Kate Fenner, RN, PhD, and managing director of Compass Clinical Consulting, was featured in this interview in “The Briefings On the Joint Commission,” by Matt Phillion. How Recent Changes Seriously Impact the Need for Accreditation Accreditation specialists have a new tool to use when advocating for compliance with requirements of both their organization’s chosen accrediting organization as […]
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 […]
Hospital ER’s have to deal with behavioral health and substance abuse issues even though they tend not to be particularly well prepared to deal with the acutely ill behavioral health patient. The entire ER staff needs to have a better preparation and education and skills development to care for and address the needs of behavioral health patients.
Interim leadership is one way to avoid the negative impact of vacancies in critical positions. The benefits of interim hospital leadership depend heavily on the goals that hospitals state and the projects that interims undertake. However, some generalizations can be made as to the benefits that interim management can bring, even in a difficult economy. […]
Interim leadership can make the crucial difference in rescuing a floundering service or launching a new initiative. Activities requiring significant change are best not left to inexperienced leaders. Similarly, challenges in employee relations and development, physician engagement, or need for operational improvement all can be more expeditiously and effectively addressed by a seasoned hand who has “been there, done that.”
By Kate Fenner, PhD, RN The resignation or beneficial turnover of a vice president, department director, or even unit manager usually merits consideration of appointing an interim to fill the vacancy. Determining where an interim is critical, when an interim is critical, why an appointment is imperative, and who should serve as an interim are […]
The deployment of a talented, well-supported interim executive or clinical director can positively affect staff morale, recruitment, patient safety, preparation for survey by The Joint Commission or CMS, and transition to the new permanent replacement. The decision to hire an interim hospital leader can and should be evaluated from a financial point of view, but qualitative benefits are also very important.
Choosing the right interim is a very important, but often difficult, task. Face-to-face interviews are arguably the best way to vet candidates for interim hospital executive and clinical director positions. The following tips offer a strategy for making the most of an interview with an interim candidate.
Interim managers, directors, and even C-suite positions are best filled only after careful consideration. Effective interims, people who work as interims as a career as opposed to those just seeking to fill time and wallet between permanent positions, are not inexpensive. Not all vacancies merit the investment of resources required.
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. Health Professional Radio host, Neal Howard, interviewed Dr. Gutbezahl on the complex and multitude issues of caring for mental health patients in the Emergency Room.
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. Host Neal Howard interviewed Dr. Gutbezahl about the desire of Mental Health patients to able to talk with providers about their problems without stigma and without being “written off as a psych patient.” They want their right to give input on their care, to be acknowledged, especially when they are competent to make decisions. To listen to the interview…
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. Part 2 of the interview discusses safety in the Emergency Room and how Mental Health patient’s needs should be addressed, focusing on creating and committing to a plan for positive patient safety change. To listen to the interview…
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. Host Neal Howard interviewed Dr. Gutbezahl on how to address problems related to the care and treatment of mental health patients in the Emergency Room. to listen to the full interview…
Compass Clinical Consulting announced the launch of the Journey to High Reliability Healthcare website and the new Clinical Compliance Monitoring System℠. The Clinical Compliance Monitoring System, or CCMS, is a unique business strategy built for clinicians and hospital leaders to support more effective performance measurement and adoption of change.
By Cary D. Gutbezahl, MD Recently, CMS, the federal agency that administers Medicare, announced the list of facilities that will experience payment reductions due to excessive Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs). These hospitals scored in the bottom 25% of hospitals in CMS’ HAC rating system. The financial penalty is designed to create an incentive (or disincentive through […]