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.
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.
Given the national climate and the widespread impact of the #metoo movement, creating a sexual harassment prevention program has never been as important as at this moment. Here are some best practices for a harassment prevention program initiative.
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?
Compliance officers in the healthcare arena must be nimble thinkers, not just naysayers and rule quoters, in order to find success and add value to their organizations.
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.
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.