Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of co-presenting the first in a series of 4 webinars with Felicia Sadler of Prophecy Health. The session was entitled "Keeping Up & Staying Ahead: The Components of an Effective Compliance Program" and offered a primer on the many innate considerations in crafting a comprehensive compliance program. First things first, a one-hour session can only scratch the surface of a topic such as this. Felicia did an amazing job of introducing a number of key drivers and requirements and providing resources to circle back to dig deeper on any given point.
One of the questions we hear often at HospitalPortal.net is "How can I use my intranet to support Meaningful Use?" The reality is there are alot of ways a shrewd hospital can use it's intranet to advance Meaningful Use efforts. As with other aspects of internal communications in hospitals, half the battle is having a good plan and system in place.
On December 4th, we were delighted to have Robb Gardner, CEO of Henry County Health Center, present a back by popular demand session. Gardner presented the same session at National Rural Health Association's Critical Access Hospital Conference in October and was asked to present the session again as a webinar for those who were unable to attend the conference.
"Sharepoint is the gold standard for intranets right?" This is what you tend to hear and read around the web. Some folks in your IT department may also have used it in the past at another organization or have had some limited experience using it. The fact is that Sharepoint intranet software can be a great intranet solution; but does it work for small and mid-size hospitals? Our experience tells us no. The majority of small and mid-size hospitals attempting Sharepoint implementations run into the same problems over and over again. I would like to point out some of the challenges that you might consider before wasting a lot of time and effort trying to implement a Sharepoint site.
As an admitted LinkedIn junkie, I spend alot of time every day listening to what my contacts, their networks, and influencers are talking about. Social business, social media, collaboration tools, whatever name you choose seems to have hit the critical mass of general acceptance to the point that most grandmothers I know now post photos of their grandkids straight from their smartphones to Facebook.
Implementing a new electronic system for managing Policies & Procedures or migrating to a new system can be an intimidating and challenging process but it does not have to be if you make the proper preparations and follow these 5 key steps to a successful policy management implementation.
At HospitalPortal.net, we introduced our Policy Manager module in 2007 and quickly realized there was great potential to use it to manage documents other than policies. Over the last few years, more and more of our clients have begun to use the module to manage other documents, primarily contracts and forms. This post will provide a few ideas to hopefully identify a few specific ways you can make the most of the policy management tool you already have.
Last week’s session in HospitalPortal.net’s educational webinar series seems to have struck a chord with attendees. Comments included “I found it jam packed with great suggestions and was very pleased with the format, content of the program and how much value was included in the content. I have many ideas as a result. Thanks for the opportunity!” Other feedback from the session has consistently been appreciative of covering in fair detail a topic that rarely is granted a closer look: the nitty gritty details of meticulous document management, especially with consideration of the highly regulated nature of healthcare.