4 Takeaways from the HR Healthcare 2017 Director's Report

Healthcare human resources leaders continue to face challenges in adapting to today’s changing healthcare demands. For example, with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals and other health systems are now held at higher standards of accountability in delivering quality patient care.

How Healthcare HR Can Overcome the Challenge of Consumerism

With the healthcare industry’s move towards value-based care, consumerism has become increasingly relevant for the success of healthcare organizations. Research, however, has shown that healthcare employers are not ready for this emerging trend. Although the majority of hospitals and health systems recognize the importance of consumerism most have not put consumerism into action, according to the first annual State of Consumerism in Healthcare survey by Kaufman Hall and Cadent Consulting Group.

Top 3 Healthcare Performance Management Trends for 2017

The effectiveness of your performance management strategy may be one of the most important facets contributing to your healthcare organization’s long-term success. The fundamental goal is to work together to improve employee efficiency, maximize talent, and assess progress to ensure employees are meeting their objectives and career goals. It’s a continuous process that empowers, inspires and engages employees in ways that foster ongoing learning and improvement, making your people a competitive advantage.

5 Ways to Improve Company Culture in Healthcare HR

Company culture has been a hot topic for employers across all sectors in recent years, and for good reason. According to Josh Bersin, Founder and Principal at Bersin by Deloitte, there is a retention crisis and research reveals that establishing a successful culture is among the top three talent challenges facing business leaders today.

 What You Need to Know About the AHAs Report on Physician Engagement

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently released the report, Critical Conversations on the Changing Health Environment: Physician Engagement. The report discusses the historical divide between clinical leadership and hospital administration and the necessity to bridge the gap in the new healthcare environment where delivering high quality patient care and improving population health outcomes have become increasingly important factors for long-term success.

How to Foster a Culture of Technology for an Engaged Healthcare Workforce

The idea that employee engagement is key to a healthcare organization’s success is true. In fact, a Deloitte study reveals that culture, engagement, and retention have emerged as top issues for business leaders. Eighty-seven percent of organizations cite that it’s their top challenge and 50 percent call the problem “very important.”

[Webinar] Background Check Compliance Essentials: A Critical Tool for Training and Review

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, PreCheck hosted a complimentary webinar covering background check compliance essentials for employers. PreCheck’s Vice President of Compliance Vu Do and Corporate Counsel Kate Vessey discussed the latest background check best practices for employers in an informative 60-minute learning session.

4 Ways to Increase Patient Engagement and Satisfaction

The competency to engage patients in their care is a major component to a healthcare organization’s long-term success. Regardless of how you feel about Meaningful Use or the Affordable Care Act, it’s critical to understand the success of these new models is conditional on two important measurements: patient satisfaction and care outcomes. Research has shown that the more engaged a patient is in their care, the better outcomes they will achieve. So today, it’s no surprise that many healthcare employers have turned their focus onto promoting engagement to deliver better care.

Top Healthcare Trends for 2016

As the saying goes, change is the only constant and this is especially true in the healthcare industry. I recently participated in HRO Today magazine’s “Trends Impacting Healthcare Executives in 2016” webinar, presented by B.E. Smith and AMN Healthcare. The webinar covered the findings from B.E.

Millennials (generally considered to be those born from the mid-1980s to around 2005) have made a name for themselves in the workplace. They’re already done with their first (and maybe even second or third) job and may be starting to look for new opportunities. If you have high-performing millennial employees at your healthcare organization, you’ll want to make sure you’re taking smart steps to keep them engaged and interested.