Qhr's New Web-based Mentoring Program Offers One-On-One Consulting With Click of a Mouse

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Hospitals that have previously relied on sporadic site visits or communications via phone or email as a means of gleaning information from their healthcare consultants can now reap the benefits of increased one-on-one time spent with these consultants. QHR's new Web-based mentoring program utilizes the latest Web-cam technology to bring hospital decision-makers face-to-face with QHR experts who provide ongoing, reliable training on a variety of subjects, such as departmental budgeting, and policy and procedure implementation.

Hospitals that have previously relied on sporadic site visits or communications via phone or email as a means of gleaning information from their healthcare consultants can now reap the benefits of increased one-on-one time spent with these consultants. QHR's new Web-based mentoring program utilizes the latest Web-cam technology to bring hospital decision-makers face-to-face with QHR experts who provide ongoing, reliable training on a variety of subjects, such as departmental budgeting, and policy and procedure implementation.

"QHR's Web-based mentoring program provides the information our clients need to manage more effectively and efficiently," said Kenneth Venuto, vice president of QHR's Financial Services Consulting Practice. "The program is designed to not only help develop new leaders, but also improve leadership already in place."

According to Venuto, QHR's Web-based mentoring program can be particularly helpful to small, rural hospitals that otherwise may not be able to afford the training they need to be successful in today's marketplace.

"The fact is that on-site training can get pretty expensive, and many small, rural hospitals just can't afford it," he says. "With QHR's Web-based program, quality training is within every hospital's reach."

QHR's Web-based mentoring program is not a generic, one-size-fits-all training course. Rather, it is a program that helps hospital leadership and department heads meet specific needs and goals. For this reason, the first step in initiating a Web-based mentoring relationship is a site visit, at which a QHR consultant and the client work jointly to develop an action plan that identifies his or her information and training needs.

"QHR's Web-based mentoring program gives our hospital access to more people and more training for less money," said Steve Gaubert, CFO of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center in Thibodaux, La. "It's a great way to share ideas in a broad way - and you don't even have to deal with the hassles and expense associated with travel."

According to Venuto, the Web-based mentoring program is available to assist in a variety of areas, including HIM, PFS, HR, materials management, case management and chargemaster, among others. The program also meets some federal and state requirements for licensed independent review of departments.    

QHR is a family of brands that has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR Management Services is the dominant market leader in hospital management resources, with nearly 170 current multi-year clients across the United States. QHR Consulting Services is among the 15 largest healthcare management consulting firms in the United States, with more than 150 consultants providing financial, operational and strategic support to hospitals. Each year, the QHR Learning Institute trains more than 8,000 healthcare professionals to achieve business goals by improving their leadership and management capabilities. For more information, go to http://www.qhr.com.

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