infection prevention policies

10 must-have infection control policies

Hospitals heal—that’s what they’re known for. This is why, for many, the possibility of contracting a hospital acquired infection (HAI) is an unfathomable event. That being said, despite the conceptions that people might have about their safety within hospital walls, it isn’t uncommon. So, what can be done to maintain the quality and reputations of…

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policy committee

Eight must-have people on your policy committee

If you’re interested in how to create a policy committee at your hospital—you’ve come to the right place! A committee is a necessary step towards a safer, more compliant hospital. After all, you know as well as we do that policies and regulations change and evolve as we move forward in the journey of making…

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Approaches to meeting CMS Conditions of Participation

Approaches to meeting CMS Conditions of Participation

The past decade has ushered in a number of changes to regulatory, payer and accreditation standards in the healthcare industry. Mandatory healthcare compliance policies and procedures that are not only required to be in place but need to be revised, reviewed and disseminated throughout your organization. In some cases, it’s easy, in other instances when…

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GDPR

Three To-dos to Check-off Before the GDPR Takes Effect

What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation is a new piece of legislation to strengthen the protection of personal data for citizens across the Europe Union. Before you dismiss this article, because you’re not based in the EU–it’s important to note that this not only applies to all organizations that conduct business with the…

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healthcare cyberattacks

6 Key Learnings from Recent Healthcare Cyberattacks

What lessons can we learn from the likes of the recent “WannaCry” ransomware attack?  [This is Part 2 of a 2 part series] Read part 1: Healthcare Under Siege. Today’s increasingly digitized healthcare industry is that much more vulnerable as targets for individuals carrying out cyberattacks, such as the recent “WannaCry” ransomware attack. This is…

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healthcare cyberattacks

Healthcare under siege: Everything you need to know about the recent cyberattacks

[This is part 1 of a two-part series] The recent global cyberattacks that practically crippled the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (England and Scotland specifically) exposed and highlighted just how vulnerable the global healthcare industry is to system breaches and unauthorized access to key, electronically protected, patients’ health information (ePHI). Even though…

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CMS updates

Can’t Miss CMS Updates for 2018

Recently, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the USA (CMS) proposed numerous updates and changes to their Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and to the Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for FY2018. The CMS also issued a general request for information (RFI) to gather ideas and suggestions on…

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patient safety policy

Improving Patient Safety One Policy at a Time

Healthcare policies and procedures save lives.  When front line staff are not able to quickly and easily access policies and procedures at the point of care this can have a negative impact on the accuracy and speed of patient care.   A recent article published in Healthcare IT News outlined how El Camino Hospital, a…

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automate healthcare policy management

How Better Living Health and Community Services Automates Healthcare Policy Management

Recently we had an opportunity to connect with Kathy Moffat, Manager Administration, and Human Resources at Better Living Health and Community Services to discuss how they streamlined their policy management process with our cloud-based software solution.  Better Living Health and Community Services, a Toronto-based long term care facility helps adults and seniors experience a better…

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