The Joint Commission (TJC) is training new life safety surveyors as fast as it can, wants to trim accreditation requirements that increase burden unnecessarily, and hopes to be caught up on surveys by the first of the year.
Credentialing teams face the prospect of more and more problematic physicians applying for jobs. How can these teams do their part to ensure an acceptable level of care that ultimately protects patients?
Hospitals are now immersed in twin health emergencies, battling both monkeypox and COVID-19. But CMS has signaled that the waivers and flexibilities allowed for almost three years to battle the coronavirus may be almost up.
Members of the LGBTQ+ community often experience discrimination, and that can extend to the realm of healthcare. A community member’s wellness can be put at risk due to healthcare workers’ lack of experience or training, not seeking care out of fear of being stigmatized or discriminated against...
Medical errors can be devastating. For patients and their families, an error can be a life-altering or even fatal event. But for physicians and other healthcare professionals, a medical error can have different types of consequences.
How can MSPs reduce the number of days to process a credentialing file while not rushing through the process and letting problem practitioners slip through the cracks? One way is to automate steps of their credentialing process.
Find a pharmacist, provider, or infection preventionist (IP) with a good grounding in antibiotic stewardship to tackle the responsibilities and requirements set out in six new hospital survey tags recently announced by CMS. Better yet, form a team of those experts.