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Marketing Page Addressing and Managing the Risks Posed by Physician Disruptive Behaviors
Physician disruptive behaviors can compromise quality of care and patient safety, putting both the patient and organization at increased risk. Although behavior management has traditionally taken a remedial punitive approach, many hospitals are adopting strategies that address physician and staff needs and provide appropriate supportive services to help them better adjust to the stress and pressures of the current healthcare environment.
Marketing Page Keeping Peer Review Reliable and Up-To-Date: Nuts and Bolts
In addition to navigating changes in the healthcare industry, hospitals face the ongoing challenge of increasing clinical quality and administrative efficiency. While both internal and external peer review have long been important tools for ensuring safety and quality of patient care, it is critical for hospitals to continually evaluate and update their performance improvement programs and quality management systems.
Marketing Page Constructing a Legally Defensible Peer Review Process
Peer review is not only a legal requirement, but a vital step to ensuring quality of care. Ineffective peer review systems can lead to increased risk of litigation, breach of contract, loss of reputation, and more. Find out how to manage these risks and set up a quality peer review system for your organization from Chris, an expert in the legal aspects of the peer review process.
Marketing Page Webinar - Quality Improvement Initiatives For Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement
Most quality improvement efforts in surgery focus on the technical quality of care provided, rather than on whether the care was indicated or whether an alternative procedure could have been performed. Because risk is inherent in any procedure, reducing the number of unnecessary lumbar artificial disc replacements is an important issue in patient safety. Reducing the number of unnecessary surgeries can improve the efficacy of these procedures, as well as prevent significant potential risks and complications.
Marketing Page Webinar - Managing Risk and Improving Patient Outcomes: Quality Improvement Initiatives for Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology
As cardiology procedures continue to undergo intense scrutiny, hospitals are now being forced to demonstrate that patients meet strict medical necessity criteria and guidelines. The penalties for inappropriate reimbursement are steep, with some hospitals facing millions of dollars in fines. Advances in diagnostic and interventional cardiology have led to an increase in the utilization of various procedures and devices. Risk management professionals must identify and evaluate initiatives for quality improvement so that these options can effectively and safely be used in clinical care.
Marketing Page Webinar - Building Support For External Peer Review
The optimal peer review culture is a collaborative effort between the organization’s board and senior leaders and the organized medical staff. All of these groups must work toward a common vision, mission, and goals in order to build an effective peer review program. When leadership fully supports the peer review process, it can improve the organization’s bottom line and reputation, as well as job security.
Marketing Page Webinar - Peer Review Practice and Process: When to Turn to External Peer Review
Providing safe and effective patient care remains an uphill battle for many hospitals, as they face the challenges of uncovering and dealing with problematic areas in an educational context while at the same time holding providers accountable for their actions. If not managed properly, peer review can lead to a breakdown in a hospital’s physician performance improvement program and quality management system, jeopardizing patient safety and increasing the hospital’s risk. Unfortunately, many organizations face ongoing challenges to establishing an effective peer review process.
Marketing Page Webinar - Reduce Unnecessary Interventions and Improve Outcomes for Women With Symptoms of Preterm Labor: The Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit
There is evidence of wide variation in the practices used to assess women with symptoms of preterm labor, which can result in avoidable complications for newborn babies. The Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit was developed to improve perinatal health outcomes by establishing a standardized clinical pathways for the assessment and management of women with suspected signs and symptoms of preterm labor. Improving identification of women in preterm labor not only allows for timely and appropriate interventions, but also promotes effective management to improve neonatal outcomes
Marketing Page Webinar - Managing Risk and Improving Patient Outcomes with Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Implantation
Left ventricular assist devices have become an established treatment for patients with advanced heart failure, either as a bridge to transplantation or as a long-term option for those who are not candidates for cardiac transplantation. Although studies have clearly shown that LVADs can significantly improve quality of life for patients, there are substantial risks associated with these devices. Careful patient selection for LVAD implantation may help to prevent significant potential risks and complications, as well as to improve the efficacy of these procedures, as new devices and indications continue to emerge.
Marketing Page Webinar - Building Effective Peer Review Operations
Effective, proactive, educational peer review requires a strong framework and organizational infrastructure. While many hospitals only review cases with bad outcomes, this reactive approach often does not identify and track inappropriate clinical performance and medical errors at their onset, if at all. A uniform, detailed infrastructure consists of many components that not only facilitate the conduct of peer review itself, but also make peer review a more objective, definable process. Together, each of these components is essential to the success of a hospital peer review program.
Marketing Page Webinar - Building Effective Peer Review Practitioner Evaluation
Hospitals continually face the challenge of monitoring and evaluating the quality of care that their practitioners provide. In many cases, hospitals do not clearly define or monitor what is expected of the members of the medical staff and peer review committee. Without these expectations, peer review decisions may appear arbitrary or punitive. In many cases, evaluations are not conducted consistently and in a timely fashion, or lack of staff availability to conduct reviews.
Marketing Page Webinar - Building Effective Peer Review Leadership and Culture
Many hospitals' clinical leadership teams struggle with implementing a peer review process that is effective and leads to improved quality of care and accountability. The unwritten rules of an organization often result in unreported errors or poor performance that goes undetected due to conflict of interest, fear of retaliation, and other issues. An organization's leadership plays an important role in shaping organizational culture and setting the stage for effective peer review.
Marketing Page Webinar - Managing Conflict of Interest in Peer Review
Hospitals perform peer review in order to ensure that their physicians are properly credentialed, competent and trained to safely treat patients, while providing the highest standard of care. Internal peer review carries the potential for conflicts of interest arising from social or professional relationships or from too few physicians in a particular specialty. In addition, in-house physicians may have limited time to perform this critical function or they may lack the experience and expertise that peer review requires. An effective peer review program must be objective and based on current standards of care.
Marketing Page Webinar - Managing Performance in Emergency Room Trauma
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, trauma accounts for more than 40 million emergency department visits annually. Although trauma care has improved over the years, millions of Americans are unable to access high-level trauma care. Emergency departments are faced with the challenge of developing performance improvement programs that provide a forum for review and education. By monitoring the process of care, hospitals can identify areas where resources may be more effectively utilized and care expedited, as well as recognize opportunities for additional training and education.
Marketing Page Webinar - Improving Quality of Care Through Peer Review: The Role of Compliance Officers
For more than a decade, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has encouraged hospitals to strengthen their compliance programs in an effort to ensure the medical necessity of the services provided and to improve quality of care. Despite this guidance, high-profile cases involving government enforcement actions highlight the challenges and compliance risks that hospitals face when medical necessity and quality of care concerns arise in the context of the hospital peer review process.
Marketing Page Webinar - Tackling Overuse of Spinal Surgeries Improves Outcomes and Decreases Risks
Most quality improvement efforts in surgery focus on the technical quality of care provided, rather than on whether the care was indicated or whether an alternative procedure could have been performed. Because risk is inherent in any procedure, reducing the number of unnecessary surgeries is an important issue in patient safety. Reducing the number of unnecessary spinal surgeries can not only improve the efficacy of these procedures, but also prevent the significant potential risks and complications.
Marketing Page Webinar - The Current State of Hospital Peer Review: How to Evaluate and Improve Your Hospital's Program
Hospitals continually face the challenge of monitoring and evaluating the quality of care that their practitioners provide. Peer review has long been regarded as an essential component of safe and effective patient care, but the process often suffers due to lack of internal expertise, conflicts of interest, heavy workloads, and unclear or inconsistent standards.
Marketing Page Webinar - How Hospitals Can Reduce Cardiology Readmissions Through Effective Peer Review
Since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program in 2012, hospitals continue to face the challenge of bringing down their readmission rates. Readmissions, which can be costly and potentially harmful, are often avoidable. Evidence suggests that improving hospital processes can reduce the rate of avoidable readmissions.
Marketing Page Webinar - Intraoperative Monitoring in Spinal Surgery
Learn how hospitals can monitor physician performance for spinal surgeries using Intraoperative Monitoring.
Marketing Page Performance Improvement & Peer Review in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Learn how hospitals can prevent significant potential risks and complications, as well as improve the efficacy of cardiothoracic procedures.
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