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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.