Steve Haar, Author at SMARTMD Steve Haar, Author at SMARTMD
Virtual Intake Portal – What we have seen so far

Virtual Intake Portal – What we have seen so far

SHARE  Virtual Intake Portal (VIP) is a service created by SMARTMD to manage the admissions process for hospice organizations. Where other tools and approaches to admissions were created to address a part of the process, VIP is a ground-up solution. SMARTMD asked, “if we created a process from scratch, based on technology available today, what would hospice admissions look like?”.  This approach is founded on the concept of DigitalTransformation (DT).  Admissions teams using VIP have reported cutting a couple of…

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Relatively Flat Hospice Index Mask Market Volatility

Relatively Flat Hospice Index Mask Market Volatility

SHARE Hospice Admissions Index & Volatility Scores Relatively Flat Index Mask Market Volatility What is The Hospice Admissions Index and Volatility Score Hospice Admissions Index (HAI) measures the relative monthly change in the broad hospice facilities’ admissions. The participating hospices are part of the SMARTMD Palliative CRM Virtual Intake Portal (VIP). To be included in the HAI, a facility must be part of VIP continuously for the entire measurement period. While the HAI looks at the aggregate change, the Hospice…

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Healthcare Challenge in Workforce Management: Staffing Shortage

Healthcare Challenge in Workforce Management: Staffing Shortage

SHARE For all the discussion of technology, telehealth, and pharma in healthcare, the universal challenge is the workforce shortage. Facilities across the globe struggle to find and keep staff in all areas of the organization. Any solution will require healthcare executives to support long-term industry initiatives while managing the impact of current staffing shortages on their respective organizations. The Impact Of Healthcare Workforce Shortages Every day there are new articles about the impact of workforce shortages in the healthcare industry. …

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Perspective on Digital Transformation

Perspective on Digital Transformation

SHARE Digital transformation (DT) is more than a fad, it is a business necessity. It is easy to stick with what you have been doing in the near term. Since most companies have not implemented DT, the competitive landscape will be static. This masks the threat of not developing plans and implementing DT over the long term. Why Digital Transformation? Since the rise of the internet, people have envisioned a state of operations that, until recently, technology and culture could…

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Maintaining Compliance During Employee Turnover

Maintaining Compliance During Employee Turnover

SHARE Compliance is a significant concern within healthcare, adhering to government and insurance requirements. For hospice, where employee turnover is at the highest level in years, ensuring continuity of care and compliance provides a challenge for organizations across the country. Finding ways to maintain compliance means exploring new tools and processes. Risk of Employee Turnover The more a process depends on the memory of individuals and intervention or manual activity, the greater the risk posed by employee turnover. In most…

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