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Who’s accountable for capitalizing on quality improvement and patient safety opportunities in your healthcare organization? The Quality Improvement Director The Chief Nursing Officer Patients All of the above None of the above
Did you miss Parts 1 & 2 of this series? Click to read “Know Your APPs” and "Telehealth." Hospitals and physician practices have used locum tenens providers for decades to solve staffing shortages. Today, demand for nonphysician locums, in particular, is growing. In a 2019 survey of healthcare facility managers, 32% said they used nurse practitioner (NP), physician assistant (PA), or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) locums in the prior year, up 6% annually. Meanwhile, the survey showed a drop in demand for physician locums in the last year.
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Healthcare's transition from fee for service to value-based models is underway with clear objectives for all: Healthcare organizations must achieve outcomes to receive reimbursement by improving on quality measures and reducing expenses. Providers must navigate guidelines of value-based care models while staying focused on patients’ needs. Patients must feel like they’re receiving a valuable service. But from patients’ point of view, what do value and quality really mean? And how can your organization position itself to thrive, especially amid a potential long-term slowdown due to patient reticence to return post-COVID-19?
If your organization still uses hardcopy elements for incident reporting, you’re not alone. Paper reporting forms are a good start, but don’t provide the structure necessary to account for organization wide, event-related information that saves you from trouble down the road. The reasons to go digital with an online incident reporting software program are multiplying, and include improved accessibility, analysis, accuracy, and compliance tracking.
There’s a lot of advice online about how to compare quotes from software vendors. And you’re not imagining things if you feel as if some companies encourage a speedy decision in selecting a provider credentialing software platform. But due diligence is critical because there’s no one-size-fits-all for provider data management. We offer tips you might not have thought of, regardless of whether you’ve been through the vetting process before.
Errors, omissions, and misinformation can seep into the credentialing process despite the safeguards built-in. Credentialing professionals in hospitals and payer organizations know the high risks of failing to identify and correct compliance gaps. Potential patient harm—plus accreditation, legal, and financial trouble can follow. Even in the context of pressure to onboard providers quickly, there’s no alternative to stopping in your tracks when a questionable item appears in a practitioner’s file.