Cary Gutbezahl, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, sat down for an in-depth “Profile in Healthcare Leadership” interview with Mr. Dennis Vonderfecht, President and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), the largest healthcare system serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeast Kentucky and Northwest North Carolina. The topics was ‘how do you create and communicate a patient-centered care culture?’
Compass Clinical’s Victoria May Fennel, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ, is featured in Beckers Hospital Review for her latest article “Accreditation options: Understanding the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality.” Written by Victoria May Fennel, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ The newest hospital accreditation option is the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality. Originally formed in 1999 as a [...]
If necessity is the mother of invention, then it is time to pay a visit to her cousin, replication – replication, as in borrowing from the higher education playbook in generating more charitable donations from individuals and families.
Colleges and universities have traditionally placed a much higher premium on generating both…
When looking for the right people for your healthcare organization there are four things that you cannot teach that the right people already have. They are…
First and foremost remember that the least important part of the organization is the people who are in the C-suites. The most important people are the people who are delivering the care. I don’t ever want anyone to forget in executive leadership that we are here to support the people at the bedside. That’s the only reason we’re here. It’s the only reason we have jobs. It’s the only reason, presumably, that we’re…
For healthcare executives, the question is, how do we ensure that we do not uncover a defect until it is associated with patient harm?
Are there “ignition switch defects” in your hospital? How do we ensure that we do not uncover a defect until it is associated with patient harm?
Often, inpatient areas outside the main OR and sterilization processing department (SPD), clinics, and other outpatient areas process items—such a vaginal speculum or probes, ophthalmology and dental instruments, and other re-usable equipment—using steam sterilization or high-level disinfection that may not meet industry standards.
The spotlight is on sterilization and high-level disinfection (HLD) processes during accreditation surveys, and many organizations struggle with ensuring compliance in all areas across the organization. Often, inpatient areas outside…
Cary Gutbezahl, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, sat down for an in-depth “Profile in Healthcare Leadership” interview with Mr. Dennis Vonderfecht, President and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), the largest healthcare system serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeast Kentucky and Northwest North Carolina. The topic was, ‘how do you take the board from thinking at the hospital level to thinking more like a real healthcare system?’
As you look into the future and see the changes occurring where population health becomes a bigger issue for health systems and there’s a migration away from what has always been the cash cow of healthcare – the hospital – how do you manage that financial change as it occurs and keep the whole enterprise afloat? A Profile in Healthcare Leadership with leadership profile features Mark Frey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alexian Brothers Health System.
Compass Clinical’s Victoria May Fennel, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ, article, Understanding Det Norske Veritas Healthcare’s National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations program, is featured in Becker’s Hospital Review. In 2008, Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc. received notification that it had been approved by the CMS to deem hospitals in compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation for [...]
Mark Frey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alexian Brothers Health System, discusses the the dramatic changes their organization went through in adapting to healthcare reform with Compass Clinical CEO Cary Gutbezahl.
Healthcare providers do not have to wait for the analytics—case managers can be recruited to identify high-risk populations early in a patient’s enrollment into a healthcare network. See how in Compass Clinical’s Terri Marshall, RN, MS, CCM and Cary Gutbezahl, MD featured article “A Guide for Identifying High-Risk Patients Through Hands-on Case Management,” in the July 2014 issue of Dorland’s Case in Point Magazine.
Discarding the input of hospitals and doctors, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will pay flat rates for outpatient physician visits (excluding ED visits). CMS’ position is that the current multi-level system encouraged upcoding. By using the statistical average for 2012, CMS intends to create a system that is eliminates incentives to upcode.
Compass Clinical Consulting’s Compliance Connections webinar series, which began in 2013, will soon be offered in a new format. Starting in July 2014, the webinars will now be available to subscribers on demand, rather than hosted live on a designated date and time during the month. This change is intended to make the sessions more accessible [...]
The Joint Commission (TJC) announced three changes in the TJC Accreditation Decision Report that become effective July 1, 2014. TJC explained that the changes were being made in response to …
Compass Clinical Consulting’s Profile in Healthcare Leadership “Adapting to Healthcare Reform: One Road Traveled in Redefining the Healthcare Organization,” features Mark Frey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alexian Brothers Health System
As the saying goes, thou shalt have an electronic medical record—so why hasn’t the industry found a way to make the EMR more pervasive and consistent?
In this article, our second in the “Accreditation Options” series, which reviews some of the options for hospital accreditation by regulatory bodies with deemed status from CMS, we will discuss the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.