HealthTrust Workforce Solutions has launched a unique educational opportunity to meet a critical need for specialty nurses: Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses (StaRN). “We have an interesting phenomena going on right now in nursing,” said Tony Pentangelo, executive vice president of managed services for Workforce Solutions. “It’s very competitive for critical care nurses in […]
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In an era when cost seems to trump care, hospitals are challenged to find new ways to extract value from operations already burdened by the need to balance census levels, mandated value-based purchasing and reduced Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. With labor typically as a hospital’s single largest cost, there is opportunity to unlock value through workforce strategies […]
The first step is to align with physicians around data that is reliable and actionable, and build a process for controlling product utilization that is rationale, patient-focused and data-driven. Unless your hospital is part of a large, clinically aligned IDN, there’s a good chance you don’t have a good handle on what you spend for […]
Physicians today rely heavily on reps to ensure good surgical outcomes for patients, but the cost to hospitals is skyrocketing prices on a growing collection of implantable pieces and parts—many of which have yet to be proven superior to tried-and-true alternatives. Here are five steps facilities can take to move closer to a ‘sales-less’ service […]
Not only are physicians interested in dialoging with supply chain, but they’re also the patient advocates best equipped to address the “quality” and “outcomes” portions of the CQO equation. I regularly work one-on-one with physicians across 22 specialties and, since I work for a group purchasing organization (GPO), the first order of business is to […]
The Growing Reach of Technology Transformers Imagine robots that act as stand-ins for doctors, watching over their patients as they recover from major surgery and regularly checking their progress. Through these robots, physicians can interact and care for patients from miles away. This is just one example of “disruptive innovation” and its potential for revolutionizing […]
Since its inception in 2014, the innovative StaRN (Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses) program has opened doors for 2,000 newly graduated nurses who otherwise would have faced substantial difficulties in getting hired locally.
Once focused on finances, a successful supply chain is increasingly clinical in nature with the advent of value-based purchasing and bundled payment arrangements that base reimbursement on the quality rather than the quantity of care.