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Best Practices, Experts, Predictions, and Problems: HealthStream’s Top 10 Blog Posts for 2017

For our final blog post of 2017, we looked back at everything published during the year to see which were looked at the most. The topics ranged from best practices and responses to new government mandates to predictions about problems healthcare leaders would be facing throughout the year and beyond. They also focused on improving outcomes by adopting new approaches and processes. Here are our 10 most popular blog posts published in 2017.

The Importance of Communication in Nursing

As a nurse, you must effectively communicate in order to be successful in your role. While there are many important examples of communication in healthcare, I have come to learn that effective communication is most important during patient interactions.

Reviewing and Managing COI Disclosures in the CMS Open Payments Database

Hospitals and other healthcare providers must monitor payments made to their affiliated physicians and mid-level providers. Using available technology, a query can be completed in just a few minutes.

Six Things to Understand About MACRA

Because of MACRA, 2021 will be the year of great surprises for physicians and a catalyst year for retirements, for movement to larger groups, and for various other changes that will forever essentially alter the practice of medicine.

Healthcare Employees Who Leave: The Opportunity Cost

HealthStream’s Second Opinions Podcast series features healthcare experts and their take on issues impacting the industry. We recently interviewed Elliot Clark, Chairman and CEO of SharedXpertise Media and HRO Today, a magazine focused on Human Resources leadership.

Healthcare Underinvests in its HR Systems and Processes: Podcast

The spend in the healthcare industry for HR overall is less than one percent of annual budget. They actually spend more in most healthcare systems on maintenance than they do on people.

More Disruption for Physicians and Post-Acute Care: 2017 Healthcare Trends

Looking at healthcare in 2017 and beyond, it’s likely that the worlds of physicians and post-acute care are going to be seriously disrupted.

Seven Best Practices of HLC Administration

HLC Administrators are at the heart of every successful HealthStream learning program. The practices below will elevate your learning management experience and provide the best outcomes for your entire organization.

Three Essential Best Practices for HIPAA Compliance

Three essential best practices for HIPAA compliance are to monitor and update BAAs, monitor and audit access, and perform adequate and routine risk analyses.

Patient Safety Best Practices From Two Healthcare Experts

We interviewed two leaders in patient safety—they shared strategies as well as the challenges faced by senior healthcare leaders trying to address patient safety and quality issues. Here are some of their best practices

The Top Challenges for Healthcare Leaders in 2017

The HealthStream100 were asked to rate the degree (on a five-point scale) to which they believe selected healthcare issues may be significant challenges for healthcare leaders in 2017.

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