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    The 4 Main Causes of Physician Burnout

    December 08, 2015

    In over 1600 hours of one-on-one coaching experience with burned out physicians, here are the five causes of burnout I see commonly.

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    Applying Appreciative Inquiry—The Case of Home-Laundered Scrubs

    December 08, 2015

    In order to become a courageous leader, you must be willing to take chances and put your work on the line, and leadership within the organization must support you.

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    7 Nurse Retention Strategies

    December 03, 2015

    Utilize these 7 nurse retention strategies from HealthStream to keep your healthcare employees happy and engaged with their work.

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    Straight Talk with Patients about Billing

    December 02, 2015

    It’s not always easy to talk about money with patients. Having the right conversation, at the right time, in the right way, can better serve patients’ needs, increase compliance, and reduce problems throughout the revenue cycle.

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    Physician Burnout is A Problem We Must Address Now

    December 01, 2015

    The epidemic of physician burnout may be the single largest negative influence on many organizations culture performance and profitability.

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    10 Ways to Encourage Better Physician Communication

    November 20, 2015

    Physicians looking to deliver a superior patient experience must take the time to evaluate how they communicate and commit to practicing new ways of speaking to patients.

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    Conflicts of Interest Becoming Hot Topics in Healthcare

    October 21, 2015

    With the publication in 2014 of the CMS “Open Payments” database, which makes all payments to physicians from Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies available in a searchable database, conflicts of interest has become a hot-button issue in healthcare.

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    CHI’s Standard Expectations, Local Flexibility Key to Favorable Transition of Care Ratings

    October 20, 2015

    CHI is partnering with post-acute providers in communities. According to Miller, “Designing a continuing care network with providers having aligned goals of quality and education has had a powerful impact for our consumers.”

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    Possible Solutions to Transition of Care Issues and Problems

    October 08, 2015

    In this article, we ask several important questions about care transitions and how they can lead to unnecessary hospital readmissions. They include (1) What makes care transition points so difficult and (2) Why are the “hand-offs” prone to issues? Several points of vulnerability and solutions are addressed.

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    Frequent Practice and Real-Time Feedback are Keys to Improved Resuscitation

    October 06, 2015

    In this PX Advisor feature article, HealthStream takes a look at the practice of resuscitation. Many of us have perceptions from popular television shows that resuscitation is almost always effective; however, the truth is that we are really not as good at resuscitating as you might think. Currently, we are only able to revive about 19% of those with in-hospital cardiac arrest.

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    Four More Things to Know About Readmissions

    September 30, 2015

    Studies have shown that there are a number of processes that occur during the inpatient stay and in the early stages of post-discharge care that do impact readmission rates. Most hospitals are focusing their improvement efforts in these areas. The following table identifies some of these common process breakdowns.

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    Three More Things to Know About Readmissions

    September 23, 2015

    Hospitals with readmission rates that exceed the national average are penalized by a reduction in payments across all of their Medicare admissions—not just those which resulted in readmissions. CMS began imposing penalties in FY2013 when the maximum penalty was 1% of the hospital’s base inpatient claims.

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    What One Chief Medical Officer is Thinking About Readmissions

    September 16, 2015

    The key is to take multiple steps to prevent a readmission. We need to be focused on plans for discharge as soon as the patient is admitted. You can’t wait until the day before. You need to try to have everything in place before the patient leaves the hospital.

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    Meeting the Training Requirements of Corporate Integrity Agreements

    September 14, 2015

    A CIA requires significant attention, data collection, legal defense, negotiation, new systems, new policies, oversight, and enforcement, possibly for many years. Healthcare facilities of all types, including hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, long-term care, physician groups, and more have all seen increases in CIAs. Yet, these organizations often struggle with what to do if a recipient of one.

  • How HealthStream Can Help With Post-Acute Care Issues

    September 14, 2015

    HealthStream uses empirically proven methods to improve the system of care in post-acute/long-term care facilities. With services ranging from strategic planning to accountability and alignment of care units, we offer products, services, and facilitators to improve post-acute/long-term care. Learn more about our post-acute care solutions.