Protect the privacy of your patients and the reputation of your facility.
Training that’s smarter, more effective, and cost efficient.
Automate the COI disclosure and management process.
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.
The scrutiny of efforts to handle and prevent sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace is stronger than ever before. The past approach to handling perpetrators lightly, keeping things quiet to protect organizations is no longer acceptable. Three recent events show how things have changed.
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.
HIPAA violations include large-scale data privacy breaches through cyberattacks as well as insider threats like celebrity information privacy violations by employees. Healthcare compliance training needs to address them all.
If organizations are going to be successful about managing COI risks, they need to be more proactive in terms of their COI management programs. This requires a change in organizational mindset and culture, such that identification of COIs becomes a shared responsibility.
There has been much discussion regarding the recent changes to HIPAA – and it is big news; however, HIPAA, the law itself, has not changed – at least not yet. On the other hand, it is important to know that the change is in the assessment of civil money penalties, which will now be based on the offender's level of culpability or accountability.
The Code is the cornerstone of any healthcare organization's compliance program and is an essential and integral component of the institution's culture. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, it is also a requirement.
In this white paper, HCCS—A HealthStream Company, surveyed 281 healthcare compliance leaders throughout the U.S. to learn more about the compliance programs in their hospitals.
Government scrutiny of continuum care providers has not slowed down. Rather, its focus on this segment of the healthcare industry is keener than ever. There are ways that continuum care organizations can avoid being targeted for audits.
While healthcare organizations are committed to COI Management, there is not consensus about how to go about it or to whom it applies. HCCS—A HealthStream Company surveyed 281 U.S. healthcare compliance leaders about the current state of their COI compliance programs.
While healthcare organizations largely are committed to complying with COI Management rules, there is a breadth of how they go about it. HCCS—A HealthStream Company surveyed 281 U.S. healthcare compliance leaders about the current state of their COI compliance programs.
You should use a solution for determining your regulatory training that matches your organization. Compass has multiple versions to match organizational complexity and operational environments.
Compliance officers must work to prevent criminal healthcare fraud cases, especially given the expansion of DOJ focus areas for investigating possible fraudulent action.
To evaluate how healthcare organizations are managing their efforts to reduce COIs, HCCS—A HealthStream Company surveyed 281 U.S. healthcare compliance leaders about the current state of their compliance programs.
Making sure your mandatory annual healthcare training meets all regulatory requirements is not as impossible as it seems, even when different requirements are buried in multiple sources and overlapping regulatory agencies.