Welcome to HealthTechS3
HealthTechS3 is a 45 year old, award-winning healthcare consulting and strategic hospital services firm based in Brentwood, Tennessee with clients across the United States. We are dedicated to the goal of improving performance, achieving compliance, reducing costs and ultimately improving patient care. Leveraging consultants with deep healthcare industry experience, HealthTechS3 provides actionable insights and guidance that supports informed decision making and drives efficiency in operational performance.
Our consultants are former hospital leaders and executives. HealthTechS3 has the right mix of experienced professionals that services hospital clients across the nation. HealthTechS3 offers flexible and affordable services, consulting and technology as we focus on delivering solutions that can be implemented and provide a positive, measurable impact.
May C4 Newsletter
Do you believe that you are prepared and ready each dayRead More
to receive the message that surveyors are at your front
door or is survey readiness one of the things that cause
you sleepless nights?
April 2018: Compliance Newsletter
The development and implementation of physician contracts can be extremely complicat-
ed. When developing these contracts, the Stark Laws and Anti-kickback statutes have to be
taken into consideration. The Stark Law was enacted almost 30 years ago and was devel-Read More
oped to remove financial motivations for physicians to order unnecessary testing, and to con-
trol overall health care costs.
April 2018: LTC Newsletter
In 2016, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)
performed an overhaul of long-term care (LTC) requirements.
Due to the significant number of changes and the time needed
to become compliant, CMS developed a phased implementa-
tion approach. There are three implementation deadlines. The
first, November 28, 2016 included those changes that were simple
to implement.Read More
April C4 Newsletter
HealthTechS3 Recruiting has been filling key hospitalRead More
positions because we have deep industry experience
and understand the key factors and issues which must
be considered when recruiting for a hospital. Our
track record includes the completion of over 600
searches for all sizes of hospitals across the country.
Februaury C4 Newsletter
A recent posting from CMS included the selection ofRead More
32 new quality measures for 2018, and NQF has
submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS) for 35
standardized performance measures on February 1.
Based on these two initiatives, it becomes apparent
that even greater emphasis is being placed on quality
and patient safety.
January C4 Newsletter
The concept of strategic planning and the structure around it is relatively simple, yet the thoughts andRead More
ultimately the energy to create ideas to support success is the real challenge. Dialogue and decision-
making relative to priorities should always be the focus with questions and discussion that address such
topics as the future vision, significant challenges, the value proposition, the strategic milestone to
achieve the vision, and the 4-7 critical steps to overcome any potential obstacles.
HTS3 is providing monthly webinars that will offer contemporary and informative topics for all to learn new strategies and actions to continually improve performance. The First Quarter of 2018 webinars are provided with the corresponding links to register below. Please share the calendar with everyone so no one misses the valuable content.Read More
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 whenRead More
providing healthcare services in both the rural
clinic and rural hospital setting.
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.Read More
The recent report from Leapfrog and a review of the data caused consternation from this writer. It is important for everyone to know that I believe that data is critical and should be available for making knowledgeable decisions. However, after reviewing the Leapfrog report, it became quite apparent that measuring performance is clearly not a perfected science, and requires considerable man hours to assure accurate reporting.Read More