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.
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.
Another thing that we have done is to implement safety rounds, where we have our patient advisers make safety rounds in the hospitals with our hospital presidents or the quality directors.
Implementing a new software solution to manage conflicts of interest (COI) can be a daunting effort for an organization. The team must be fully prepared and engaged. Here are ten best practices that can help ensure a successful implementation.
With on-site audits expected to pick up when desk audits are completed, and ransomware attacks expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations need to be ever more vigilant.
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.
As we wait to learn about the future of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), what’s not known at this time is the potential impact of proposed changes on the continued operation of the CMS “Open Payments” database.
HCCS Courseware has embraced responsive courseware design. This is a philosophy of interface creation for e-learning courseware, whereby the designer seeks to unify the user experience across all platforms.
When the 21st Century Cures Act was first presented, it contained provisions which would have weakened the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, which was passed as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
Several years ago, we started getting inquiries for our billing, security, and workforce compliance courses to be made compliant with ADA and 508 regulations. In particular, customers were expressing interest in the standards set forth by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as by the ADA.
Many individuals personally involved in the healthcare industry are familiar with the “Open Payments” database published each year by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This database, sometimes referred to as the Physician “Sunshine” database was created as a part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and requires that pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers report payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals for services such as promotional talks, consulting, research, and royalty agreements.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known throughout the healthcare world as HIPAA, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in August of 1996. In the 20 years since, HIPAA has become one of the most widely cited and discussed regulations. The actual law went into effect in 2002 and 2003.
Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Do you use a paper-based system for Competency and Performance Management? What if you were asked to provide a report to assess the competency of the entire organization on a skill such as blood transfusion? How long would that take you? What if your manager asks you to identify only employees who ‘Did Not Meet Expectations’ for this competency? Even worse, what if she asks “How does this compare to last year?’
An interview with Lee Ann Hanna, Director of Education, TriStar Centennial Medical Center (HCA), Nashville, Tennessee