Coding audits can reinforce quality facility operations, producing efficiencies and cost savings while also enhancing patient care and defending against reduced or delayed reimbursements.
There are many reasons a health system should standardize privileges—including improved program management, compliance, alignment of clinical practice, and clinical competence. Here are 9 steps a typical project to standardize privileges should follow.
Up to now, it has been very difficult for healthcare organizations to be certain their clinicians and other staff were receiving training that complied with every applicable federal and state regulation. hStream Compass is a solution for this common problem.
Healthcare is changing significantly—more care is occurring outside hospitals, and organizations across the care continuum are treating patients with far higher levels of acuity than ever before. This makes resuscitation far more important across the care continuum.
Where and how healthcare is delivered has changed significantly in recent years. Former Resuscitation Training expert Donna Haynes shared these must-haves for moving towards a more rigorous resuscitation training program for the care continuum.
The care continuum involves many settings, including home health/hospice, ambulatory surgery, assisted living, and clinics. Care varies widely across the continuum from a traditional hospital environment, and these settings face unique challenges when it comes to resuscitation.
Behavioral Health is a care environment facing major challenges, similar to much of the rest of healthcare. Here are some of the issues facing this area of healthcare that will have an impact on its workforce and outcomes in the immediate future.
Freestanding emergency rooms and urgent-care clinics meet the consumer demand for convenience, but they cannot be all things to all people—therefore education and outreach are in order.