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Relias Impact Blog

Performance improvement through staff training and workforce development.

Relias Impact Blog

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11 Book Recommendations for Hiring and Inspiring Great Behavior Analysts

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Great leaders know how to hire and inspire great people. No one knows better than a behavior analyst how complicated people are and how important it is to create the right environment and stimuli for people to achieve their best. Through my more than 20 years of experience leading people, I have learned about 3 specific areas that can make a difference.  First, it’s important to have good...

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5 Keys to Navigating a Value-Based World as a Small or Rural Hospital

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Value-based reimbursement is not new for healthcare. With more and more payments tied to performance and outcomes, Medicare is proposing that 90% of their reimbursements will be tied in some way to quality by the end of this year.

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Care Coordination: Why Is It More Important Now for Healthcare Organizations to Improve?

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This blog was first posted in November 2017. We are reposting an updated version here in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Data Rich Information Poor for Healthcare Providers

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In 1994, P. Forte and the Centre for Health Planning and Management at Keele University stated that despite “vast quantities of data [being collected] daily,” data from “areas which focus on…the planning, management or service delivery functions” was “neither directly useful nor immediately accessible to provide supporting information.” The report goes on, claiming that “issues of capacity...

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13 Reasons Why: They Are Talking (Again), and We Should Be, Too

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Author’s Note: In the blog post that follows, we discussed the Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why,” and the impact it had on children and adolescents. There is some controversy among experts in the behavioral health and education fields who work with children, youth, and families. Netflix recently announced the release date of season two (end of May 2018), and this has triggered another round of...

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Tips for Increasing Financial Discipline

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If you are leading in a growing agency, it’s important to have financial discipline in order to assure that you have smooth operations.  In particular, having good reporting in place to measure profitability and cash flow is crucial to planning for your future.  The adage in business is true: “If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Financial discipline starts with good planning,...

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3 Behaviors of an Effective Nurse Leader

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The complex state of 21st century healthcare has created a growing need for a new description of behaviors expected from nurse leaders.

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Trauma Care: Preparing for the Unexpected to Keep Your Staff and Patients Safe

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In trauma care, protocol is paramount. Guidelines are published and regularly updated from the World Health Organization, The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and more. When a trauma patient arrives, it is common for the code team to begin utilizing pneumonics, acronyms, and checklists to spring into action.

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Why is Preparing Preceptors Related to Improving Patient Care?

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The capacity to watch over and guard the well-being of others is an important gift, and one that is learned with great difficulty. For it is one thing to see the situation others are in, but it is quite another to care enough about them to want to help, and yet another to know what to do. —Judie Bopp, Director of Four Worlds Centre for Development Learning

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High Costs of Poor Cultural Competency in Healthcare

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Did you know that 18 percent of the U.S. population speaks a language other than English at home? The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2042 there will be no single ethnic or racial majority in the United States. By 2060, the Hispanic population is expected to more than double, the Asian population will double, the African American population will grow by more than 47 percent, and...

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