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.
Compliance with government regulations and ethical concerns demand that healthcare institutions and researchers diligently disclose every conflict of interest (COI). Organizations must take steps develop a management and mitigation plan that prevents biased medical decision-making.
Mergers and acquisitions are occurring with organizations that we would never have expected to be partners in healthcare. With these new partnerships, healthcare organizations now have new contractual obligations that they need to accommodate.
Healthcare has historically grown its leaders from within. Can compliance officers and other c-suite professionals from different industries add value and help create a better future in healthcare?
Healthcare isn’t going to stop evolving anytime soon, and so providers—and their compliance officers and related professionals—must always be thinking ahead.
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.
The threat to the security of information is an evolving one, and the key to real vigilance incorporates both technology and training. Make sure that your organization helps employees to understand their vital role in the protection of this information.
Healthcare providers have a crucial role in victim identification and support because they are in a unique position to recognize problems that may not be obvious at first glance.
HealthStream asked Melinda Sawyer, DrPH, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, the Director of Patient Safety and Education for the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality for her insight on how healthcare can achieve high reliability. She responded with two best practices.
We can transform compliance training to unite employees towards a common goal: preventing negligent acts on non-compliance if we promote enthusiasm around compliance with the constructive use of incentives like creative communication, rewards, recognition, and elevated status.
Healthcare faces threats from many directions, including cyber-attacks, devastating natural disasters, and the opioid crisis. We have assembled the following resources for healthcare leaders researching ways to overcome their challenges.
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.
Recognizing the role data plays in training is good, but knowing how to utilize it to provide not only quality training, but programs that are tailored to organizational goals and employee needs and skill sets is crucial.
Nursing facility providers are now required to design and implement a multi-component compliance and ethics program, effective as of November 28, 2016, but with an implementation process that spans a three year period.
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.”
In order to maintain their reputations for integrity and impartiality, medical associations for all kinds of specialties have to be vigilant about avoiding and identifying conflicts of interest among their members.
Three essential best practices for HIPAA compliance are to monitor and update BAAs, monitor and audit access, and perform adequate and routine risk analyses.
Hospitals and other healthcare providers must monitor payments made to their affiliated physicians and mid-level providers. Using available technology, a query can be completed in just a few minutes.
Being mindful of gender identity, sexual orientation and behavior as well as our own assumptions can help us to provide more affirming care for patients. This will result in better outcomes and an improved patient experience for LGBTQ patients.
With the annual publication every summer of the CMS open payments database, healthcare providers can manage risk to their financial health, tax-exempt status, and reputation by implementing a process to monitor payments made to their affiliated physicians.