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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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    4 Necessities to Building an Indestructible Compliance Training Program

    Many healthcare organizations consider compliance to be a major headache and ask themselves why they spend so much time and energy on this function. That is why it’s important to remember that compliance programs are mandatory by Section 6401 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This article is based on the recent webinar, “4 Necessities to Building an Indestructible Compliance Training Program,” during which compliance training experts from HCCS, A HealthStream Company, shared their insights and wisdom about using education to strengthen the organizational approach to healthcare compliance. Effective compliance training that incorporates these four key principles can help employees understand their obligations and make every staff member an extension of the compliance team.
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    CMS Updates to ICD-10 Codes

    The focus on Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) in CMS's 2018 ICD-10 Updates emphasizes the growing need for more thorough documentation around the treatment of chronically ill patients.
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    Elevating Resuscitation Practice at Mercy Health

    HealthStream recently spoke with Angela Woods and Melissa Reichling, educators at Mercy Health, about their experience during the organization’s transition to online resuscitation training and manikin-based skills validation. Download the article now to discover how Mercy Health achieved excellence in resuscitation with the help of HealthStream.
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    The Transition of Care Across the Continuum: Optimizing Care for Older Adults

    One in five hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries is readmitted within 30 days of discharge from an acute care setting at a cost of $2.6 billion annually. Download this article and learn more about HealthStream’s partnership with Duke Health to study ways to optimize the care of this important and growing population.
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    Understanding the Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies in 2018

    The Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Home Health have been revised for the first time in almost twenty years. In this article, you’ll learn more about the new CoP changes and how they have transformed the way HHAs operate.
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    Incivility and Bullying in Healthcare: Nine Things to Know

    When rudeness, incivility, and bullying behavior occurs on a healthcare team, the consequences can be deadly. This article highlights why incivility is so prevalent in healthcare and nine ways to combat this damaging issue.

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