It's All in the Story: Five Elements to Strengthen Your Health Care Presentation with Storytelling


Our brains are wired for stories. Sandy knew that. Learn how she leveraged storytelling to capture the attention of her audience and gain support for changes to the hospital's Value Analysis program.


Evaluating your Block Schedule: Dive Right In


Managing, let alone changing, your organization’s block schedule might feel as intimidating as the thought of diving with sharks. But don’t let it scare you; the benefits far exceed the risks. It’s time to dive in!


Ensuring Maximum Well-being and Engagement: A Checklist for Clinician Onboarding


In the wake of the current pandemic, many health systems have been strained by increased levels of stress and burnout, absenteeism, and turnover among its clinicians. COVID-19 is placing increased demands on health systems and clinicians as well as a renewed focus on the importance of clinician well-being. An effective clinician onboarding program can help ensure clinician well-being and engagement throughout their career—including times of immense stress—but it needs to begin on day one.


Clinician Onboarding: The On-Ramp to Engagement, Alignment, and Cost Savings


On a daily basis, clinicians face many challenges such as lack of alignment and engagement with health system strategy and goals, well-being and burnout issues, and the transition from fee-for-service to value-based payment with health information technology as the platform. These are just a few areas where we need to help clinicians achieve success while managing the demands of practice.


Safely Accessing Care in a Pandemic: Insights from Patients for Providers


The perceptions of patients regarding the safety of elective procedures has steadily improved since May, as shown in Vizient’s updated report Connecting With Patients During COVID-19. However, this has not translated into increased utilization of health care services.


Adult Fall Prevention: Does Your Program Include an Injury Risk Assessment?


One of the most common ways a hospitalized patient can be injured is by falling and, those that sustain an injury from a fall have a higher risk of complications that negatively impact their outcome.


What Message is Your Clinician Compensation Plan Sending?


With a shortage of roughly 140,000 physicians projected to impact health care in the U.S. by 2033, health system leaders are beginning to consider how much the advanced practice provider (APP) workforce, which includes nurse practitioners and physician assistants, could mitigate this shortage. One thing is for sure, the success of this strategy will rely on organizational structures, processes, and the deeply rooted, physician-centric culture evolving to fully embrace the APP workforce.


Increasing Radial Artery Access for Interventional Procedures


There are a multitude of benefits to transradial procedures including improved patient safety, a more comfortable patient recovery and a decrease in overall cost for hospitals over femoral access procedures.


Physically Distant, Not Socially Distant: How to Improve Wellbeing Through Peer-to-Peer Connections


Research has shown that peer-to-peer support groups help decrease work stress, burnout, and perceived work demands as well as increase self-reported health and engagement.


Are Robotics Always the Best Choice? Questioning the Perceived Wisdom Could Lead to Lower Costs


It’s easy to assume robotics are the better choice when it comes to patient care, but hospitals must examine closely these assumptions to determine if the robotic procedures are cost-effective as well as beneficial to the patient.