10 Things to Know When Choosing a Healthcare Vendor and Credentialing Solution

In the healthcare world, we’re no strangers to data breaches. In fact, the healthcare industry has the largest percentage of breaches compared to any other industry. As such, a growing number of rules, regulations and fines have been borne out of it. This is where a real-time vendor and credentialing tool can help keep your organization safe. With so many people coming and going, you want to ensure that every vendor, employee, and contractor that enter your doors is in good standing.

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Hospital for Special Surgery [Case Study]

When the Hospital for Special Surgery decided to implement a new EMR system in 2014, they wanted to take the time to review their processes. Recognizing that their current paper process was ineffective, they saw it as a necessity to improve upon their organizational methodologies. In particular, HSS looked to transform their inpatient and outpatient experiences. As such, they asked the Operational Excellence (OE) team to spearhead the task at hand and lead transformation efforts around the enterprise. Not only did OE help lead the project but they also engaged many disciplines throughout the hospital including nursing, physician assistants, and physical therapy.

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The Cost of a Healthcare Cyber Breach [Infographic]

Over the years, our lives have been made increasingly more convenient with technology. But as exciting as the digital age has been and continues to be as its reach expands, it has also brought with it a slew of possible security risks. Every sign-up, every click, every email acts as a potential window into our lives and makes us and, worse yet, everyone in our organization vulnerable to a possible attack.

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Reduce clinical errors by deploying an automated policy & procedure management solution integrated with evidence-based content [Webinar]

Reduce clinical errors by deploying an automated policy & procedure management solution integrated with evidence-based content This on-demand webinar will address how you can access evidence-based content directly within your healthcare policies and procedures at the time of patient care so that you may reduce clinical errors. Dr. Kumar will provide examples of how you…

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Minimizing the Risk of Third Party Vendors and Contractors in Healthcare [Podcast]

Minimizing the Risk of Third Party Vendors and Contractors in Healthcare Your hospital deals with hundreds—maybe thousands—of contract workers, and third party vendors, which is pretty impressive. You know as well as we do just how vital every vendor is to ensuring your organization runs smoothly. But, the more manpower that comes onboard comes great…

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How to Gain Productivity in Healthcare [White Paper]

How to Gain Productivity in Healthcare Mounting compliance and regulations standards in the healthcare industry continue to add to already overburdened workloads. What isn’t considered when new additions or changes are made is how full plates already are, as a result, productivity tends to take a hit. So how can you and your organization, in…

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10 Must-have Features to Look for in a Policy Management Solution

Don’t make a decision before you read this guide! The search for a healthcare policy management solution can feel like the entire weight of your organization is resting on your shoulders. After all, it can make the difference between achieving your policy management and patient safety goals or not. Before you start talking to vendors…

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Carson Valley Medical Center [Case Study]

In early 2012, Carson Valley was previously using a competitor’s software to manage their policies and procedures. They had been using this system for about five years when the hospital’s compliance officer began seeking a solution better suited to their needs. “Her primary concern was the cost,” says Tammy. “It had too many features for us, and we ended up paying for features we were not using. It was way too complicated.” The compliance officer created a policy committee and the committee viewed demos of four different policy management solutions.

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Breckinridge Health [Case Study]

Breckinridge was struggling with an inefficient policy management system. “Everything was on paper, and each department had its own manuals. It was a nightmare,” recalls Sheila Eakin, Policy Coordinator at Breckinridge. One specific event incited the administration at Breckinridge to critically examine their policy management process. During an accreditation survey, staff members were asked to locate two specific policies. Due to their poor policy management system, they were unable to locate the policies, thus affecting the outcome of the survey. At this point, administrators recognized that they needed to make a change.

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Closing the Gap! Improving Patient Quality by Linking Healthcare Policies with Evidence-based Procedures [Webinar]

Mountain Health States Alliance, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system located in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia discusses how they have been able to empower frontline staff with online access to a policy library including hyperlinks to evidence-based procedures. With policies linked to the related clinical skills,  this makes it significantly easier for front-line staff to find information within seconds, improve productivity and provide quality patient care.

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