Valerie Keays

About Valerie Keays

Valerie Keays is the Marketing Programs Manager at HealthcareSource. Valerie is responsible for the development of our educational webinars and marketing programs pertaining to our L&D solutions.

When I attend conferences, often the session that I find to be the most rewarding are ones given by people just like me, who understand the same challenges I face. That’s why at HealthcareSource Talent Symposium, when we bring together 300-plus of the best HR and OD professionals from healthcare organizations across the country, the

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Talent Symposium 2016: Call for Speaker Proposals!

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Each year, hundreds of HealthcareSource customers from around the country attend the Talent Symposium — our annual user conference. In the post-event survey, attendees list dozens of reasons why they come back year after year. And while those reasons often vary a bit, the one thing we hear time and time again is that everyone loves the

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Every so often, it’s important to look inward and ask yourself, “Am I really happy? Am I getting what I need? Do I feel fulfilled? Is my current relationship one that I can count on, day in and day out?” With Valentine’s Day around the corner, these may be things you’ve already asked yourself — and

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The Understated Value of Nurse Manager Orientation

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There’s no doubt that the healthcare industry is complex with many moving parts. At the heart of keeping healthcare systems operating are clinicians and caregivers, but perhaps the most often overlooked and under-appreciated role is that of the nurse manager. The hard work of nurse managers ensures high standards are met on a daily basis, increases employee

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The HIPAA Privacy Rule is one of the first things healthcare staff are educated on, and employees are required to complete refresher training annually to ensure that the organization can avoid the costly consequences of a security breach. Despite your best efforts, HIPAA violations inevitably arise at some point or another, and with audits becoming more aggressive you

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The American Heart Association Guidelines Are Here!

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That’s right… after much anticipation and bated breath, the official 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care are now available. These guidelines, which are updated every five years, are based on the most current and comprehensive review of resuscitation science, systems, protocols, and education.

After multiple delays and months upon months of uncertainty, the healthcare industry is (finally) making the move to ICD-10 tomorrow, October 1. With the government mandated-deadline looming, hospital administrators and employees are without a doubt feeling all the feels, — relief, anxiety, anticipation, because ready or not, ICD-10 is only a day away. So while you’re

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Preparing nurses to work in critical care can be a challenge. There’s a lot for new or transferring nurses to learn, and for a unit that is typically already struggling with higher turnover rates, making sure that you have everyone fully-prepared ready to care for patients (while keeping them on the floor instead of in

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ICD-10 Implementation: Preparing Your Organization

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ICD-10 compliance for all HIPAA-covered entities is scheduled for implementation on October 1 of this year. No judgements from me if you’re a little leery of that date. We’ve had more than our fair share of delays. This time, though, it’s for real. ICD-10 implementation is going to happen in 5 months. Let that sink in.

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Will the current implementation date of October 1, 2015 hold or won’t it? That seems to be the big question on everyone’s mind when it comes to ICD-10 this year. The original implementation deadline has already been delayed twice– from October 1, 2013 to 2014, and then eventually to this year. As it is, the

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