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.
Posted on April 24, 2019
Based on HealthTechS3’s webinar dated February 21 hosted by Faith Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC and featuring guest speaker, Rebecca Morgan, PHR, SHRM-CP on the topic of Opioid Use Disorder, we understand there are many life-threatening statistics around this disorder
Posted on April 11, 2019
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are no longer HR buzz words to appease the regulatory and compliance bodies. It is insufficient to simply have a policy and/or company-wide training in order to claim you are a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Posted on March 27, 2019
As of July 27, 2018, there are 1,348 critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the US, and 1,183 (88%) provide swing bed services. Swing beds provide an opportunity for CAHs to increase or stabilize census, and to provide the community with care closer to home.
Posted on March 19, 2019
In the article From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider, the authors highlight the effects of provider burnout on population health.
Posted on February 28, 2019
With more than 20 years’ experience in both health care and technology industries, Derek Morkel, , HealthTechS3 CEO, shares valuable insight to strategic planning in order to improve financial performance with a special focus on Revenue Cycle Management.
Posted on February 21, 2019
For any healthcare organization to be financially viable, challenges arise constantly need to be addressed at the same time process improvements and efficiencies are made. Striving for continuous improvement means a high level of expertise is required to effectively manage multiple critical priorities. The operational and financial efficiency of healthcare organizations is our primary concern and it is where our expertise and experience reside. HealthTechS3 can help you identify imperatives as well as provide resources for resolution.
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 options for outsourcing a hospital financial turnaround.
Posted on February 14, 2019
Employers of all sizes and across all industries struggle today with recruiting and retaining employee talent. While not yet a crisis, it has become a top priority for organizations to be creative in sourcing prospective employees through non-traditional paths and this includes accessing a growing pool of senior adults.
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.