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Collaboration Between Emergency Physicians & Hospitalists

December 10, 2013

The current healthcare landscape continues to push integration within hospitals. As hospitalists and emergency physicians refine how they work together, a critical segment is adapting rapidly to meet the needs of the future.

Collaboration between hospitalists and emergency physicians can be challenging due to a conflict of interest based on the different priorities. However, the way in which these two departments work together can have significant consequences to patient care metrics throughout the hospital.

CEP America

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Reducing readmissions with home health care

October 29, 2013

We speak hospital. At LHC Group, we partner with the nation's leading hospitals and health systems to seamlessly transition patients from the acute to the post-acute setting. Together with our partners, we bring a patient-centered continuum of care to the communities we serve, reducing avoidable readmissions, improving clinical outcomes and enhancing operational performance. Find out why more hospitals and health systems around the country choose LHC Group as their post-acute care partner.

LHC Group

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Population Health Management: Implementing a Strategy for Success

September 5, 2013

Population health management will require healthcare providers to focus on wellness and improved delivery of care—despite shrinking reimbursements and rising costs. This white paper outlines the IT strategies you can adopt to help to turn the reality of population health into a solid, marketable asset for your health system.

Health Catalyst

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Making Strategic Decisions: Advancing Hospital-Physician Collaboration with a National Physician Services Organization

August 20, 2013

In the new healthcare environment of transparency and performance, hospital leaders cannot solve all of today's crucial imperatives without strong physician partners. As providers' alignment with hospital goals are more important than ever, many hospital leaders ask "Why is this synergy so hard to create, and how can more hospitals achieve it?"

With a spotlight on national physician services organizations, this white paper explores the foundation necessary for gaining timely hospital-physician collaboration while also ensuring that alignment and integration last.


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Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME®): The Solution to Emergency Department Overcrowding

August 12, 2013

Developing innovative ways to increase efficiency in the Emergency Department (ED) can be a critical step in assuring that patients receive the highest quality, most cost effective care. Rapid Medical Evaluation® (RME®) is a proven way to decrease wait times and increase the agility of an ED to meet the different acuity levels that patients require. The fundamental principle of RME is to eliminate barriers and bring patients to providers as quickly as possible. It has been tested and refined in a wider range of EDs from high volume, level 1 trauma centers to rural critical access hospitals — and has consistently proven to increase efficiency as well as patient satisfaction.

CEP America

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Empowering Case Managers In The ED: A Strategic Role Benefits Patients, Care Teams, and Providers

June 13, 2013

Empowered Emergency Department (ED) case managers can help hospitals and health systems deliver more coordinated care across the care continuum, while reducing readmissions and increasing clinical quality and patient and staff satisfaction. This white paper provides recommendations for case managers' optimal roles and responsibilities in the ED, and includes examples from a leading healthcare organization who has seen significant benefit from transforming its approach to ED case management.

Huron Consulting Group

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Meeting the Needs of Today’s Healthcare Landscape: Strengthening Your Acute Care Continuum

May 13, 2013

Streamlining care and improving operational efficiencies are more critical than ever in the face of new reimbursement models and rising healthcare costs. While executives are able to establish goals and set the framework for care delivery, it will ultimately be up to a hospital's physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff to ensure that metrics are met. In this white paper, we will illustrate the steps to foster physician engagement and leadership leads to improved metrics and higher patient and staff satisfaction.

CEP America

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Health Care Profitability in the E-Commerce Era: Ending Hospital Revenue Loss with Online Patient Scheduling and Waiting Services

April 15, 2013

Robert Steele, MD, FACEP, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, InQuicker

Stacie Pawlicki
VP Marketing, InQuicker

Is your hospital website driving patients into the arms of your competitors? Based on recent industry data, providers with as few as 10 website visitors per day may be losing between $34,000 -$41,000 in annual patient revenue opportunity every day.

In this white paper, InQuicker demonstrates how online scheduling and waiting services on hospital websites help providers better engage today's health care consumers to improve hospital revenue, patient satisfaction, and coordination of care among a number of other timely benefits.


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Staffing in Rural and Critical Access Hospitals

April 4, 2013

Marvin Drake, VP & COO, HeW interviews Travis Singleton, Senior VP, Merritt Hawkins

It's no secret to anyone that staffing is an increasingly significant challenge for rural and critical access hospitals. Through HeW's AsK program, we received several questions specific to staffing in rural and critical access hospitals. To address these questions, HeW enlisted the expertise of Merritt Hawkins, the most successful in the physician recruiting industry, placing thousands of physicians and advanced practice allied healthcare professionals nationwide.

In this interview, Mr. Singleton addresses staffing related questions specific to retention, funding, the impact of electronic health records and the need to implement sound operational processes.


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The Observation Unit as a Catalyst for Efficiency

February 26, 2013

Observation Units (OUs) that provide evaluation and care for up to 48 hours will become an increasingly important part of the hospital in coming years. This white paper will present the environment factors that have fostered the emergence of OUs, the benefits that they create, and the strategies that hospitals are using to integrate OUs in order to capitalize on this opportunity for the future.

CEP America

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The Medical Staff Development Plan: New Hospital Planning Tools for Today’s Healthcare Environment

February 22, 2013

Since the early 1980's, hospitals have adopted medical staff development plans that outline the projected need for physicians in each specialty and the qualifications they must possess. Today, due to the growth in accountable care models and continued competitive, economic and legal pressures, most hospitals have some form of Medical Staff Development Plan.

HealthGroup West

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