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Dana Beal, International Speaker, Author and Coach

Make a Difference No Matter Where You Are on the Organizational Chart

By Danna Beal, M.Ed.
International Speaker
Author and Coach

A 2019 survey by Speakap reports that culture is important to 79% of US employees and that respect and fairness, trust and integrity are listed as most important attributes. Of the survey, 55% said they would leave their current job for a better workplace culture. Organizational culture is the essential element in meeting healthcare goals, according to Stephen Swensen, MD, Professor Emeritus at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. “Culture, more than anything else, drives performance,” he says. According to the NEJM Catalyst Insights Reports, culture within healthcare organizations is changing for the better with 59% moving in the right direction, while 41% are remaining with status quo or going in the wrong direction. And yet, 70% of employees are disengaged in the workplace, according to Gallup and other polls.  Read article
Contagious Disease Training at Hospital

Insuring Against Contamination and/or Pollution in Healthcare

By Torri Howard
Vice President, Client Executive, Parker | Smith | Feek

A healthcare facility is a place that most of us think of as safe when we are sick or injured. However, recent news of a Seattle hospital shutting down all of its operating rooms due to mold contamination is a reminder that there are contamination and pollution risks associated with healthcare establishments. Read article
Business People and Medical Staff discussing operations

Six Steps to Transition Your Organization Toward Value-Based Care

By Karl Rebay, Partner, Moss Adams LLP
By Georgia Green, Manager, Health Care Consulting, Moss Adams LLP

Value-based care continues to be an important and prevalent model and is likely impacting your market. With increased pressure from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to move from fee-for-service to value-based care reimbursement, more health care organizations are starting to consider alternative payment models and risk-based options. As of July 2019, there are 559 Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) serving more than 12.3 million beneficiaries, with hundreds more commercial and Medicaid ACOs serving millions of additional patients.  Read article
Prescription Pills resting on Dollars

Beware of Prescription Scams Targeting Healthcare Providers

By Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak
Member, McDonald Hopkins

Healthcare providers and employers should be on alert for a series of emerging phone scams specifically targeting healthcare providers with prescription authority and pharmacists. These scams have been reported in Ohio and are expected to afflict providers in other states as well. Read article