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.

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  • April 2018: Clinical Connection

    It is a known fact that the best teams achieve greater results and do better than others. In a recent two-year study of 200 teams completed by Google, they tried to identify what moti- vates the most effective teams and what the character traits and skills are that make up these teams.

Clinical Connection

  • April 2018: Clinical Connection

    It is a known fact that the best teams achieve greater results and do better than others. In a recent two-year study of 200 teams completed by Google, they tried to identify what moti- vates the most effective teams and what the character traits and skills are that make up these teams.

  • March 2018: Clinical Connection

    This week, there has been greater emphasis on patient safety by some of the leading organizations such as IHI, AHA, Lucien Leape Institute, AHRQ, and their partners. The data published at the end of 2017 suggest that health care organizations have made some improvement in patient safety. While reviewing the numerous websites and articles, most suggesting that patient safety should be a #1 priority, this writer reflected on personal experiences in boardrooms, hospital agendas, and where patient safety falls.

Compliance

  • 2018 February Compliance Newsletter

    According to Investopedia, marketing is about product, place, price, and promotion. Promo- tion often includes activities such as offering rewards, discounts, or free products. A search of the marketing techniques on the internet provides a multitude of advice of how to incentivize customers. What most people do not realize is that in healthcare many of the common prac- tice methods of incentivizing customers or inducing referrals is illegal based upon concerns that the practice could affect both the quality and cost of care.

  • 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.

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.