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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the world of healthcare compliance, the HHS Office of Inspector General OIG plays an important and determinative role. The OIG discussed new compliance directions at the HCCA conference.
Federal and state governments continue their close scrutiny of the Continuum care/post-acute sector. Here we discuss compliance risk areas and CIA in this part of the healthcare industry.
Where healthcare compliance professionals spend their time is changing as accrediting bodies and regulators find new areas that merit investigation. This blog post comes from our Part 2 round-up of important topics covered at the HCCA 2018 Enforcement Conference.
The regulatory burden faced by organizations across the healthcare continuum is significant in terms of the time and resources involved in meeting its requirements. $39 billion is the annual cost to healthcare providers to comply with the administrative aspects of regulatory compliance.
Providers’ success at providing quality care is at risk when healthcare organizations are challenged by compliance. These 15 HealthStream blog posts from 2017 demonstrate our commitment to solutions focused on improving compliance.
Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Do you use a paper-based system for Competency and Performance Management? What if you were asked to provide a report to assess the competency of the entire organization on a skill such as blood transfusion? How long would that take you? What if your manager asks you to identify only employees who ‘Did Not Meet Expectations’ for this competency? Even worse, what if she asks “How does this compare to last year?’
An interview with Lee Ann Hanna, Director of Education, TriStar Centennial Medical Center (HCA), Nashville, Tennessee
With the publication in 2014 of the CMS “Open Payments” database, which makes all payments to physicians from Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies available in a searchable database, conflicts of interest has become a hot-button issue in healthcare.
With so much negative press coming out daily about compliance and so many sweeping changes being enacted in the human resources realm, especially in healthcare, there is no better time to make sure that your organization is in order.
CMS expects HealthStream and healthcare facilities to fully comply with all of the official protocols for each CAHPS survey. This is especially complicated because the rules are not consistent between programs.
The hospice industry has been subject to increasing regulation by governmental and accrediting entities. To stay up-to-date in this rapidly changing environment—and to continue to provide effective interventions for patients nearing the end of life—continuing education is a must.
A CIA requires significant attention, data collection, legal defense, negotiation, new systems, new policies, oversight, and enforcement, possibly for many years. Healthcare facilities of all types, including hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, long-term care, physician groups, and more have all seen increases in CIAs. Yet, these organizations often struggle with what to do if a recipient of one.