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Relias Impact Blog

Performance improvement through staff training and workforce development.

Relias Impact Blog

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Protecting Mothers: Helping Hospitals Turn High Risk Into High Reward

9 minute read

In my white paper, Rethinking Patient Safety: Turning High Risk Into High Rewards, I outline what I’ve found to be the successful approach to increasing patient safety by reducing risk. It is a simple framework: Analyze. Assess. Educate. To bring it to life, I had a few respected healthcare voices share their stories.

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It’s Time to Redefine Self-Care

7 minute read

While job growth in the healthcare and human services sectors continues to grow at a rapid pace, there also continues to be a consistently high rate of employee turnover. One million nurses are expected to turnover in the next 15 years, and direct support professionals in intellectual and developmental disability services have an average annual turnover rate of 49 percent.

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Social Determinants of Health: Food Security and its Connection with Chronic Disease Treatment

8 minute read

Over 42 million people are food insecure in the United States – that’s approximately 1 in 8 people. 1 in 4 adults in the United States have two or more chronic health conditions.

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IDD Workforce Crisis: National Core Indicators Report by The Numbers

4 minute read

By 2020, the Health and Human Services department estimates the number of individuals with IDD in need of residential inhome and day supports is expected to rise from an estimated 1,015,000 in 2003 to 1,400,000 in 2020, an increase of about 38%.

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Get the Most Out of Your Leadership Development Program

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It has become crystal clear that organizations need to offer superior leadership development if they want to compete in the modern workforce. The growing talent shortage makes it imperative that you retain current employees and promote from within. Additionally, not many organizations actually take the time to examine and assess incoming leadership skills. Consequently, leaders sometimes don’t...

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3 Secrets to Nurse Onboarding

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It was my first day in the emergency department (ED) as a new graduate nurse. While I had completed my final clinical rotation in the pediatric section of this very ED, I was still anxious about what to expect. This community hospital had massive volume, housed a level 1 trauma center, and had multiple specialty areas, including a women’s emergency suite, chest pain center, behavioral health...

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Scaling Without Adding FTEs

1 minute read

Data volumes continue to increase at an exponential rate – with the mass adoption of EMR systems, data creation and collection will continue to outpace the ability to analyze it. Shifting your focus from hiring more analysts to automating decision support will help improve patient care and reduce unnecessary variation.

Almost every industry has used automation and technology to augment...

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Reflections of A Nurse: What Made Me Stay or Leave?

8 minute read

I would love to say that I was one of those people who knew from a very young age I was called to be a nurse. However, I truly fell into nursing. Both my grandmother and sister are nurses, but until a few months before I left for college, accepted into my university’s pre-nursing program, I thought that I may be a teacher, or a business woman, or a humanitarian. The truth is that in my decade...

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Healthcare Workforce Crisis in America: Combating Employee Turnover

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Recently, the healthcare industry is experiencing a significant increase in demand of their services. It is projected that healthcare occupations will grow over the next decade by between 15.3 and 23.6 percent. While this is encouraging, this growth can also be alarming as the industry is simultaneously experiencing a workforce crisis due to a scarcity of qualified applicants. A large...

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Implementing an LMS? Make it Hassle-Free With These 4 Steps

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Have you ever been asked to be involved in rolling out a new learning management system (LMS) to staff? I have. And the first question that went through my mind (after a quick eye roll, semi-disguised by a troublesome contact lens) was, “How long is this going to take?” and “Will my IT department need to be involved?” I imagined endless weeks of meetings, cancelled meetings and rescheduled...

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