HCAHPS and Healthcare HR: Impacting the Bottom Line

You’ve all heard the big news. Health and Human Services has announced a program to provide close to $1b in incentives to health systems that improve their quality of care. According to Modern Healthcare, the partnership’s two main goals are to lower the number of preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40% and reduce preventable complications that

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The Healthcare HR Initiatives Survey is Open

Improving patient satisfaction, reducing costs, or improving patient safety. If any or all of these things are important to your hospital, we want to know what you are doing in HR to help impact each of these goals. ASHHRA & HealthcareSource have just launched the Healthcare HR Initiatives Survey. In this short five-question survey you

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Effective Interviews Without the Stress

Let’s play a quick game of word association. Ready… Go! The word is: Interview If your first associations were sentiments like: ‘ugh,’ exhaustion, stressful, or scary you wouldn’t be alone. These feelings are true of not only the candidates but hiring managers and recruiters. Unless your full time job is staffing and recruiting, interviews aren’t

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4 Steps to Successful Physician Recruitment

The most important time in a physician recruitment is what happens prior to speaking with your first candidate. Too often we hear about opportunities that go unfilled for a longer period of time than they should. The key to physician recruiting and preventing this from occuring is setting up your searches to succeed. How do

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Success with Talent Management Tech Solutions

At the recent HR Technology show, there was a technology debate between Jason Averbook from Knowledge Infusion and Jim Holincheck at Gartner. Overall, there was more agreement than debate, both agreed and emphasized that Human Capital Management is about reaching business goals. If your HCM doesn’t do that, you don’t need it. Both agreed that

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Thinking about Recruitment Metrics

Last week ASHHRA met in Tampa, FL and HR Executive hosted their HR Technology show in Chicago. Metrics received a lot of attention in both shows with good session attendance and sidebar conversations. Recent blogs about HR Metrics include Upstart HR “Two ways to make your HR metrics rock”, FOT’s “HR Metrics Gone Wild” and

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Patient Experience Improvements come from Successful HR Initiatives

Every year, the Joint Commission tracks thousands of healthcare cases, the most extreme being sentinel events. These include wrong-site surgery, medication mistakes, and accidental deaths. The most significant cause of sentinel events —72 percent to be exact — is deficiencies in employee orientation and training. The latest JCAHO quality and safety report focuses on accountability

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