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Performance improvement through staff training and workforce development.

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15 Behavioral Interview Questions for Nurse Candidates

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Hiring new employees is always a challenge, even when there is a plethora of seemingly qualified candidates from which to choose. Hiring new employees for roles in which turnover is typically high is an even bigger challenge. And when the pool of candidates is small, the challenge grows bigger still. Human resources managers at healthcare organizations that hire nurses are very familiar with...

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Understanding Hospice

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Rebecca's Story: Rebecca lived alone in a small cabin, tucked away in a remote mountain-top range, sharing her home for over 50 years with her husband until he died. She spent her days tending to her garden and cooking, resting when she got overtired from caring for her home and herself. She had no children, and her nearest neighbor checked on her once a week and took her to church.

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4 Trends Healthcare Executives Need to Know to Stay Competitive

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Healthcare executives face new and growing challenges around value-based care, finances, employee burnout, and staffing shortages.

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Will ACO Evolution Mimic How Health Plans Evolved?

6 minute read

The health plans’ networks (and the associated payment models) offered today have evolved over time. In recent history, the traditional indemnity plans have given way to managed care to corral costs and provide some higher degree of provider accountability to slow cost growth and improve care.  Patients, however, were not fans of the managed care model; some patients saw it as rationing care...

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The Power of Words: A Primer on Non-Stigmatizing Suicide Terms

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A quick Google search using the words “committed suicide” pulls up countless links to newspaper headlines that practically shout this phrase with their bolded typeface, indelibly stamping it into our society’s lexicon. So if it is standard speak to use this phrase in our society, can there really be anything wrong with it? Unequivocally, yes.

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What Is Your State Doing to Address the Opioid Crisis and What Does It Mean for You?

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As part of evaluating how Relias can be a partner in addressing the opioid crisis, we analyzed state by state legislation related to opioids.

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Recovery Residences: Top Questions Asked by Professionals

14 minute read

Recently Relias hosted a webinar Recovery Residences to Improve Long-Term Outcomes with presenters from the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR). David M. Sheridan, NARR Board President and Director of the Chandler Lodge Foundation, and Jason Howell, MBA, BS, PRS, Board President Emeritus, NARR and Executive Director of RecoveryPeople, presented on the value of quality recovery...

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MACRA 101

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To those who work in the medical industry, acronyms and abbreviations are nothing new. To the uninitiated, the venerable storm of alphabet soup may seem counter-productive; but ask a seasoned nurse, doctor, or anyone else who knows the joys of meticulously charting every second of every day, and you’ll likely be given an answer that is more along the lines of a love/hate relationship. It’s a...

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All Nurses Need to Practice Primary Palliative Nursing!

13 minute read

Do you incorporate palliative care into your clinical practice? Can you help optimize the quality of life for those you care for?

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Being Thankful for the Road to Recovery

6 minute read

The prevalence of opioid addiction and overdose has skyrocketed since the early 1990s. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths from any opioid have increased sevenfold, and overdose dusts relating to commonly prescribed opioids, including natural and semi-synthetic opioids and methadone, have more than...

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