CEO Updates

CEO Update February 2017

Posted on February 07, 2017

Written By: Diane Bradley, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, FACHCA, Regional Chief Clinical Officer
HealthTechS3 Executive Recruiting has been building and optimizing high performance healthcare executive teams for over 45 years. We have worked with facilities of all sizes – from 10 bed Critical Access Hospitals to multi-billion-dollar integrated health systems.

CEO Update January 2017

Posted on January 18, 2017

The management of a system conversion is challenging for every facility moving to a new electronic health record (EHR). System conversions will test the organizational and financial stability of the organization while also producing opportunity for improvement that can result in positive change within the revenue cycle.

CEO Update December 2016

Posted on December 15, 2016

Organizations are coming under greater scrutiny as it relates to fraud, waste and abuse. Compliance program implementation evolved from voluntary to mandatory in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The Office of Civil Rights has moved past their pilot programs to the second phase of HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Audits.

CEO Update November 2016

Posted on November 07, 2016

The board’s responsibility regarding quality and patient safety has shifted from listening to reports regarding performance to one of active involvement in assuring a safe environment for those seeking services from an organization. Assuring overall quality directly aligns with the financial bottom line of the organization which is the fiduciary responsibility of the board.

CEO Update October 2016

Posted on October 10, 2016

Is it a struggle to maintain consistent HCAHPS scores in your organization? Are your scores good one quarter after you implement some concentrated ways to
improve an area, and then discover the next quarter that the scores have dropped because of a lack of focus in that particular area? HTS3 can help!

CEO Update September 2016

Posted on September 19, 2016

CMS has issued the final rule for emergency preparedness. The final rule requires Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers to comply with the “best practice standards” for emergency preparedness once the regulations in the final rule become effective which is 60-days after being published in the Federal Register. Once the regulations are effective, Medicare and Medicaid providers will have one year to address the four new standards which are based on emergency planning, policies and procedures, a communication plan, and training programs.

CEO Update August 2016

Posted on August 09, 2016

All across the country, physicians and other healthcare providers are scrambling to prepare for the impending implementation of MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. This is the federal law that implements healthcare delivery and payment reform across the spectrum to eligible clinicians beginning on January 1, 2017.

CEO Update July 2016

Posted on July 15, 2016

HIMSS is reporting that five health care technologies are projected to grow exponentially (around 300%) this year, particularly software around staff scheduling. Based on this prediction, does your organization want to invest in this software or are there other options? Click to Download Presentation

CEO Update June 2016

Posted on June 27, 2016

The National Quality Forum (NQF), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) have released a “Practical Playbook” for creating or enhancing hospital antibiotic stewardship programs. The playbook provides a comprehensive and practical plan for hospitals to implement stewardship programs that can help improve patient outcomes and reduce antibiotic resistance. Click to Download Presentation

CEO Update May 2016

Posted on May 13, 2016

The Clean Hands Count campaign encourages health care professionals, patients and patients’ loved ones to keep their hands clean to prevent passing infectious disease. It addresses myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene, such as the idea that alcohol-based hand sanitizer contributes to antibiotic resistance and is more damaging to hands than washing with soap and water. Click to Download Presentation