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The Journey to a Lean Culture in Healthcare

The Journey to a Lean Culture in Healthcare

Posted on August 22, 2019

mproving the quality of care and taking a patient-centered approach remain top priorities in healthcare today, along with mitigating the industry’s skyrocketing costs.

Tips for Recruiting Older Workers for Healthcare Jobs

Tips for Recruiting Older Workers for Healthcare Jobs

Posted on August 15, 2019

Move over, millennials. The fastest-growing segment of the workforce isn’t younger workers, but older ones, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2024, the government estimates some 164 million people will be in the U.S. workforce.

Chronic Care Management Basics—What You Need to Know

Chronic Care Management Basics—What You Need to Know

Posted on August 07, 2019

In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched its Chronic Care Management initiative, which allows practices to bill Medicare separately for coordinating chronic-care services for patients with two or more chronic conditions.

HTS3 Placement Experience

HTS3 Placement Experience

Posted on July 31, 2019

HTS3 placed me on my first interim assignment as a Practice Manager only one month after I contacted them in the search for my first role in interim healthcare management.

Tips to Improve the Swing Bed Patient Experience

Tips to Improve the Swing Bed Patient Experience

Posted on June 20, 2019

A Swing Bed Program is a significant revenue stream for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). As such, it is important to understand hospital and community stakeholders such as case management, referring physicians, charge nurses, review committee, etc.

Engaging Your Community In a CHNA

Engaging Your Community In a CHNA

Posted on June 06, 2019

According to Robert Wood Johnson & University of Wisconsin Public Health Institute, 80% of health outcomes are associated with factors outside the traditional boundaries of healthcare delivery — health behaviors (e.g., tobacco use, sexual activity), social and economic factors (e.g., employment, education, income), and physical environment (e.g., air quality, water quality).

The Link Between Revenue and a Recruiting Brand

The Link Between Revenue and a Recruiting Brand

Posted on May 29, 2019

Many leadership teams don’t fully recognize that an attractive recruiting brand does more for your organization than keep a steady pipeline of quality candidates, it can also lower your recruiting costs, improve onboarding and initial employee performance, and – most importantly – add to the bottom line.

Interim or Permanent – The First 90 Days as a Hospital Executive

Interim or Permanent – The First 90 Days as a Hospital Executive

Posted on May 21, 2019

Being new to any job is never an easy task. However, when you are a member of a hospital’s C-suite, you are in the middle of a fish bowl with all eyes on you; and, you only get one chance to make a first impression.

EHR Conversions Can Make a Devastating Impact By John Freeman, AVP of Finance at HealthTechS3

EHR Conversions Can Make a Devastating Impact By John Freeman, AVP of Finance at HealthTechS3

Posted on May 16, 2019

Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) conversions and updates usually have significant impact on the financial well-being of an organization. The cost of acquiring a new system often exceeds several years of a hospital’s annual net operating income. The costs of setting up and training for a new system is also significant.

Strategies For Growing Your Swing Bed Progam

Strategies For Growing Your Swing Bed Progam

Posted on April 30, 2019

88% of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) as of July 2018 provided swing bed services. The Medicare Benefit Policy Manual has many examples of the types of patients that qualify for swing bed and the care provided, including but not limited to nutrition management, medication management, IV therapy and wound care.