Posted on January 31, 2019
Many smaller hospitals, including critical access and sole community facilities, often run into difficulty staffing key leadership roles. Those most impacted are in rural or frontier areas where there are simply not enough qualified local people to fill needed positions. According to a recent article published in Becker’s Hospital Review, twenty percent of the country’s population live in rural areas, so the absence of one key person can impact up to 2,500 patients.
Posted on January 23, 2019
We certainly could have made this article about any industry and picked a number other than Five Keys, but the backbone of our keys is captured by Peter Drucker. It is all about process, data and measuring what counts. This is the underlying theme as we explore what I consider to be the Five Keys to success in managing financial operations in the hospital industry.
Posted on January 16, 2019
Care coordination synchronizes the delivery of a patient’s healthcare from multiple providers and specialists. Faith Jones, the Director of Care Coordination at HealthTechS3, has 30 years of healthcare experience in various settings, including ambulance, clinics, hospitals, home care and long term care. Collaborating with HealthTechS3 and implementing a turnkey Care Coordination program, our clients achieved better care for individuals while reducing healthcare costs.
Posted on January 09, 2019
With more than 20 years of healthcare industry and financial consulting experience, John Mallia (BSBA, MBA), a Colorado licensed Certified Public Accountant, shares our sentiment and in this blog he sheds light on the important role leadership plays in the turnaround process by identifying imperatives, communication strategies and the search for a strategic partner.
Posted on December 04, 2018
In Part 2 of our 2-part Q&A series of informative insights from two of our exceptional interim executive leaders, Herb Dyer provides a great holistic summary of what it takes to be a “gritty leader”. Furthermore we feature collective insights from our expert business leaders who highlight that maintaining a positive mind-set, coupled with self-motivation is non-negotiable to becoming a resilient leader, irrespective of what unchartered waters they sometimes need to navigate.
Posted on December 04, 2018
As a sequel to our last blog on Resilience: The 5 Keys to Becoming a Resilient Leader written by our CEO, Derek Morkel of HealthTechS3, we provide a 2-part Q&A series of informative insights from two of our exceptional interim executive leaders, on the true grit, perseverance and resilience they’ve had to demonstrate through their professional working careers as leaders.
Posted on November 27, 2018
Irrespective of which accreditation body an organization chooses, it is mandatory for us as leaders to realize and articulate to our staff, the necessity to align their goals with ours – PATIENT SAFETY. In part three of this multiple part-series blog, Debby Renner, our longstanding “permanent” interim nursing executive relays first-hand account of what prevails when relegating policy and procedure creation, review, and revision to the nuisance category and being completely ignored until crises arise. Read why Debby believes it is imperative to demonstrate your commitment to patient safety by guiding nurses and other clinical staff on how to embrace accrediting bodies as well as policies and procedures to create a rich culture of patient safety.
Posted on November 21, 2018
I don’t know about you, but I, like most people, don’t like being told what to do. From about the age of 2, we all began to flex our independence as we learned to say no.
Posted on November 13, 2018
Personnel shortages have long been an issue in the community hospital market with surveys from ACHE and Deloitte confirming a continued escalation in 2017 and 2018 to date. In a recent webinar panel discussion, HealthTechS3’s “permanent” interim executive leaders confirm this talent crisis stretches across not only registered nurses and primary care providers, but also pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and X-ray technicians. View some of the tips from one of our valued Physician Practice Administrators on how best to counteract this Interim Healthcare Talent Sourcing crisis.
Posted on November 08, 2018
HTS3’s interim executive leaders collectively express professional satisfaction – often at its peak when they are beginning a new interim role — no matter the goals or objectives. In a webinar panel presentation on October 25, 2018 executives in finance, nursing and physician leadership roles highlight the valuable contributions they believe they offer across the spectrum of healthcare organizations.