As the population ages, they generate a number of critical issues and trials for an industry that is already dealing with financial problems, severe staffing shortages, and provider burnout. The following are some of the unique challenges to be prepared for as a large proportion of our population ages over the next decade.

March 17, 2023


Top Reasons to Automate and Standardize Privileging with CredentialStream’s Privilege Solution

Specialty certification goes beyond the required state and local licensure requirements. Certification acknowledges clinical knowledge, experience, expertise, and judgement within a specialty. Let us show you how CE Unlimited can help with recruitment and retention.

March 17, 2023


A Less Settled Healthcare Industry: 10 Trends for 2023

As the healthcare industry continues to take stock of the changes occurring since the pandemic began, the future is still uncertain. In this article, we explore the shifts we’ve been observing in the industry and trends on the horizon that may impact your organization in 2023 and beyond.

January 25, 2023


2022 HealthStream Clinical Industry Report

The HealthStream 2022 clinical industry report is designed to provide clinical and education leaders insight into key findings related to clinical competency development.

August 11, 2022


The Importance of Certifications in Supporting Your Clinicians

Specialty certification goes beyond the required state and local licensure requirements. Certification acknowledges clinical knowledge, experience, expertise, and judgement within a specialty. Let us show you how CE Unlimited can help with recruitment and retention.

August 08, 2022


What if the Reports I Needed Could Just Appear Like Magic?

Do you wish you had a dollar for every night you’ve spent during your career drinking coffee in the wee hours of the morning, pulling together the information you need for an executive meeting the next day? We’ve all been there, wishing there was a better way to assemble an insightful report. Fortunately, you and HealthStream are thinking a lot alike.

August 02, 2022


Can Technology Improve the Quality of Resuscitation?

It is likely that CPR instruction that relies exclusively on instructor evaluation of performance will result in under-prepared providers. Technology, specifically manikins that can provide reliable feedback on all four critical components of CPR results in more accurate evaluation of those skills.

June 08, 2022


Building Back the Workforce

The changing landscape of work in the healthcare industry has had ripple effects that go far beyond the current shortage of workers. Employee recruitment and retention has always been a concern, but the current-day urgency has clouded the issue and led to many stopgap measures that are expensive and not viable in the long term. It’s time to strategically build back a strong, agile workforce.

June 02, 2022


Correlation Between CMS Star Rating and HealthStream Jane®

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) tracks and reports on several quality measures to provide transparency into different healthcare settings including acute care hospitals.

May 24, 2022


In Times of Trouble, Fostering Well-Being Is Key to Retention, Quality of Care

Turnover among nurses was a problem jeopardizing quality of patient care long before the pandemic hit in early 2020. Not only were hospitals in certain parts of the U.S. already experiencing severe nursing shortages, but they were also reeling from an unprecedented number of retirements among Baby Boomers who were leaving the workforce.

March 22, 2022


Ten Trends for 2022: Sudden Shifts and Our Search for Stability

Over the past two years, we have experienced many sudden shifts. There have been times when cases of COVID-19 were rapidly increasing; at other times they were rapidly declining. These sudden shifts are making it hard to look ahead with certainty. Learn about facing the mental health, staffing, and supply chain crises that are shaping healthcare’s future in this article.

January 27, 2022