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Relias Impact Blog

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3 Secrets to Nurse Onboarding

4 minute read

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

5 minute read

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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Beyond the Buzzwords: Does Your Integrated Healthcare Platform Deliver?

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If you Google “integrated healthcare platform” your search will deliver dozens of companies and consultants offering their services or solutions. There are many companies adept at pointing out what’s wrong in an organization. But revealing vulnerabilities accomplishes only half the battle if these companies don’t then provide solutions for solving those problems.

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The Power of Assessments: 4 Ways to Improve your Human Capital

7 minute read

Human Capital Management (HCM) is an approach of Human Resources that recognizes employees as one of the most valuable assets for a company. Effective HCM finds what aspects of their employees’ knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics should be invested in and developed. The more that human capital is developed, the more successful and effective a healthcare organization can be.

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One Child's Story of Integrated Care

3 minute read

A young boy, Tommy, shuffles his feet into the consult room followed by his mother and grandmother. Fidgety, hesitant, and anxious, he picks at his oversized clothing. The clothes couldn’t hide that this child is overweight.

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All About Accreditation: 9 Questions from Human Services Professionals

10 minute read

Earlier this year, Relias hosted a two-part webinar series with Jennifer Flowers, CEO of Accreditation Guru. These covered the basics of accreditation and the human services industry: what is it, why to do it, review of accreditation bodies and stories from those who have been there--surveyors and consultants.  We wanted to make sure these webinars were helpful, practical and gave you...

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Suicide and Stigma: Isn’t it Time for a Shift in Mindset?

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In light of the publicized suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I want to focus on the important issue of suicide and how we can continue to help those with behavioral health conditions receive the treatment, understanding and attention that those with physical health conditions receive. Following these celebrity suicides,

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