Posted on June 30, 2021
For medical office buildings owned by hospitals or rented for hospital employed physicians, there’s a new sheriff in town. Beginning July 1, 2021, CMS and Joint Commission surveys will include new life safety standards for these business occupancies.
Posted on June 17, 2021
What leader hasn’t felt like a fraud at some point in their career? A little bit of second-guessing and self-doubt over your ability to perform a job (despite the education, experience and credentials that prove you can) is a completely natural response, especially when adjusting to a new role or facing a new challenge. But, when this fraudulent feeling is left unchecked, it answers to a different name—imposter syndrome.
Posted on June 08, 2021
Each year, healthcare companies spend tens of thousands of dollars recruiting competitive talent and prospective candidates from all across the country.
Posted on June 03, 2021
In many ways, a hospital’s HCAHPS (the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) score serves as its report card, highlighting specific areas in which an organization may excel or require improvement.
Posted on May 26, 2021
With the continued rollout of COVID-19 vaccines across the country, healthcare professionals and providers are breathing a collective sigh of relief as the nation begins to imagine a cautious return to normalcy. With what is likely the worst of the pandemic behind us, many leaders across the industry are taking a pragmatic pause to reflect on the pandemic’s unprecedented disruption and devastation.
Posted on May 18, 2021
Healthcare providers and C-suite leaders at critical access hospitals (CAHs) and rural hospitals know the powerful impact that one surgeon or one procedure can have within a small community.
Posted on May 12, 2021
Whether your organization is a hospital, a federally qualified health clinic or a physician’s practice, social determinants of health should be an important consideration. That’s because a full 80% of health outcomes are associated with factors outside the traditional boundaries of healthcare delivery, according to Robert Wood Johnson & University of Wisconsin Public Health Institute.
Posted on May 03, 2021
For some critical access hospitals (CAHs), the start date for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Quality Assurance Process Improvement (QAPI) regulatory requirements came and went without much fanfare. Quality assurance already is addressed in current CAH Conditions of Participation, and QAPI, to a large extent, is simply an expansion of existing CAH requirements. But, as they say, the devil is in the details.
Posted on April 07, 2021
Using acronyms is supposed to make communication easier and faster. But what happens when there’s a long acronym that gets shortened to a shorter acronym, but that shorter acronym already means something else? Confusion, that’s what happens.
Posted on April 01, 2021
How do you increase diversity in healthcare leadership? Is it as simple as having qualified, diverse talent in your candidate pool? That’s a start, but those qualified candidates won’t get hired and won’t be able to succeed in your organization if you think that’s all it takes, says Kevin Hardy, director of executive and interim recruitment for HealthTechS3.