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29 Posts in Acute Care

Scaling Without Adding FTEs

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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?

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

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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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Integrated Care: Getting to Go

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The goal of integrated care is to deliver coordinated, whole-person care – with the aim of improving outcomes for patients and providers. Failing to manage complex conditions and chronically ill patients is often associated with escalating medical concerns, which can lead to increased costs and mortality. Changing the care delivery model in the U.S. is a massive undertaking though, and...

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4 Steps to Hire and Retain Your Best Nurses

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If you are feeling the burden of healthcare workforce crisis happening in the United States, you are not alone. Not only is a large portion of our healthcare workforce nearing retirement age, but our general population is aging as well, prompting an increased need for geriatric care. This, coupled with the abysmal retention rates for most nurses or client-facing support professionals may make...

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Stroke Prevention, Identification, and Treatment: Why You Need to Act FAST

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Brains need oxygen – especially considering that they use 20% of the body’s oxygen, yet only account for 2% of body weight. A stroke causes the brain to be deprived of oxygen and nutrients, due to a reduced blood supply to the brain.

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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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Data-Rich, Information-Poor Health Care 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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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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