Hospital Policy Naming Structure

4 Steps to Establishing a Hospital Policy Naming Structure

Are you looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies? One area of struggle for healthcare providers is implementing the right system for naming hospital policies. If done correctly, setting up an organized policy naming structure can be a huge time saver for policy administrators, clinical staff, accreditation and compliance officers, not to mention helps streamline…

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iContracts Acquires PolicyMedical

iContracts, a leading provider of cloud-based contract, compliance, and revenue management solutions today announced that it has acquired Toronto, Canada based PolicyMedical, an industry-leading provider of cloud-based policy lifecycle management solutions.

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Purchasing a Healthcare Policy Management System

7 Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Healthcare Policy Management System

Pricing is inevitably one of the top questions that every buyer seeks when researching potential healthcare policy and procedure management systems. Cost plays a key factor in any purchase decision whether it’s running shoes, a car or a business purchase like a healthcare policy management system. Everyone has corporate fiscal responsibility for spending company funds…

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ISO 9001 for hospitals

Fundamental Objectives and Benefits of ISO 9001 for Hospitals

If you’re not yet familiar with ISO 9001 it’s high time you brushed up on it. For years, ISO 9001 has been recognized in many industry, the world over as a standard system for quality management. Today, it’s entered the healthcare world as a method to maintain a level of care and safety in hospitals…

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contract lifecycle management

The True Cost of Poor Contract Lifecycle Management

Imagine for a moment that you’re an experienced legal counsel for a healthcare system tasked with negotiating, drafting and managing contracts. On this particular day, you are frantically searching through multiple Excel spreadsheets and paper-based contracts in an effort to locate a vendor contract you suspect is up for renewal. With unsatisfactory service from this…

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How to Standardize Community-Based Palliative Care with TJC

How to Standardize Community Based Care provided by your Healthcare Organization? With the increasing healthcare needs and expenses in the United States, community-based palliative care is gaining more traction. In response to this, The Joint Commission has recently developed a Community-Based Palliative Care(CBPC) Certification program to help Home Health Organizations develop a strong roadmap for…

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Contracts Manager [Video]

Contracts Manager ™ enables Healthcare Administrators, Managers and Supply Chain professionals to quickly create or import contracts, manage them, and store them securely where they can be searched, analyzed and organized. With no limitations, the solution allows healthcare organizations to upload or create as many documents as necessary and store them as long as required. Automating and streamlining contract management workflows improves visibility to reduce financial risk, adhere to regulatory requirements from oversight agencies and optimize operational efficiencies.

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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

What You Need to Know About the New Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

As part of the efforts of working towards population health, in April of this year, Medicare launched coverage for the extended module of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program(MDPP).  This program was designed to act as a behavioral change intervention aimed to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries. Unsurprisingly, a…

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e-signatures

3 Reasons E-Signatures are a Need to Have, Not a Nice to Have

Think for a moment about the number of contracts your organization has on hand, be it new or archived. There are, of course, contracts between employees, contractors, and volunteers, as well as vendors and suppliers, add them all up and you’re likely dealing with thousands of contracts. When you consider the need to create, review,…

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Job Description Manager

Drive High Reliability in Healthcare with ISO 9001 QMS

Join healthcare thought leaders on June 6th at 11am PT/2pm ET as they discuss the importance of adhering to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) in healthcare and why healthcare providers should consider ISO 9001 as their primary management system to drive accountability system-wide.

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Real-time OIG Exclusion Monitoring

Why You Should Be Performing Real-time OIG Exclusion Monitoring

Real-time, continuous sanction and exclusion checking of third-party vendors, contractors, business associates, medical staff, and employees is critical for minimizing risk exposure. Covered entities or healthcare providers don’t want to find themselves the center of bad publicity or facing costly fines and penalties. As Congress continues to increase funding to hire and mobilize more auditors…

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North York General Hospital Selects PolicyMedical PolicyManager

PolicyMedical, a global provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software for healthcare, today announced that North York General Hospital (NYGH), one of Canada’s leading community academic hospitals serving North Toronto and a member of the Central Local Health Integration Network, has selected PolicyMedical PolicyManager® as their policy and procedure management platform.

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policy management

Policy management and M&As: 5 things to know [Becker’s Healthcare]

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have picked up in past years as healthcare organizations struggle with increasing market pressures. Organizations pursuing consolidation seek to leverage economies of scale in order to reduce costs, gain a competitive advantage, and increase revenue. Recently, the number of health system transactions hit its highest level since this data started being…

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policy management

Policy Management Supports Risk and Compliance Oversight [Trustee]

Hospitals and other health care facilities create and maintain thousands of policy documents. A typical hospital has policies that guide daily operations, ranging from administration and human resources to direct care and use of medication. An infection control policy, for example, guides laboratory procedures, specimen testing, personal protective equipment and waste disposal, while a discharge…

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CAP Accreditation Ready

The Importance of Being CAP Accreditation Ready

When it comes to staying up-to-date with the latest regulations, standards, and accreditation changes, we need all the help we can get. After all, missing anything can cost you a lot of time, money and even your reputation. From The Joint Commission to OIG/OCR having information at your fingertips is crucial to staying abreast in…

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