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Rethinking Emergency Department Results: Are You Treating Before Diagnosing?

By Karen Smith, MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC

Posted June 17, 2016

Do your goals for your emergency department seem unattainable? Are you frustrated by inefficient processes? Are you concerned about keeping staff and physicians engaged? The problem may be that you aren’t addressing the right problems. Use this 4-step diagnostic approach to improve ED results and measure financial return on those improvements.

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How Dyad Leadership Sets Up Emergency Departments for Success

Posted March 18, 2016

Dr. Daniel Meltzer, a Studer Group Physician coach and immediate past Chief of Emergency Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA, and Jeff Wood, a registered nurse with more than 30 years in emergency services leadership, sat down to discuss their own experiences leading in dyad partnerships, and how emergency departments in particular can benefit from this team-based approach.

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Impacting Patient Experience through Upfront Collections

By Daniel Rabideaux, MAOM

Posted January 21, 2015

In the past, we’ve had a tendency to think of individuals in two different groups: the mission-driven (that’s most of us) and the margin-driven (those who are keenly focused on financials). In reality, there really aren’t two separate groups. We can’t have mission without margin. Each makes the other possible. Regardless of our role within the organization, we all got into healthcare because we have a passion to help people and make a difference.

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Q&A with Greg Paris: Accountability in the Rural Hospital

Posted January 21, 2015

We sat down with Greg Paris, a former rural hosptial CEO, to discuss how accountability differs in rural organizations from larger systems.

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Impacting the Quality and Finance Pillars: The Benefits of a Blood Management Program

Posted August 22, 2014

In recent months, national healthcare publications have highlighted accomplishments across the country from hospitals that have implemented Blood Management Programs. Many of Studer Group’s Evidence-Based LeadershipSM tools and tactics are focused on improving results across the “five pillars” - a foundation and framework used to set organizational goals and the evaluation process. The pillars consist of Service, Quality, Finance, Growth and People. A Blood Management Program (BMP) can specifically impact your Quality and Finance Pillar results.   

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