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    COVID-19 and the Complexities of Telehealth Privileging (Part 1)

    May 28, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has upended everything in healthcare from basic services delivery to the credentialing and licensure process, says Vicki Searcy, Vice President, Consulting Services, at VerityStream.

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    What Does a Home Health Care Nurse Do?

    May 27, 2020

    Home health nursing is one of the many career options available within the nursing profession. It is a choice for registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and nurse assistants (NAs). The educational requirements for a home health nurse are dependent on individual nursing certifications.

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    New Healthcare Roles Are Emerging to Meet Changing Care Needs

    May 25, 2020

    As medicine evolves, new types of doctors and nurses are emerging to meet our system’s changing needs. In some cases, these clinicians are in new specialties that didn’t exist until recently, and demand for some of these physicians is already high.

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    How to Get and Give the Most from Hourly Rounding

    May 22, 2020

    Whereas purposeful rounding was a mechanical process in its early days, typically relying on rigid requirements and a strict set of questions, nurses have recently become more practical and flexible in achieving it, leading to a potential for greater success and better outcomes.

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    The Importance of Building Competence in Change Management

    May 21, 2020

    Most of our focus on competency in healthcare is on clinical and leadership competencies; however, given the rapid rate of change in healthcare, it also makes sense to ensure that your organization is competent in change itself.

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    The ABCs of Credentialing and Life Support Certification

    May 20, 2020

    Credentialing professionals need to know about establishing and maintaining requirements for basic life support. It is an important patient safety concern that health care staff and physicians can recognize and immediately respond to an emergency.

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    What Is Cultural Competence in Healthcare?

    May 19, 2020

    Now more than ever, healthcare professionals and everyone supporting them in the industry need to work to break down any barriers to care. One way many organizations are making an effort to meet more patients’ needs is to focus on cultural competence.

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    Nurse Retention: Where Are We Now & Strategies for Moving Forward

    May 18, 2020

    A variety of factors are and will continue to impact nurse retention and drive nursing shortages. Creative solutions and new partnerships may help mitigate the impact on healthcare

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    Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Healthcare

    May 15, 2020

    Artificial intelligence (AI) research and application within medicine is growing rapidly. In 2016, healthcare AI projects attracted more investment than AI projects within any other sector of the global economy.

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    New Tools for Achieving High Quality CPR

    May 14, 2020

    New educational tools educate hospital and other healthcare providers on the latest guidance on CPR using streamlined education that can save time and money in the certification process while ensuring every student is receiving training on high-quality CPR

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    Addressing Challenges in Medical Billing

    May 13, 2020

    While much of healthcare is in flux, the importance of helping patients to understand their financial responsibilities remains constant. Effective communication strategies and processes remain the best way to optimize revenue cycle and collections.

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    Improving Communication in the Emergency Room

    May 12, 2020

    While communication is extremely important in every healthcare environment, the Emergency Room stands out as one where communication success is critical, especially when saving lives can be a matter of quick decisions and responses within minutes or hours.

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    How Nursing Informatics Benefits Quality Outcomes

    May 11, 2020

    Using the various electronic medical record systems that are now ubiquitous in healthcare for collecting health information across an organization, nurse informaticists are managing, interpreting, and communicating data with a primary purpose to improve the quality and outcomes of patient care.

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    Developing Leading Edge Knowledge Assessments for Healthcare Requires a Rigorous Process

    May 08, 2020

    HealthStream’s assessments are based on best practices for test development, including meeting psychometric standards as well as federal directives outlined in the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures.

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    How to Handle Employees When Improving Outcomes Requires New and Changing Duties for Staff

    May 07, 2020

    Healthcare organizations are perpetually seeking out best practices for every aspect of clinical care and for management issues. Harvesting those best practices is a relatively simple process, but operationalizing those practices typically proves more elusive.

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