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MX.com Brief - Healthcare News | March 29, 2012
Industry Spotlight: Work Stress "Health Epidemic of the 21st Century"
Welcome to The Brief, the MX.com newsletter to keep healthcare leaders and innovators informed on industry trends, MX.com and Solution and Seller developments.
In this issue:
- Industry Spotlight: Work Stress "Health Epidemic of the 21st Century"
- New MX White Paper:
- Upcoming MX.com Webinars
- This Week's Poll: Employees Disconnected?
- MX.com - No Membership Fees...Ever
Sounds drastic, but the World Health Organization gave 'Work Stress' that title after reporting that 'Stress' and the illnesses resulting from stress accounted for more than 70% of all visits to medical doctors in 2008.
Nearly half of all workers suffer from moderate to severe stress while on the job, according to a recent ComPsych survey and the WHO estimates that stress costs businesses in the United States up to $300 billion a year. The levels of stress combined with the limited job market are causing engagement levels to plummet.
ModernSurvey.com's study of employee engagement levels in the U.S. revealed an alarming trend among the country's respondents. The survey, conducted in September of 2011, reports that while employee engagement levels are falling to record lows, only 21% of unhappy workers are looking for new jobs.
But what does that mean for healthcare? Last year, Gallup.com revealed a direct link between low employee engagement levels and...more
New MX White Paper: Surviving an RRC Site Visit
Last week, we released our new white paper, Surviving an RRC Site Visit: A Strategic Approach. In just a few days the response has been impressive, with the white paper being downloaded thousands of times.
Although Residency Review Committee (RRC) site visits are an integral part of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) process, some teaching hospitals may feel the pressure brought on by a seemingly endless string of citations and site visits.
Our latest white paper, Surviving an RRC Site Visit: A Strategic Approach examines how some organizations, like Duke University Hospital, have developed strategic approaches to meet the ACGME criteria through a useful methodology, which results in minimal citations with maximum time between return visits.
Get your complimentary copy now on MX.com. This white paper provides an overview of the key steps involved in a field survey and looks at Duke University Hospital's comprehensive methodology to successfully prepare for RRC site visits in an organized, step-by-step way.
Have you downloaded your copy yet? Visit MX.com now to get your complimentary copy of the MX.com white paper now.
Employee Engagement Webinar
In addition to improving employee morale, increasing productivity and patient loyalty, according to the 2010 Harvard Business Review, a small increase in employee engagement scores (0.1%) equates to a bottom-line increase of $100,000.
Attend our featured Employee Engagement Webinar to learn how Benefis Health System drastically improved their employee engagement scores from 2.7 in 2002 to 4.08 in 2010, based on a five-point scale.
The webinar focuses on Benefis Health System's Employee Engagement Survey and how implementing a similar survey can help your hospital:
- Effectively Measure Employee Engagement
- Reduce Employee Turnover Rate
- Identify Areas Needing Improvement
- Develop Targeted Action Plans and Identify Growth Initiatives
- Increase Retention and Attract Top Talent
Join us for the complimentary webinar as we discuss Benefis Health System's approach to improving employee engagement. They will outline how they created and tailored their survey questions to their organization based on strategic plans, needs, growth initiatives and areas they felt would help them become more successful with retention and attracting top talent.
Registration is limited. Sign up now to discover how increasing employee engagement can increase your bottom line.
Readmission Reduction Webinar:
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:30pm Eastern
Duration: 45 minutes
Presenter: Adventist Health System's Paul Garrett, MD, Senior Medical Director for Evidence Based Practice and MX.com's Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE
To register for this and other webinars, click here
Special Note: MX.com Webinars are open to providers and health systems. In order to register for this meeting, you must be a hospital, physician/provider or health system employee. We are not able to accommodate vendors or consultants at this time.
According to a 2010 report by Press Ganey Associates, 45 percent of hospital employees consider themselves "distanced from or discontent with their current work." And last year, Gallup's Business Impact Analysis Group reported that hospitals with the lowest employee engagement levels incur, on average, $1.12 million more in malpractice claims per year than hospitals with top employee engagement scores.
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