• Article: Improving Nurse Competency and Critical Thinking Skills in New Hires

    Improving Nurse Competency and Critical Thinking Skills in New Hires: An Experience Using Jane

    Imagine how hard it is for a healthcare organization to know that nurses new to the profession or moving to a new department are qualified and able to provide high quality care. HealthStream’s Jane is an artificial intelligence-driven competency assessment system, designed to help healthcare providers assess competency and critical thinking, identify individual deficits in preparation, and then personalize a learning program for all new candidates.
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    Is Your Healthcare Organization Preparing For Potential Health Risks Associated With Warmer Temperatures?

    Temperatures are increasing and could potentially correlate with an increase in catastrophic weather events, increased health risks, and more. This article explores the importance of healthcare organizations preparing to adapt to the potential health risks that warming temperatures could bring.
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    Improve Outcomes Through Performance-Guided Learning

    Are your employee training programs geared toward compliance or toward growth? Shifting the education and training paradigm away from mandated classes and annual testing to a more nimble, customized model.
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    Growth Potential: Career Pathways Offering Mentorship and Education Can Engage & Motivate Revenue Cycle Staff

    Finding and keeping high-quality staff is a continual challenge in healthcare, especially in a tight labor market. For a facility to operate at peak efficiency, attention must be paid to all areas of the healthcare industry, both patient-facing and back office.
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    Manageable But Often Overlooked: Chronic Disease Treatment Will Play a Vital Role in Effective Population Health Efforts

    From diabetes, depression, COPD, hypertension and more, chronic conditions affect the entire care continuum, and proper management of these serious, often under estimated, disorders should play a vital role in any population health management effort. Click to read more.
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    The Opioid Abuse Epidemic: A Problem Across The Entire Care Continuum

    Did you know that every day more than 130 people in the United States die from overdosing on opioids? This epidemic of abuse with significant human cost is a serious national crisis with an impact on the physical, mental, and economic health of the country. In this article, we explore the cost of the crisis and how environments across the entire care continuum are taking the necessary steps to combat this epidemic.
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    Ten Conclusions about Conflict of Interest Management in Healthcare

    Methodologies to manage conflicts of interest vary widely across healthcare organizations. Read the article to learn about the 10 conclusions that were drawn from survey results about the existing state of COI management in healthcare.
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    Hot Topics in Healthcare Compliance Part 2

    At Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) 4th Annual Enforcement Conference, attendees were treated to several hot topics from experts in the field. Topics included enforcement compliance, criminal fraud investigations, and privacy enforcement actions in a variety of care settings. Download the article to learn more.
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    Navigate the Healthcare Regulatory Training Maze

    Endless, complicated, and headache-inducing. That could sum up the world of state and federal healthcare training and compliance requirements. Download the article to learn how Compass can help you change the way to search for regulatory training requirements.
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    Footing the Bill: Improving the Patient Financial Experience

    Providing high-quality healthcare means delivering on many components. Patients’ impressions, especially around cost and perceived value, are having an increasing effect on providers and organization's bottom lines. There’s no time to waste to ensure that everyone is able to foot the bill with the ever-changing landscape of the patient financial expectations.
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    Improving Resuscitation throughout the Care Continuum: Lessons and Suggestions about CPR Training

    It’s no secret that resuscitation rates are grim across the spectrum of healthcare. Outside of acute-care settings, they range from a shocking 2 to 11 percent, which is not much better than that in hospitals, where survival rates still range from a paltry 18 to 24 percent. In this article, Donna Hayes, former resuscitation coach at HealthStream, outlines lessons and suggestions for improving resuscitation throughout the care continuum.
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    Decreasing Adverse Patient Outcomes: How a Quality Onboarding Program Reduces Errors

    Research suggests that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, pushing hospitals to rethink their approach to patient care. This article discusses why mistakes are so easily made and how hospital onboarding programs play a vital role in reducing errors.
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    Using Artificial Intelligence to Assess Critical Thinking for Healthcare

    At the heart of our Clinical Development System is competency development. This article outlines how our solution works “from hire to retire” to assess new nurses and provide personalized development plans.
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    Developing Critical Thinking Skills: The Key to an Effective Onboarding Program for New Nurses

    Healthcare organizations must work quickly & efficiently to fight shortages & ensure staff is equipped to provide quality patient care. This article outlines the ways to assess & develop nurses for the ability to think critically.
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    7 Common Reasons Employees Leave Healthcare Jobs

    Now more than ever before, Healthcare workers who provide excellent care are becoming more valuable as their demand increases. Losing those valuable staff members can have a serious impact on care and outcomes. To combat excessive turnover, organizations must identify ways they can create employees satisfaction to improve retention rates and provide the best care.
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    Hot Topics in Healthcare Compliance

    At Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) 4th Annual Enforcement Conference, attendees were treated to a variety of hot topics from experts in the field. Topics included new developments with the False Claims Act, Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks, the changing regulatory landscape relating to opioids, and the anatomy of a corporate integrity agreement. Download the article to learn more.
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    10 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2019

    2019 will be a year of change in the healthcare industry but also great innovation. This article will identify ways to help your organization face the year head-on, while also addressing challenges that are influencing the delivery of care.
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    Where We Stand with Healthcare Conflict of Interest (COI) Compliance

    Bill Sacks, former Vice President of COI Management at HCCS, a Healthstream company, interviewed compliance officers who have had distinguished careers at academic medical centers and health systems from coast to coast. Bill’s findings reveal common themes in compliance efforts that identify and manage real and perceived conflicts of interest at their institutions, as well as key lessons learned.
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    Personalized Development Plans are Essential for Healthcare Clinicians

    We know that knowledge acquisition is not enough to move the dial on outcomes. In reality, when faced with an emergent problem on a clinical unit, there are no multiple choice answers offered. In this article, we interview Trisha Coady, HealthStream's Senior VP and General Manager of Clinical Solutions on how personalized development plans are essential for healthcare clinicians.
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    Eliminating Paperwork at Alternate Solutions Health Network: Create a More Valuable Checklist Experience

    Every day, organizations across the care continuum use paper checklists to ensure consistency, prevent errors, and create a standard of performance for all employees. But advances in technology offer a more efficient way—now you can streamline your approach to checklists by using a checklist automation tool. In a recent webinar, Nancy Warthman of Alternate Solutions Health Network (ASHN) explains how her organization utilizes HealthStream’s award-winning Checklist Management tool to standardize and document validation of skills and track completions. Download the article to learn more.
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