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.
Use the July 11 CMS memo reminding hospitals of their obligations under the federal EMTALA law as a good opportunity to review policies and to educate doctors, nurses, and other personnel on requirements for caring for emergent patients who are pregnant or experiencing pregnancy loss.
CMS issued several Quality, Safety & Oversight Group (QSO) memos in late May and early June, including two updating COVID-19 survey requirements and another updating the State Operations Manual Appendix L.
Standardize how your hospital manages its medical supplies to ensure that they are safely stored, updated, and available when needed. Also be sure to approve policies, procedures, plans, and related documents as required—even amid a long-term emergency.