evidence-based procedures

10 Key Benefits of Linking Healthcare Policies with Evidence-based Procedures

In the last two decades, we’ve seen a significant amount of funding and investment in the modernization of healthcare IT systems. The healthcare industry is quickly transitioning to a digital workflow environment. As such, there is a growing need for systems that can work cohesively with one another.   When Mountain State Health Alliances discovered…

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policies and procedures

Responsible expansion for healthcare organizations [Becker’s Healthcare]

With the much-heated debate on decision-making within healthcare organizations, focus on hospital policies and procedures is a must. In the latest article published to Becker’s Health IT and CIO Review, Saud Juman, outlines the steps Mountain States Health Alliance – a growing health system – took to overcome their compliance inefficiencies in regards to their policies and…

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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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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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avoid vendor lock-in

Don’t Let Your Data Be Held Ransom: How to Avoid Vendor Lock-in

With uncertainty about the prospect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the rising costs of providing healthcare in the US, the trend of hospital and health system consolidation will continue to mount in the coming years.  A recent report in Becker’s Healthcare points to this continued consolidation and the outlook for the healthcare industry.…

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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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OIG Sanctions

Costly Fines and Violations Leave Healthcare Organizations Exposed

In 2015 over $3 Billion in investigative and audit receivables was collected by OIG-sanctions and exclusion violations. Several studies have reported that breaches involving Business Associates account for anywhere between 10% and 40% of all HIPAA breaches, with more recent statistics putting the percentage at around 30%. Between Jan. 1, 2016 and Aug. 31, 2016,…

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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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healthcare policy 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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PolicyMedical Partners with the Association for Hospitals and Health Systems (AAHHS) and HealthCare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   PolicyMedical Partners with the Association for Hospitals and Health Systems (AAHHS) and HealthCare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) PolicyMedical’s PolicyManager™  the First Healthcare Policy and Procedures Management Solution to  Crosswalk Policies to AAHHS and HFAP   Toronto, Canada – May 16, 2017 – PolicyMedical, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare regulatory compliance…

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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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