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14 Posts in Acute Care

February is All About the Heart

4 minute read

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

7 minute read

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

6 minute read

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

5 minute read

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

5 minute read

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

5 minute read

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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3 Key Components of an Effective Onboarding Program for Newly Licensed Registered Nurses

5 minute read

First impressions matter! In any organization, you want to make positive impressions last.  When Newly Licensed Registered Nurses (NLRN) enter an organization, they are excited and eager to begin their journey as a healthcare professional. NLRNs work hard, dedicating countless hours to study and pass the NCLEX, and they are excited to take on the real world of patient care.

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Hospital Readmissions. They’re Kind of a Big Deal

4 minute read

Actually, they’re a REALLY big deal.   

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The Opioid Epidemic: 5 Questions to Consider When Developing a Strategy

2 minute read

For years, opioid misuse and abuse has been an emerging issue in healthcare. From the tragic impact on families and communities to the staggering cost growth, the opioid epidemic has gone from being an issue to the issue. Many states are currently taking an active role or determining their future role in combating the epidemic by requiring clinicians to dedicate a portion of their continuing...

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