Leveraging Technology During a Healthcare Merger

Posted by Richard Best on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 @ 11:33 AM

The healthcare industry is moving toward a more value-based driven model, which is causing many physicians’ practices, hospitals and health systems to consolidate. Integrating and managing different settings, including smaller practices, under one larger enterprise can be a difficult process.

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Topics: Compliance

Parkway General Surgeons: One Practice’s Approach to HIPAA Compliance

Posted by Digital Manager on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 @ 02:17 PM

Building and Maintaining a Strong HIPAA Compliance Program

In healthcare today, safeguarding your patients’ data is critically important, so organizations must build and maintain a strong HIPAA compliance program to protect patient privacy and avoid potential data breaches or financial penalties.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

OSHA Compliance: Laying the Groundwork for Patient-Focused Care

Posted by Richard Best on Tue, Jun 09, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Patient-focused care has become a major strategic goal for many healthcare organizations, including smaller practices. But to be able to provide this type of care, the staff of a practice—from the doctors and nurses to administrative staff—must drive the effort. They are the lynchpin for patient-focused success.

One main strategy to get staff on board is to make sure they are happy and safe during their workday. Staff satisfaction can be directly tied to patient satisfaction, so it’s important to make sure employees feel they have a caring and safe work environment by complying with OSHA regulations.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, OSHA Compliance Program

Prepare for ICD-10 and Earn CEU Credits

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @ 02:57 PM

Have you registered for our ICD-10 continuing education series, hosted by nationally recognized coding expert Susan Thurston? These 90-minute webinars with Q&A are focused on making sure your organization is fully prepared and educated for the ICD-10 coding changes.

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Topics: icd-10

Key Strategies for Ensuring Proper Hazardous Drug Disposal

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Tue, Jun 02, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Focus on Long-term Care Facilities

Did you know that long-term care facilities are some of the biggest producers of drug waste? This high volume comes from the populations they treat. Patients with comorbidities require more medication that is likely considered “hazardous”—equating into more hazardous waste. While some wastes may be hazardous or non-hazardous by EPA regulations, it is important to understand what is being generated and what regulations both at a federal and state level apply. Additionally, facilities should be assessing how they are managing controlled substances based on the DEA regulations which came out in autumn 2014.

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Topics: Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste

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