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Performance improvement through staff training and workforce development.

Relias Impact Blog

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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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Population Health Management - What's Stopping You?

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42 percent of respondents called population health management “critically important,” with another 42 percent referring to it as “moderately important.”1

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SNF Beneficiary Notices Under Medicare Part A: Complying with F582

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The regulations surrounding issuance of beneficiary notices has resulted in some significant confusion in the SNF industry, not only with SNF staff, but with surveyors as well. Compounding the confusion is not only knowing which of the different types of forms to issue, but who and when to issue them, to be in compliance with current Federal regulations.

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Moving Beyond the Triple Aim

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Achieving the Triple Aim in healthcare can feel a bit like juggling Christmas ornaments; the tenets are delicate and close to our hearts, but just when you get one ornament hung securely, another tumbles to the floor and smashes open. Improving the patient experience and population health while reducing costs are necessary, albeit difficult, goals.

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Developing Leadership in Yourself and Your ABA Team

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As a leader in an ABA organization, I sometimes found myself overwhelmed by the busy-ness of serving clients, working with payers, and supporting my team.  Just as they say you must put the oxygen mask on yourself before caring for others, tending to your own behavior is crucial to shaping the behaviors around you.  If you follow social media blogs like Inc., you can capture a few nuggets of...

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March Is Social Work Appreciation Month: What About the Rest of the Year?

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Social workers perform a vital role in helping individuals access services and resources they need. They act as advocates for safety among children, youth and families, and become licensed and impromptu counselors or legal assistants. They take on the duties of providing health care in clinical settings, temporary companionship or guardians for at-risk individuals, and secretarial-type work...

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