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Five New Articles Address the Future of Healthcare

HealthStream is committed to solving big problems in healthcare, in areas ranging from clinical development and talent management to resuscitation, revenue cycle management, and compliance. Below you’ll find links to five recent articles that discuss where healthcare is headed, Conflict of Interest (COI) developments, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare, Compliance, and the next wave of ICD-10.

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. Robin Rose, Vice President, Healthcare Resource Group at HealthStream, breaks down the top ten healthcare trends for 2019. Robin breaks down multiple topics ranging from disruptive technology to staff shortages.

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.

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.

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.

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.