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17 Posts in Acute Care

3 Steps to Improve Patient Experience

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The patient experience defined by the Beryl Institute is “the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.”  Exceeding patient expectations is not by chance, but is the result of conscious efforts made to create and sustain a culture of patient-centered care – including staff hiring, onboarding, development...

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4 Strategies to Reduce Sepsis in your Organization

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With diseases like heart failure, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke, and diabetes at the center of attention in our high-cost healthcare system, it may be shocking to learn that sepsis is the leading cause of death within U.S. hospitals. In fact, one-third of all patients who die in the hospital die with sepsis. According to Bloomberg, sepsis is a $27 billion...

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11 Actions Leaders Can Take to Develop a Safety Culture

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Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Every year, healthcare organizations take part in the event by highlighting the importance of patient safety among staff, patients, and the community. This year’s observance runs March 11 – 17, with a focus on safety culture and patient engagement.

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February is All About the Heart

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While February brings to mind flowers and candy for Valentine's Day, healthcare professionals know there is a bigger focus. During American Heart Month, we shine the spotlight on heart health. The burdens and risk factors of heart disease remain alarmingly high.

 

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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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