Generational Diversity in Health Care

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Compass Clinical presents a new 4-hour workshop, “Generational Diversity in Health Care.” Historically, we are experiencing a multitude of generations working together; the likes of which we have never seen. Recruiting and retaining talent (especially in the younger generations) has never been more important as nurses are, and will continue to retire in record numbers.

Nurse Leader Leah Curtin Joins Compass Clinical Consulting as Senior Advisor

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Nurse leader Leah Curtin, RN, DSc(h), FAAN, has joined Compass Clinical Consulting as a senior advisor. The executive editor of American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, and a clinical professor of nursing at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health, Leah brings to Compass a wealth of experience […]

Successful Behavioral Health Treatment Begins with the Plan of Care

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With CMS and The Joint Commission increasingly pushing to make sure facilities are following requirements and standards regarding mental health, now is a good time to assess your own facility’s mental health resources. But what happens when you’re in a facility without a behavioral health services unit? How do you keep patients and staff safe?

Understanding the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)

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What is the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Progam (HFAP)?
The HFAP is the accreditation process that has grown out of the former hospital approval process of the American Osteopathic Association. Founded in 1945, this accreditation program has experienced growth well beyond its traditional base of osteopathic hospitals to encompass over 200 acute-care hospitals, plus 200 other accredited entities. HFAP also provides accreditation services for critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, ambulatory care/office-based surgery, behavioral/mental health facilities and clinical laboratories. HFAP provides certification in the disease management program/centers of excellence for comprehensive, primary and Stroke Ready Center certification. And…

What does Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) have to do with Accreditation? Turns Out…

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What does value-based purchasing have to do with accreditation? Turns out, a lot.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) long-standing effort to link Medicare’s payment system to a value-based system to improve healthcare quality, including the quality of care provided in the inpatient hospital setting.

Using ED & ER Mock Surveys to Test for Hospital Regulatory Issues

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Dr. Cary Gutbezahl, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, was the featured guest on Health Professional Radio Network, the #1 global online radio station for health professionals ED & ER Mock Surveys Neal Howard:  Dr. Gutbezahl, You have also served as a mock surveyor in preparing hospitals for regulatory surveys. Have you ever done anything similar to prepare ED or […]

Is Your Staff Prepared to Treat Behavioral Health Patients?

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In healthcare today, it is a reality that staff members who provide care in our health systems will encounter patients who have a psychiatric diagnosis. Hospitals across the nation are being challenged by rising volumes of behavioral health patients being treated in their facilities, and this is exacerbated by the increase in the numbers of patients with mental disorders, substance abuse problems, or both.

Surprising Times Ahead for Hospitals, Health Systems, Physicians, and Patients

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Kate Fenner, Phd, RN, and Managing Director of Compass Clinical Consulting, will present “Surprising Times Ahead for Hospitals, Health Systems, Physicians, and Patients: Key Elements to Watch as Healthcare Transforms,” on May 6th at the 20th Annual Executive War College Conference on Laboratory and Pathology Management at the Sheraton New Orleans, located at 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130 .

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