Protect the privacy of your patients and the reputation of your facility.
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Automate the COI disclosure and management process.
The start of a new year and a new decade is an appropriate time to assess the state of affairs in terms of U.S. healthcare and think about major trends that are changing our industry. Here are 10 trends to which we think everyone in healthcare should be paying attention.
By identifying risks of compliance to the CoPs and accreditation standards, an organization can take effective action to protect its valuable relationship with federally funded healthcare organizations, as well as private payers.
Knowing the difference between staff training and staff competency could help long-term care providers avoid headaches, penalties, and other operational negatives related to the rollout of Final Rule Stage 3.
This blog post, an article excerpt, defines Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and why they were established, as well as why compliance with them is important.
To illustrate the difficulty that a typical healthcare provider may encounter when planning annual required training, we offer the example of just one role in a single state—a respiratory therapist in Tennessee
Understand how to prevent the spread of the three most common blood-borne pathogens. Know the essential elements in the creation of a safety culture that will minimize the risks of exposure to blood borne pathogens for employees and patients.
When a patient in a vegetative state at a long-term care hospital unexpectedly gave birth, the organization’s lack of appropriate response led to investigations revealing a history of harassment and abuse and an atmosphere where staff didn’t feel they could speak up.
This blog post starts to define Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and examines new ways healthcare organizations can use assessments and training from HealthStream to ensure staff understand and are adhering to policies that support compliance.
For anyone responsible for compliance training, it is truly a nightmare to go through the annual process of compiling all training requirements and then organizing them into a curriculum specific for each job function within an organization
In addition to laws that apply generally to organizations, healthcare has its own specific prohibitions for sexual harassment and abuse. Healthcare organizations need to be sure their policies and practices allow effective responses and investigations to any allegations of harassment or abuse.
To treat every generation the same, especially when it comes to improving retention, may really be a mistake. When it comes to retention, stop thinking how you can make others more like yourself. Instead, learn to appreciate and adapt to their individual preferences.
Here are the 10 most popular HealthStream blog posts in 2019, regardless of when they were published. Most appear to be connected back to nursing and its intersection with lifelong learning.
Here are the top 10 blog posts published in 2019 by HealthStream. They range in subject matter from healthcare compliance and revenue cycle to employee turnover and shortages. Other posts concentrate on the ongoing opioid crisis and specific healthcare sectors.
As the climate changes, healthcare will feel its impact. The frequency of severe weather is expected to increase, and warmer temperatures will bring their own new threats. Learn more in this article excerpt.
Compliance is truly a growing concern outside of the hospital environment. Expanded scrutiny is being applied by federal and state governments to the areas of the healthcare continuum beyond traditional acute care.
Learn why a new public urgency has caused scrutiny of handling and stopping sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace.
Healthcare organizations need to be certain they are compliant with all the regulations that apply to them as well as to their individual clinicians. Here are some staggering statistics about the current expanse of healthcare regulation.
If you haven’t already, you should be asking if your organization is prepared to adapt to the potential threats that warming temperatures could bring. This post excerpts an article that’ll help you learn more.
Shifting the healthcare education and training paradigm away from mandated classes and annual testing to a more nimble, customized model. Playing to employees’ strengths, especially when properly implemented, can do much to foster and achieve operational goals.
Let your organization's policies and procedures be your guide when it comes to requesting to see the credentials of someone you do not recognize as staff or when making polite inquiries if someone appears to be a visitor. Personal Identification matters in every organization, especially healthcare. Learn about quality standards and protocol that help keep your staff and patients safe.