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Top 10 Blog Posts Published in 2019 by HealthStream

 

Here are the top 10 blog posts published in 2019 by HealthStream:

How to Become a Healthcare Compliance Officer

The career outlook for healthcare compliance careers is very promising. A few years ago, The Wall Street Journal labeled compliance officer the hottest job in America. The blog has advice about education, training, skills, and the career path for becoming a healthcare compliance officer.

What Is Revenue Cycle in Healthcare?

The healthcare revenue cycle is integral to facility stability, so a well-rounded training and continuing education approach must be taken to ensure full staff understanding and buy-in. This post details the functions involved in revenue cycle for healthcare and the role education plays in improving it.

Common Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Challenges in 2019

Despite the vigor of the Ambulatory Surgery Center market, this care sector is facing some significant challenges in the years ahead, like much of the rest of healthcare. Some of the challenges are discussed briefly in this blog post.

Understanding the Primary Nursing Care Model

The primary care nursing model is often misunderstood, yet when properly deployed can lead to better patient outcomes and improved nursing staff satisfaction and retention. This blog post focuses on its definition, challenges, and impediments to adoption.

Responding to the Opioid Epidemic—Taking on the Challenge Begins with You

Like for any emergent disease, as healthcare professionals, we know what to do about opioid abuse disorder. Prevent the disease from ever happening and use evidence-based practices to treat those affected. Given the enormity of the problem, we conclude it will take a long time and great effort to effect change. This post is focused on individual actions that can make a difference.

What Is Nursing Informatics?

As healthcare becomes more focused on using data to improve outcomes, Nursing Informatics is a specialized area of nursing and branch of this profession that is seeing much growth. This blog post’s purpose is to be an elementary introduction to this burgeoning specialty.

Healthcare Workforce Shortages and Suggestions for What to Do about Them

Experts have been talking about the U.S. healthcare workforce shortage for some time. To combat this serious problem, this blog post presents five solutions that have been proposed for situations where there just aren’t enough workers.

Major Issues for the Behavioral Healthcare Sector in 2019

Behavioral Health is a care environment facing major challenges, similar to much of the rest of healthcare. Here are some of the issues facing this area of healthcare that will have an impact on its workforce and outcomes in the immediate future.

The Financial and Care Impacts of Healthcare Turnover

The cost of turnover at one major medical center represented a loss of more than 5 percent of the total annual operating budget, according to an article in Health Care Management Review. This blog post excerpts a HealthStream article about the impact of healthcare turnover.

Specific Healthcare Conflict of Interest Examples and How to Prevent Them

This blog post discusses how conflicts of interest can range from the most simple and obvious to extraordinarily complex; these few examples demonstrate this variety well. Well defined policies and procedures can provide a template for improved understanding and compliance with conflicts of interest policies.