Newsletters & Bulletins

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  • Lean Culture in Healthcare

    Written By: Faith Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
    According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (2015), culture is defined as a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization.

  • Population Health

    Written By: Faith Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
    As we begin to concentrate our efforts on population health, our interventions need to go way beyond healthy eating advice.

thought-leader-focus Newsletters

  • January 2018: LTC Newsletter

    Long-term care facilities are often faced with challenges surrounding facility- initiated discharges. These types of dis- charges are typically initiated because the facility finds themselves without an ade- quate number of staff who are either avail- able or qualified to care for residents with behavioral concerns or the residents’ ina- bility to pay for care. Finding appropriate placement is difficult.

Clinical Connection

  • January 2018: Clinical Connection

    Recently, I had an unusual experience throughout the health care continuum that caused me considerable frustration, and I wasn’t even the patient! Perhaps those of you reading this diatribe will relate to the maze that we have created for patients and families to navigate.

  • December 2017: Clinical Connection

    Managing patients who have mental health and substance abuse diagnoses, and sometimes combined diagnoses, can oftentimes cause one to pause and remember that there are special regulations and considerations for these patients.

Compliance

  • January 2018: Influenza Vaccinations

    Flu season is upon us and many healthcare workers have questions regarding the mandatory policies surrounding the flu vaccine. Specifi- cally, those policies that identify employees who have or have not taken the vaccine. Examples include alerts on identification badges or requiring those who have not received the vaccine to wear a surgical mask throughout flu season.

  • HIPAA Privacy In Rural Health Care

    Practicing healthcare in rural communities can create unique barriers to compliance with HIPAA Privacy Laws. Both clinical and non- clinical staff is frequently called upon to serve their neighbors and their own families when providing healthcare services in both the rural clinic and rural hospital setting.

Long-Term Care

  • January 2018: LTC Newsletter

    Long-term care facilities are often faced with challenges surrounding facility- initiated discharges. These types of dis- charges are typically initiated because the facility finds themselves without an ade- quate number of staff who are either avail- able or qualified to care for residents with behavioral concerns or the residents’ ina- bility to pay for care. Finding appropriate placement is difficult.

  • November 2017: LTC Newsletter

    Due to the number of changes, the implementation dates for the rules were separated into three different phases. Phase one changes went into effect on November 28, 2016. Phase Two, which contains a significant number of changes is scheduled to be implemented this month, November 28, 2017, and Phase Three, November 28, 2019.