Staff Development

Learning Lean Six Sigma Lingo: DMAIC

Six Sigma DMAIC processes and tools are designed to identify root causes and ensure the right solutions are being implemented.

HFMA June 1, 2017

Getting Lean

Piedmont Healthcare used a Lean Six Sigma process to reduce duplicative revenue cycle processes by 60 percent.

Shawky Haddad June 1, 2017

Value-Based Care Elevates the Role of the Registered Nurse in Primary Care

One way primary care practices can improve their likelihood of success in value-based care initiatives is by streamlining their practices with the help of their registered nurses. 

Michelle McCleerey May 26, 2017

How to Get Generations to Work Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart

Shanna Hanson, Human Arc's manager of business knowledge, reviews Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart. Author Haydn Shaw introduces 12 common generational sticking points and addresses how to work through them.

Shanna Hanson May 23, 2017

How to Use Communication to Engage Millennials and Inspire Top Performance

Today's young professionals are often tech savvy and bring creative thinking to propel your company, says CEO Sheri Stoltenberg. Here are ways to leverage their strengths while contributing to their professional growth.

Sheri Stoltenberg May 23, 2017

Harnessing the Power of 5 Generations in the Workforce

We are experiencing a unique time in the workplace when five generations are working side by side, writes Sharp Vice President and CFO Kari Cornicelli. This creates a dynamic environment that can be leveraged to improve teams' leadership capabilities and to increase the productivity of every team member.

Kari Cornicelli May 23, 2017

Case Study North Mississippi Health System

The effective use of advanced practice clinicians (APCs) to provide primary care in a clinically integrated network (CIN) is exemplified by North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) system, a health system based in Tupelo, Miss., that serves 24 mostly rural counties in

HFMA May 23, 2017

APCs: An Important Primary Care Resource for Value-Based Care

Health systems should look to advanced practice clinicians, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as qualified providers who can fill the gaps in primary care resulting from a declining supply of primary care physicians.

David Fairchild, MD, MPH May 23, 2017

A New Approach to Support Staffing in Physician Practices

Organizations should adapt support-staffing levels for physician practices using a comprehensive approach, including a variety of factors such as provider mix, productivity, and the level of patient access.

Cynthia Peters Arnold April 6, 2017

How One Florida Healthcare Organization Tackled Recruitment Challenges and Saved $3M

Health First exceeded its goals for improving new hire retention rates and satisfaction, resulting in significant cost savings and happier hiring managers.

Jill Schwieters April 6, 2017
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