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    Make Certain Performance Rewards for Healthcare Staff Are Adaptable

    October 27, 2014

    One of the most recognizable influences in today’s workplace environment is diversity. A recognition program therefore should embrace creative options to reward all involved and to keep the initiative from going stale.

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    The Role of Continuing Education (CE) in Improving Patient Outcomes

    October 22, 2014

    The 2010 Affordable Care Act has initiated broad and transformational change to our healthcare system, with reimbursements shifting from fee-for-service care to value-based care. In response to the changes upon us, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) launched a two-year initiative to assess and provide thought leadership on transforming the nursing profession.

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    Performance Recognition for Healthcare Staff Must Be Meaningful

    October 20, 2014

    Meaningful recognition is tied intrinsically to the organization’s mission, vision and values. When employees see that their actions have impacted one of these driving principles, they are motivated to repeat the behavior again and again. But it is also important to research how people wish to be rewarded, what is meaningful to them.

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    The Importance of Sincere Rewards and Recognition in Healthcare

    October 13, 2014

    A reward should reflect a genuine expression of appreciation. Insincerity is easily perceived when the words and body language are inadequate. Moreover, because the recognition comes across as shallow, it’s ineffective. The process of reward and recognition should never be viewed as a chore.

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    Five Essential Attributes of Reward and Recognition in Healthcare

    October 06, 2014

    Reward and recognition are critical to an employee’s success and work performance. They generate extraordinary commitment, ownership and loyalty from staff. Over the years at the BLG, we have learned to “sharpen the saw” when it comes to employee acknowledgment. We recommend five, very basic tenets that to which everyone in an organization should adhere to: the practice of SMART reward and recognition.

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    Eight Things to Know About Employed Physicians

    September 18, 2014

    Convential wisdom in healthcare tells us that the number of employed physicians is on the rise. We have researched the place of physicians in healthcare; highlights of our findings are below:

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    Why Should We Reward and Recognize in Healthcare? Best Practice Series

    September 15, 2014

    A program for rewarding and recognizing employees is one of the most effective tools available to inspire, motivate and create excellence within your organization’s culture. Employee satisfaction is driven by a variety of factors, both tangible and intangible, from friendly work environment to good pay. In an effort to pin down exactly what matters most to individuals, behavioral science surveys have repeatedly asked employees what brings them the highest job satisfaction.

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    Predicting the Impact of the Physician Payment Sunshine Database

    September 05, 2014

    The Physician Payment Sunshine Act requires that all manufacturers of drugs, devices, and biological and medical supplies covered by federal health care programs report all financial relationships with physicians and teaching hospitals to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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    9 Healthcare Training Best Practices for EMR Adoption

    August 08, 2014

    With increasing frequency and impact, healthcare organizations are implementing EMR systems, such as Epic, to improve patient care and outcomes, drive standardization and reduce variability in clinical practice, accelerate adoption of evidence-based practices, optimize Meaningful Use Incentives, and reduce costs.

  • Healthcare workforce planning

    Engaging Your Emergency Room Staff: An Employee Satisfaction Lesson

    July 29, 2014

    According to research, four out of ten workers globally are disengaged. In the healthcare industry, the situation is worse. Nurses in the U.S. are overworked, stressed, and emotionally and physically exhausted, causing nearly 50% of staff to be either disengaged or just moderately engaged. This situation is not helpful to an industry that is seeking to increase its workforce.

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    What Matters to Emergency Department Physicians?

    July 22, 2014

    What is important to Emergency Department physicians, and how do they compare to physicians from other medical specialties? HealthStream has a database of more than 37,000 physicians who have recently participated in our Physician Insights Survey. Within this database, more than 2,500 physicians are Emergency Medicine Specialists.

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    The Power of Rounding in the Emergency Department

    July 18, 2014

    Leaders often ask which tool is most effective for improving the patient experience in the emergency department. If they were to select and implement just one item with the most impact for enhancing service in the ED, what would it be? The answer to that question is simple.

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    Top Six Goal-Setting Practices for Healthcare Organizations

    July 09, 2014

    Are your employees aware of your healthcare organization’s vision and top objectives? If your organization is like most hospitals and healthcare organizations, employees do not have any insight into your key objectives.

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    Improved CE Management: A HealthStream Customer-Guided Success

    July 08, 2014

    Emory Healthcare is a six-hospital system with multiple physician offices in and around Atlanta, Georgia. As the HealthStream Learning Center System Administrator, Pat understands the value of continuing education. She is passionate about helping Emory staff get the credits they need to keep doing what they love doing.

  • Industry sponsored education

    Become a Stellar Perioperative Nurse: Education and Professional Development

    June 25, 2014

    Why settle for being an average clinician when one can be an outstanding, competent performer? Proficiency at an expert level takes self-confidence, personal motivation, commitment, dedication, and time.


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