How To Empower and Engage Staff With an Intranet

By Jason Oshita | 5/16/17 11:00 AM

Happy employees result in a successful workplace. When staff is empowered and informed, your Depositphotos_24863797_original.jpgorganization and practice will thrive. To achieve this, you must find a way to first catch the attention of your employees and engage them in a way that shows them their work is appreciated. As an internal communications hub, your Intranet is a prime tool to reach your entire workplace quickly and easily – while still remaining personable. You can customize your content and the way you use your Intranet in a way that resonates best with your staff. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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The Top Compliance Challenges For Hospitals in 2016 and How An Intranet Can Help Overcome Them

By Giuliana LaMantia | 5/9/17 11:00 AM

The Joint Commission released the top CMS requirements that posed the biggest challenge for bigstock--135665363.jpghospitals, ASCs, LTCs, etc. to remain compliant with in 2016. Many of these challenges can be mitigated with the use of a standardized, internal communication system. We took a look at the top challenges for hospitals, and here are some ways you can utilize an Intranet to help your organization remain compliant with these requirements.

Access the full list on the Joint Commission website here.

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HospitalPortal.net's Latest Enhancements

By Anne Sweeney | 5/2/17 11:00 AM

With several recent updates to our Intranet and Policy Management System, we thought we’d share some bigstock-Doctor-Preparing-Online-Intern-6232221.jpgof these most notable and exciting features with you. We’re so thankful to our clients for their patience and feedback while we strive to make our software the best it can be. We hope these updates will give you a better idea of the great new features available for your Intranet portal and/or policy management system.

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How To Improve Patient Safety With Your Intranet

By Jason Oshita | 4/25/17 11:00 AM

With so many factors involved in the healthcare sector, it’s possible to lose sight of the Depositphotos_42812197_original.jpgbig picture at times: helping others. Keeping ethical practices and patients safe is a main concern to organizations, the patients themselves, and their loved ones. There are many ways an Intranet can help improve patient safety. We’ve listed some of them below.

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Quick Tips: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Policy Management System

By Anne Sweeney | 4/18/17 11:00 AM

A policy management system is a technological solution that helps your organization keep your Depositphotos_4670208_xs.jpgdocuments secure, organized, and running through a smooth workflow. While it automates processes, saves time, and takes some of the stress and burden off of staff, it still requires some TLC to truly work its magic. Here are some quick reminders and things that your staff can be doing to get the most out of your policy management system.

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Ensure Your Organization Complies With Stark Law

By Giuliana LaMantia | 4/11/17 11:00 AM

Stark Law prohibits physicians from providing a referral to a patient to at least one other outside entityDepositphotos_4277763_original.jpg where the physician (or their family) has financial or compensation ties; therefore they might get money for the referral. This is to ensure that doctors are making referrals with the patient's best interest in mind.

There are some exceptions to this law, such as providing a referral within your own practice. Ensure that your physicians are kept up-to-date on this important law and its consequences and that they are made aware of any changes.

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How An Intranet Can Help ASCs Create Efficiencies

By Jason Oshita | 4/4/17 11:00 AM

Ambulatory Surgical Centers have a competitive edge by doing the same things as hospitals in less time bigstock-Team-of-happy-doctors-working--91889087.jpg
with less money. That said, it’s important for ASCs to perform the most effective processes in all facets of their practice. An Intranet automates activities that may otherwise be tedious or difficult to organize, providing a more efficient workflow for users. Here are some features of an Intranet that will benefit your ASC by saving time and energy.

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The Most Bang For Your Buck: Social Media Tools To Enhance Marketing

By Anne Sweeney | 3/28/17 11:00 AM

Social media is a prime spot that users turn to for news and information, not only from friends and family bigstock-Woman-Typing-Phone-Message-On--145573157.jpgmembers, but also with brands, companies and organizations they interact with. That said, in the healthcare sector, it’s important to utilize social media in a professional and on brand manner to communicate, engage and build trust with patients and potential patients. 

Dedicating effort to Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, and other sites is it’s own challenge that eats up time, especially if you’re not sure what to post, what content works best for each channel, or what times are the most optimal. Many social media marketing tools and applications exist to do the heavy lifting and make these tasks easier on your marketing team. However, some offer different features than others, so it’s important to choose one that works best for you organization and company.

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The Benefits of Software as a Service

By Giuliana LaMantia | 3/21/17 11:00 AM

When it comes to Intranet and Policy Management Software, there are two primary options: bigstock-Saas--Software-As-A-Service-C-130121411.jpginstalled software or Software as a Service (SaaS). Throughout the years, cloud computing has become increasingly more popular in the healthcare sector. However, both solutions offer different advantages. Installed software typically offers more customization, more control over features, and more in-depth integration. On the other hand, healthcare clients are beginning to opt for hosted solutions due to its quick and flexible implementation, user-friendliness, typically lower upfront costs, and much more.

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What You Need To Know About The DOJ Evaluation Of Compliance Programs

By Anne Sweeney | 3/14/17 11:00 AM

Last month, the Department of Justice Fraud Section released an Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Depositphotos_25940271_xs.jpgPrograms Guide. The guide hones in on 11 topics, providing numerous questions within each topic to be asked while evaluating the compliance of a company. Specifically, the questions are posed in a way to evaluate after something has already fallen through in the compliance program, in an effort to bring things back to standards.

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