Nurse Leadership in 2017: CNOs tackle a new workforce vision

The aims of improving care coordination and quality, as well as taking on new payment structures, are fostering workforce innovations at the highest levels. Healthcare leaders are rethinking clinical roles, training nurses for new positions, creating more flexible paths to leadership, and reaching out to patients and families in new ways to address growing consumer demands.


Innovative Healthcare Trends in 2017: Creating Stronger Connections to Physicians and Patients

The role of technology is as critical as ever with healthcare organizations seeking to make big changes in 2017. A HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey of 471 healthcare leaders found that when it comes to a healthcare IT strategy, the three top areas of focus are clinical IT, EHR interoperability, and predictive analytics. These areas will allow organizations to improve population health management, the patient experience, and clinical integration to gain a better understanding of healthcare consumers.

Download this industry focus report for insights in how organizations such as Children’s Hospital of Dallas and Stamford Hospital, member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, utilize technology trends to create not only a better experience for their patients, but for their physicians as well.

Reaching New Peaks on the Patient Experience Journey

For innovative healthcare organizations, the future of patient experience is evolving. According to the 2016 HealthLeaders Media Patient Experience Survey respondents say the top three patient-focused areas they are improving in an effort to meet patient experience program goals are patient satisfaction, patient safety, and clinical outcomes.

Download this report to discover how healthcare organizations such as SwedishAmerican, Utah Health Care, and Jersey Shore University Medical Center are driving patient experience to the next level by embedding patient experience into the culture, creating new leadership roles, and taking risks with innovative programs and technologies that build staff satisfaction and foster patient engagement.


Innovative Approaches to Big Data & Analytics

Healthcare organizations continue to make significant investments in big data and analytics programs. As they seek to standardize care, reduce costs, and build effective programs for high-risk patients, they want access to increasingly granular financial and clinical information buried in IT and EHR systems—data that is often unstructured and previously unavailable. They also want technologies and systems to help them seamlessly integrate this data.

Download this report to learn how leaders from Mercy Health, PeaceHealth, and Sutter Health are applying big data analytics to implement cost savings and and improve patient outcomes.

Creating a New Manifesto: Physician Groups Rewrite the Rules

The rapid changes in healthcare are driving physician groups to continuously innovate and take on risk across all parts of their businesses. This aggressive mindset is leading them to pursue new technologies, advanced data analytics strategies, and new practice frameworks that they hope will pay off financially down the road. In essence, they are rewriting the rules for how the next decade will play out.

Download this free report to learn about how organizations such as St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, Heartwell Health, and Chinese Community Health Care Association are harnessing new technologies, attacking costs, and establishing different ways to engage the marketplace.

From Finance to Quality: CDI Departments Expanding Their Reach

Touted for their ability to improve case-mix index and ultimately facility finances, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs now need to expand reviews for quality indicators related to hospital value-based purchasing and other CMS pay-for-performance programs—not just because it’s the right thing to do but because, with multiple healthcare reform measures in play, such efforts could mean the difference between keeping a facility open or closing its doors.

Download this report to learn:

  • The value of going beyond the traditional scope of CDI programs
  • Which areas are most effective areas to expand for a successful CDI program
  • Key pointers to follow when implementing the expansion program
  • Potential risks to the organization and ways to overcome these challenges