Medical staffs have various documents that address how they self-govern themselves. All medical staffs are required to have medical staff bylaws. Frequently, the medical staff may also have rules and regulations, policies and procedures, or both. What is the difference between all these...
Primary source verification (PSV) is required for confirming a practitioner’s identity before they join your organization. This can include checking with the practitioner’s listed training program to verify that they graduated from that program, checking with the state licensing board to ensure...
Presentations at the annual Executive Briefing held by The Joint Commission (TJC) are designed to provide key information for hospital leaders, but sometimes there are as many questions as answers afterward.
The Joint Commission is training a lot of new Life Safety surveyors as it tries to catch up with the backlog and limit split surveys in which clinical surveyors may show up weeks before their LS colleagues.
Check patient units to ensure breast milk and other patient foods are stored correctly, encourage staff to reach out to providers if medication orders are not clear, and check crash carts for expired or missing items.
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?