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

Contracts are the backbone of every business. They help us define the rights and duties between an employer and employee or between an organization and business associates or vendor. However, despite the important role contracts play, many facilities still use manual methods to organize their most vital documents. A surprisingly archaic system given the fast…

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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

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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Better Living Health and Community Services [Case Study]

Prior to 2012, Better Living had always used a manual system for policy management. Policies were located in binders, which were housed in every office, at every site throughout the community. There was no standard policy review and approval process; policies were only reviewed and updated when issues arose. Now, on a day-to-day basis, PolicyManager is used primarily for accessing policies, collaborating on the creation of new policies, and reviewing and updating existing policies. “The system helps ensure that people have access to documents that are updated and contain correct information.” Kristen concludes, “The new system keeps staff on top of their processes and practices, and helps them stay engaged.”

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Integrity Manager

Integrity Manager [Video]

What is Integrity Manager?   Put simply, Integrity Manager is healthcare risk management monitoring software. It provides real-time data surveillance for exclusions/sanctions and credentials checking of vendors/business associates, and employees/contract workers. Integrity Manager is the only comprehensive risk, security and compliance solution for covered entities, business associates, vendors, and employees. It enables CISOs, Quality, Risk…

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Mountain States Health Alliance [Case Study]

Mountain States Health Alliance were using a combination of paper manuals and a homegrown electronic site. This process proved to be cumbersome, inefficient and often resulted in duplicated policies in different departments. Since implementing PolicyManager in 2006, Mountain States Health Alliance has enjoyed many of the robust features and functionality it has added to their policy management and procedure processes. Most of all, with improved document and version control, the organization appreciates how the software has effectively eliminated the guesswork that has allowed staff to act swiftly and with certainty.

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Approaches to Meeting CMS Conditions of Participation [Webinar]

In this webinar, we discuss with Dignity Health effective approaches to successfully meeting the ongoing challenges of complying with CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP). Moderator:  Dr. Sanjaya Kumar, MD, MPH, M.Sc., Chief Medical Officer, PolicyMedical Panelists: Sandra Mugg, Senior Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Dignity Health, Lauren Krikke, Enterprise Project Manager, Dignity Health, and Brenna Yaekle, Manager IT…

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Best Practices For Policies and Procedures Management [White Paper]

What are the best practices for policies and procedures management? Policy management software is known for bringing much-needed order to the typical chaos associated with managing policies. That said, there can always be ways to better utilize the software and thus, make policy management easier.   This Best Practices For Policies and Procedures Management Whitepaper…

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