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.
Avoiding and preventing conflict of interest (COI) is an important focus of healthcare compliance. When the medical director at a prominent research hospital failed to disclose his strong industry ties, it created a major headache for everyone involved.
What role does healthcare leadership play in conflict of interest (COI) compliance? When support from the very top does not exist, COI compliance becomes inconsistent, with some departments excelling and others falling behind.
Effective compliance training that incorporates the best practices contained in this blog post and the more extensive article on which it is based can help employees understand their obligations and make every staff member an extension of the compliance team.
Like for any emergent disease, as healthcare professionals, we do what we know to do about opioid abuse disorder. Prevent the disease from ever happening and use evidence-based practices to treat those affected. Given the enormity of the problem, we conclude it will take a long time and great effort to effect change.
Here are the five most popular HealthStream blog posts published in 2018 focused on the healthcare compliance.
Recommended regulation reduction solutions are wide in scope and fairly ambitious, as far as what the government should do. One starting place is to admit regulation’s negative impacts on outcomes.
When we try to keep healthcare compliance training as engaging as possible, it is more likely to succeed. That requires you to incorporate humor, use video wherever effective, explain concepts on a personal level, and tell stories that engage the learner.
When effort is made to keep compliance training engaging, it is more likely to succeed. That requires you to keep the training on the shorter side and as interesting as possible with elements that include relatable characters and ways to measure the effectiveness of learning.
Compliance Education will fail if it doesn’t match the learning requirements of its audience. Effective compliance training can help every employee understand their compliance obligations and make them extensions of the compliance team.
The LGBTQ population has historically faced discrimination within many healthcare settings, which can create barriers to receiving appropriate care. HCCS customer Main Line Health has launched LGBTQ Inclusive Care to change this common experience.
A system that tracks completion of required training plays a strong role in effective compliance programs. Anyone who has had to work under an Integrity Agreement (IA) or Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) can attest to the power of proof of compliance training.
To create a culture of compliance, employees have to understand why the compliance training assigned to them is necessary and important. The goal is to create a culture with a sense of shared responsibility where employees feel, “We're all in the same boat regardless of our position.”
This year’s Healthcare Security and Safety week focuses on “Trusted Partners in Healthcare,” recognizing the importance of safety and security professionals. How are you showing appreciation for your organization’s safety and security officers this week?
In the wake of last year’s hurricanes, we spoke with administrators and physicians from TeamHealth who worked tirelessly to care for patients before, during, and after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Here, they offer some suggestions for disaster preparation and response.
Do you know how your compliance programs compare to those of other healthcare organizations? If you knew how you stacked up to others, do you think you might alter the decisions you are making?
Here we’ve collected recent HealthStream articles with one common theme—the vital role that training can play in supporting successful healthcare compliance programs.
When managers receive a harassment complaint, how they respond is critical for avoiding even more difficult situations. In a recent webinar, business and employment law attorney Jennifer Kearns had advice for managers about how to respond to a harassment complaint.
Like many other areas of healthcare, compliance is plagued by challenges and responsibilities that can seriously affect the financial viability of an organization. Here are links to 10 webinar recordings focused on aspects of healthcare compliance.
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.