Correctly identifying patients and accurately matching them to their medical records as they are shared across healthcare settings continues to be a troublesome (and costly) administration problem. To learn more about how today’s technology can help improve patient identity accuracy, download this complimentary infographic!
Why Hospitals and Health Plans are Turning to Credentials Verification Organizations
December 6, 2016
In the 2002 movie Catch Me If You Can—a true story—actor Leonardo DiCaprio charmingly plays Frank Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who poses as a Georgia physician, among other impersonations, and manages to work in a hospital, all without a medical degree. While comical on-screen, this is every CEO’s nightmare, and it’s just one of many reasons why hospitals must continuously invest in a comprehensive credentials verification process. Hospital medical staff services departments, which handle credentialing and privledging, are now challenged by increased scrutiny from government regulators and accreding bodies. Dr. Matthew Allswede, MD, director of OB/GYN residency training with Michigan State University and Jodie Chant, MPA, a certified provider credentialing specialist and credentialing consultant, discuss why physicians like working with centralized credentials verification organizations (CVOs) and what to look for when choosing a CVO partner.
The Advancing Role of Advanced Practice Clinicians: Compensation, Development, & Leadership Trends
Integrated Healthcare Strategies
November 29, 2016
The demand for Advanced Practice Clinicians or Advanced Practice Providers such as Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Professional Midwives in hospitals and health systems has grown exponentially over the past decade. With the rapid transformation of healthcare and the increased emphasis on the entire healthcare continuum, APCs are filling gaps and providing quality, patient-centered medical care. The enormous importance of these practitioners to the healthcare industry cannot be overlooked.
Download this eBook for methods on how to:
Simplify and standardize communication — across all care settings
Leverage the investment in the EMR
Enhance efforts to increase physician satisfaction and engagement
Facilitate more efficient care coordination to ease and expedite patient transitions
Revolution in Healthcare Consumerism: Major Market Shifts Impacting Your Health System
November 14, 2016
It is no surprise that healthcare has changed and recycling old marketing strategies won’t lead to success. Learn more about trends reshaping healthcare and new and effective marketing approaches in this rapidly changing market.
Today’s patients, payers and regulators expect healthcare providers to deliver the highest quality care in a cost-effective and timely manner. To support quality improvement efforts in the field of radiology, professional associations and credentialing bodies such as the American College of Radiology and the American Board of Radiology, respectively, have drawn up a number of clinical guidelines, revised technical standards and have established new certification criteria. To date, however, there is no established set of standard best practices that hospitals can use to gauge the quality of their radiology services. Without such standards, it is nearly impossible for hospitals to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of their radiology service, set clinical relevant performance targets and track the progress of quality improvement efforts.
Based on extensive research of industry benchmarks and standards, this eBook outlines ten best practices in radiology across three broad categories encompassing practice quality: expertise, communication and leadership.
Serving the community of Detroit, Michigan, and its suburbs, Henry Ford Health System has long focused on putting patients first. So the marketing team at Henry Ford needed to ensure consumers and patients knew about the broad array of services the system provides for health and wellness, in addition to its hospital-based services. Today’s healthcare consumer expects convenience and on-demand information, and Henry Ford needed to find a way to meet the consumer where they were, without adding more resources.
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