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The Threats Are Real: 4 Challenges Facing Rural Hospitals

The Threats Are Real: 4 Challenges Facing Rural Hospitals

Posted on September 04, 2019

They may be small, but rural hospitals serve a big role. They provide care to almost half of the U.S. population, and often serve as the cornerstones of their communities.

4 Steps for Growing Your Swing Bed Program

4 Steps for Growing Your Swing Bed Program

Posted on August 29, 2019

As of July 2018, there were nearly 1,400 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and the majority of them provided swing bed services. No, the beds don’t swing physically. Rather, they can swing between—or be used interchangeably for—acute-care and post-acute care patients.

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.