Through our regular monitoring of the healthcare industry, we are all too aware that regulations are constantly changing and adjustments are needed to comply with the most up to date standards.
Managing all of these policies does not need to be chaotic; it just takes a little attention to organizing and ensure your staff is complying with healthcare policies.
Managing Your Healthcare Policies
First and foremost, having your healthcare policies in a centralized location is of the utmost importance. Utilizing a web-based platform rather than manuals and binders helps eliminate the risk of having out-dated policies. Good policy management software allows members to upload and edit a health care policy, allowing that content to be available to the rest of the healthcare facility in a fast and efficient manner.
Our software may be able to help you have peace of mind knowing your staff is complying with the facilities healthcare policies. In other instances, it may be that another software provider is a better fit, but in either case, the responsibility first falls upon the policy administrator. These administrators are there to ensure that the policies their staff are reading and complying to are up to date and easily accessible.
Ensuring Staff Are Complying With Healthcare Policies And Procedures
Once you have provided your staff with the policies that they require to give proper care to their patients, how do you know if each staff member fully understood the concept and requirements of the policy and will, therefore, comply? An attestation feature in policy management software helps ensure staff members fully understand the concept and requirements. Often, due to changes in regulations, the administrator will need to adjust and edit a healthcare policy in order to comply.
Updated And New Policies
If a policy update or new policy has been uploaded in policy management software, you can assign certain departments or facilities to confirm they have read the document. You can also prompt them to provide a digital signature thus, confirming that they have read and understood the policy. System administrators are able to review the length of time the policy was reviewed by each staff member; ensuring proper time was spent reading the policy before they attested. In addition, System Administrators are able to apply deadlines outlining when to attest by and can review those who have not read the document by the provided deadline. All of these features provide you with the resources that you need to ensure your staff is complying with the healthcare policies.
Attestation In PolicyManager
The attestation feature of PolicyManager allows users to confirm that they have read and understood new and updated policies and procedures. Registered users can choose which policies require attestation, who must attest, and set deadlines for attestation. It may be that our attestation feature will suit your needs, or it may not, but we would be happy to explore this aspect with you.
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