E-Book Archive

The following e-books have been made available to readers of Becker's Hospital Review. 


 

workday ebookHeightening the Employee Experience to Boost Quality of Care: 10 Must-Reads on Employee Engagement

A culture of employee disengagement will threaten a healthcare organization's productivity, efficiency and care quality. To combat this internal downfall, leaders need forward-thinking strategies to elevate employees in a positive workplace as the industry moves toward value-based care. Through the development of a culture of wellness, employees find purpose and patients receive exemplary care.

Download the report to learn:

  • Strategies for improving employee retention.
  • Key survey insights on staff training, staff shortages and supporting a culture of wellness.
  • Leadership techniques proven to boost employee engagement.
  • How to avoid common pitfalls of succession planning.

Click here to download the E-book.

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In Pursuit of Collaborative Medicine: The Power and Promise of Digital Health

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Digital technologies have promised to give physicians faster, more meaningful ways of interacting with their colleagues. Now, healthcare providers are deploying digital tools to better understand and serve their patients, especially those with the greatest needs who typically incur the highest costs.

Download the report to learn:

  • Physician perspectives on the greatest opportunities in digital health.
  • How hospitals are using cloud technology to close gaps in care.
  • Effective digital tools improving chronic care management.

Click here to download the E-book. 

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Surgical Directions CoverFour Must Reads for Optimizing Your OR

Many hospital leaders have chosen to begin value-based transformation in their most profitable, and most expensive, department — the operating room. After all, for high-performing hospitals, surgical services account for upwards of 65 percent of gross revenue and up to 60 percent of operating margin. The operating room, as well as the entire perioperative service line, is an essential area in which executives should focus their attention if they want to boost clinical outcomes and financial results and, ultimately, maximize value. Download this e-book for four articles that will help you do just that.

Download this e-book to learn how you can transform your OR by:

  • Amplifying physician leadership in the OR
  • Optimizing patients prior to surgery
  • Attracting and retaining the best surgeons
  • Aligning the OR to shifting payment models

To download the E-book, click here.

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Nuance Ebook ScreenshotHow Health IT Can Drive a Healthier Clinician Experience: 6 Essential Reads for Hospital and Health System Leaders

Healthcare executives have identified physician engagement as the most reliable route toward improved performance and more crucial now than ever as healthcare's business model shifts to value-based care. Success lies in enhancing clinical documentation and ensuring clinicians have a seat at the table to lead the charge.

These six must-read articles provide insight on how health IT can drive a healthier clinician experience, including:
• Best Practices for Hospitals' Physician Engagement Efforts
• Empowering the Clinician Around the EHR
• Engaging Physicians in Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs

To download the E-book, click here.

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api ebook screen shotThe Road to Care Excellence is Paved with Data-Driven Decisions

It's time to make data-driven – not subjective – staffing decisions. Hospital and health system executives understand what data they need for staffing that ultimately supports top organizational outcomes, including staff productivity, cost containment and patient outcomes. The good news is hospitals and health systems already possess this very data in the EHR. Supported by survey findings and executive interviews, this E-Book shares insight into avenues for more effective staffing practices, the attitudes that obstruct data-driven staffing in organizations, which data points executives find most impactful to financial, clinical and employee performance outcomes, and how executives can evaluate a data-driven solution for their organization.

Download the e-book here

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ScreenShot wBorder5 Staffing Strategies for Engaged Nurses and Better Patient Outcomes

Most CNOs would agree nurses serve as something of a backbone for hospitals and health systems. Nurses juggle their time between providing direct and indirect patient care, performing various medication tasks, answering questions from patients and families, and keeping members of the healthcare team in the know.

This e-book provides CNOs with pertinent information on strategies to enhance nurse engagement by addressing the biggest issues facing nurses today, staffing strategies to improve the patient experience and clinical outcomes, and scheduling pitfalls to avoid.

Learn how engaging these frontline staff members can enhance various aspects of a hospital's performance, including nurse satisfaction, patient care and the bottom line.

Download the e-book here

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API Screenshot6 CFO Must Reads for Less Cost, Better Outcomes
from Your Workforce

With labor accounting for 50 to 60 percent of hospital operating costs, making workforce optimization the center of operational strategy is critical to a hospital's long-term sustainability. The ultimate goal is to consistently create staffing plans that optimize the entire workforce, and harnessing timely, actionable data can help hospitals achieve this goal. 

These six must-read articles for hospital CFOs provide more insight on effective workforce management strategies, including tips on the following topics:

  • How data-driven staffing can positively impact the financial health of your organization
  • How better staffing can help improve employee satisfaction, patient outcomes and your organization's bottom line

Download the e-book here

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Surgical Directions e-book screenshot5 Must Reads for Optimizing Your OR

The operating room is a lynchpin in any hospital.Operating suites represent the economic center of a hospital and the venue for the most intricate form of healthcare — surgery. The significance of an OR to a hospital is inarguable, but only if it is sterile, efficient, productive and managed correctly with clear expectations. The stakes are high, and hospital leaders must ensure OR management a deliberate science rather than an afterthought.

Over the years, Surgical Directions has collaboratively transformed OR cultures for hundreds of clients — from rural to urban facilities, from community-based hospitals to large academic medical centers. In that time, the Surgical Directions team has amassed a range of lessons, expertise and best practices for hospitals, surgery centers, health systems and other provider organizations to ensure their ORs have the right mix for patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, economic stability and a high-performing culture for physicians, nurses and other staff members.

This insight is showcased in a new e-book, "5 Must-Reads for Optimizing Your OR."

Download and read the e-book, which contains five selected articles about OR culture, safety and efficiency, here

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Kronos e book screen shot9 Must Reads for Healthcare's Frontline Leaders: A Workforce Guide

This compilation of articles published by Becker's Healthcare is ideal for a hospital's front line leaders. Focusing in on topics like communication, talent, satisfaction, case studies, leadership, and cost cutting, this E-book serves as a one-stop guide for operational leadership, nurse leaders, as well as finance executives.

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Achieving Cost Savings by Looking at the Big Picture of Health System Supply Chain

For too many organizations, supply integration and transport has not yet made its way to C-suite discussions. While almost 50 percent of survey respondents noted that their organization's physical integration of materials and supplies is a formal part of their strategic plan, almost 40 percent said that it isn't included and 10 percent didn't know if it is or not.

When healthcare executives take a closer look at the benefits of strategic physical integration, they can transform their hospitals and health systems into the efficient and integrated organizations they visualize. As healthcare stakeholders call for more strategic supply chains, decision-makers must think more about a collaborative and centralized approach to transportation. Modifications must be made to maximize efficiency, reduce redundancies, improve system-wide sharing, consolidate or eliminate travel to certain sites, reduce overlap and avoid delays.

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 BoA E-Book 2The New Era of Healthcare for Hospital and Health System Capital Investment

In an exclusive roundtable, six healthcare CFOs and one finance expert discuss capital spending toward soft investments as opposed to traditional hard assets. As healthcare becomes more digital, data-driven and focused on value more than volume, hospital and health system CFOs must shift how they are approaching their capital spending and financing for soft investments, like health IT.

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BOA 1 The Power of Strong Financial Risk Management in Healthcare Organizations

In an exclusive roundtable, five healthcare CFOs and two finance experts discuss risk management challenges and solutions and the impact of trends including consolidation and new capital spending initiatives. As they look to adapt to seismic shifts in the healthcare industry, hospital and health system CFOs must stay focused and trust their instincts when it comes to managing risks for their organizations.

Report Highlights:

●   Core components of hospital and health system risk management

●   Key strategies for integration risk management

●   How to approach health IT and other capital spending initiatives

●   Tips for managing a hospital or health system investment portfolio

●   How to improve balance sheets and achieve financial sustainability

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The Evolution of ASC Joint Ventures: Key Trends for Value-Based Care

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As healthcare moves toward value-based care and risk-sharing payment models, hospitals are more interested than ever in joint venture ambulatory surgery centers. Physician-owned and operated ASCs are often more efficient than hospital outpatient departments and provide a higher quality of care at lower costs because they’ve been forced to operate on lower margins for the past several years.

Now, they’re looking for hospital partners as well to leverage managed care contract rates. Traditionally, hospital executives and ASC physician owners have had an adversarial relationship, and some of these tensions remain even as healthcare moves toward more collaborative models of care.

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Becker's Hospital Review CEO & CIO Strategy Roundtables 2014

CEOs and CIOs from hospital and healthcare systems across the country gathered in Chicago in early November at Becker's Hospital Review CEO & CIO Strategy 

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Roundtables to discuss issues and strategies

Included in E-Book: that today's healthcare leaders face. This e-book features a recap of what leaders had to say about the industry's biggest challenges and 

●   Quick thoughts and insight from Executive Hospital Leadership on 2015 priorities, challenges and more! developments. 

●   Videos from keynote sessions

●   Written recaps of session topics and discussions 

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ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation Issues from HealthCare Appraisers 

In this e-book, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. presents ASC transactions and physician compensation issues in today's healthcare industry. The e-book includes three articles sponsored by HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. 

Featured Articles Include: 

●   ASC M&A Activity: 4 Big Trends for 2014 From HealthCare Appraisers
      By: Laura Miller, Editor-in-Chief, Beckers ASC Review and Becker's Spine Review

●   Potential Impact of MedPAC's Recommendation to Neutralize ASC/HOPD Payments for Eye & Pain Procedures
     By: Laura Miller, Editor-in-Chief, Beckers ASC Review and Becker's Spine Review

●   Integrating Value into Physician Employment Compensation Models
     By: Jim D. Carr, ASA, MBA, Partner and Matthew J. Milliron, Manager, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc.

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