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Assess Your Hospital’s Success With HCAHPS

December 6, 2012


Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, or HCAHPS, are used by hospitals to assess and measure their patient’s hospital care perspective. These assessments provide a standardized way to collect data about patient care through a variety of survey …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Make Healthcare Facility PDC as Easy as 1-2-3

November 9, 2012


The planning, design and production (PDC) of a healthcare facility is an important yet extensive process that greatly affects the healthcare industry. A basic understanding of the six steps of the PDC process will give healthcare professionals the knowledge they need …

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Is Your Facility A Good Fit For Site Workers?

June 20, 2012


Ergonomic considerations and accommodations are one key, yet often neglected, component of worksite safety. Ergonomics, or the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the worker rather than the other way around, has become more and more of …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Managing Change To Ensure Best Outcomes

March 15, 2012


In health care, as in any industry, change is inevitable. Shifts in policy, new programs, infectious diseases and government mandates necessitate annual changes in day-to-day hospital processes; meanwhile fluctuating budgets and regulations drive shifts in staff and leadership. The way …

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Avoid Common Joint Commission Deficiencies

February 15, 2012


Health care facilities have a lot to manage. In addition to the daily patient flow and physician schedule and operations management, numerous facility regulatory standards must be met on a daily basis. It’s a lot to keep track of, so …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Commissioning To Ensure Hospitals Get What They’ve Paid For

February 1, 2012


In health care, doctors, patients, supporters and the media assume for expectations to match reality. Design-wise, new health care facilities and hospitals fall into the upper echelon of cost and sophistication. Fundraisers and grant advocates work diligently to guarantee funding …

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Ready, Set, Comply!

January 19, 2012


Compliance is one of the most important issues affecting modern facilities. Commissions create these standards to protect the health of your facility and the safety of your employees and customers. Regardless of your place of business, you must proactively and …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Expanding the Roadmap to Full CMS Compliance

August 31, 2011


The more options, the better, especially when it comes to the compliance accreditation of your healthcare facility. More options mean more avenues towards full compliance and the benefits that this status brings to your organization. Back on September 26, 2008, …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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When the Joint Commission’s grading, how will you score?

August 25, 2011


Does your organization focus on healthcare service delivery? If so, chances are that, for your facility, Joint Commission compliance is a top priority. The Joint Commission (TJC), formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), formed in 1917 …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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The Joint Commission’s Revised Elements of Performance

August 18, 2011


It’s common knowledge that not everyone qualifies for Medicare or Medicaid. Each of these programs is geared toward a certain segment of the at-need population, and to help prevent program abuse, the U.S. government regulates each program’s benefit retrieval system …

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