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

  • May 2018: Compliance Newsletter

    Compliance, quality, and risk have traditionally been areas of confusion. There are so many areas of crossover it can be difficult to determine the separation between them and in some cases, there is no separation. This can be especially difficult in facilities that have separate compliance, quality and risk departments.

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

  • May 2018: Compliance Newsletter

    Compliance, quality, and risk have traditionally been areas of confusion. There are so many areas of crossover it can be difficult to determine the separation between them and in some cases, there is no separation. This can be especially difficult in facilities that have separate compliance, quality and risk departments.

  • 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- oped to remove financial motivations for physicians to order unnecessary testing, and to con- trol overall health care costs.

Long-Term Care

  • May 2018: LTC Newsletter

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases a weekly Morbidity and Mor- tality Report. Included in the May 11, 2018 report was statistics related to deaths from falls among persons ≥65 from 2007-2016. The CDC indicated in their report that falls account for the largest percentage of deaths from unintentional injuries which is the seventh leading cause of death in older adults.1

  • 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.