Newsletters & Bulletins

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thought-leader-focus Thought Leader Focus

  • Lean Culture in Healthcare

    Written By: Faith Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
    According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (2015), culture is defined as a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization.

  • Population Health

    Written By: Faith Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
    As we begin to concentrate our efforts on population health, our interventions need to go way beyond healthy eating advice.

thought-leader-focus Newsletters

  • C4 May 2017

    Remember that old saying, “One bad apple spoils the whole barrel.” Nowhere is this more accurate than when making a key hiring decision. A bad hire drains energy, time and money from your hospital. The “wrong’ hire can create havoc inside and outside your organization.

Clinical Connection

  • April 2017

    Many clinicians would gladly invite leaders to walk in their shoes for a day as a means of sharing an understanding how each day is unique, how each day can provide different stress levels, and how each day can ultimately contribute to burnout.

  • March 2017

    A recent study by the Advisory Board (September 2016) revealed that wait times are a significant patient and staff dissatisfier. Parallel to wait times is patient flow. Throughout the country there are performance improvement teams working diligently to assure that patients are in the right place at the right time, yet few are realizing consistent improvement in patient flow.

Compliance

  • May 2017: HIPAA Non-Compliance Proves Costly

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C
    The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), enforcement agency for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), has announced several settlements over the past couple of months. The settlement amounts have been significant making it clear that a lack of compliance can be costly to an organization.

  • April 2017: Navigating the Maze

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C
    “The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) ended the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, which threatened clinicians participating in Med- icare with potential payment cliffs for 13 years. “ The Act established new ways to pay physicians for the care that they provide Medicare beneficiaries. This new formula is based upon the quality and effectiveness of the care that is provided.

Long-Term Care

  • LTC May Newsletter

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C
    According to Merriam Webster Dictionary (2017), ageism is defined as a prejudice or discrimi- nation against a particular age-group and especially the elderly.

  • LTC April Newsletter

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C
    As the population ages and we have an increased number of baby boomers soon needing access to long term care services, the demand for competent caregivers in these settings continues to be on the rise.