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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Up to now, it has been very difficult for healthcare organizations to be certain their clinicians and other staff were receiving training that complied with every applicable federal and state regulation. hStream Compass is a solution for this common problem.
Understanding the what, where, and why of coding audits provides a deeper understanding of what they are designed to do and the many benefits they offer to healthcare providers and systems.
The HHS Secretary has declared a public health emergency in response to increased use and abuse of prescription opioids. The industry is facing more monitoring, more scrutiny, and more prescription oversight.
How an organization goes about investigating a claim of sexual harassment is extremely important and can lead to better outcomes when an incident occurs. Here are 9 suggestions for conducting successful harassment investigations.
Social media involves constantly changing security risks that hospitals need to be aware of, according to Tom Pendergast, Ph.D., Chief Strategist at MediaPRO, an e-learning development company.
As part of a recent HCCS webinar, business and employment law attorney Jennifer Kearns examines six of the complicated issues involved in sexual harassment training.
The 2016 CMS Emergency Preparedness rule establishes new national requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers to ensure those facilities are able to adequately plan for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters. What specifically is required?
The healthcare industry isn’t immune to sexual harassment, and because it has concentrated power in certain positions such as physicians, training and reporting can pose significant obstacles.
Whether it is live, taped, or computer-based, compliance training has to engaging and capture the attention of a workforce that seems to have a shorter attention span every year. Four suggestions to improve engagement.
HCCS has helped us propel our compliance training and other online education programs into the 21st century,” Kay says. “I’ve seen enough of the other courses to know that if you do compliance training online, HCCS does it better than anyone else.”
The Joint Commission has found inadequate safety culture to be a significant contributing factor to adverse outcomes. To support this finding, it recently emphasized the need for healthcare leadership to create an effective culture of safety.
In our first installment of the Second Opinions Podcast, Dr. Miles Snowden, the Chief Medical Officer at TeamHealth, shares his personal insight on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and what it means for physicians, hospitals, and consumers.
HealthStream celebrates our customers who are Five-Star HCAHPS Summary Star winners. The HCAHPS Star Ratings will provide a quick summary of each HCAHPS measure in a format that is increasingly familiar to consumers.
HealthStream has used various surveys to collect information from healthcare leaders and employees on their organizations’ top HCAHPS challenges. Our analysis identifies the top three challenges as communication, consistency and sustainability, and understanding the survey and reports.
There are 25 Performing Provider Systems in New York’s DSRIP. Having spent two years getting infrastructure and project plans in place, it is time to start operationalizing all that work. April 1, 2017 marked the beginning of Year 3, and reporting now will be a major focus.
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.