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.
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.
Having a set of core competencies will be “incredibly helpful” in addressing the current clinical research associate (CRA) shortage. This will benefit those transitioning into clinical research, as well as those making lateral or vertical moves in the clinical trial workplace.
While it is difficult to draw conclusions based on the year to year fluctuations in data from the Open Payments Database, we can begin to see trends by analyzing the data over three years.
A sometimes-daunting array of processes and technologies is putting a new kind of pressure on clinical research professionals that demands innovative training and a core reassessment of how to demonstrate skillsets.
Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act requires the availability of qualified interpreters for any persons with limited English proficiency and can impose corrective action or monetary penalties for failure to comply.
The demands on clinical research professionals to deliver high-quality study data more quickly and efficiently have arguably never been greater, but the industry continues to shy away from adapting technologies and new best practices that could help lighten the load.
OAS CAHPS will become mandatory in January of 2018. Learn which facilities are required to participate in OAS CAHPS and what those facilities should do now in order to prepare.