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Out with the Old!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2015 1:03:00 PM / by Diane Heine posted in Innovation, Healthcare Management, Knowledge, Quality

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Years ago as the Nurse Manager of an Emergency Department, my fiscal year budget was determined by just adding 10% increase to every line. In the beginning, I did not even know what was contained in every line of the budget; I asked and learned.

It is not fiscally responsible to blindly add 10% to a budget, nor is it wise to just decrease a budget by a set percentage without determining the potential impact of the reduction. Sometimes what adds up on paper does not operationalize well.

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FDA Safety Communication – Supplemental Measures to Enhance Duodenoscope Reprocessing

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2015 6:30:00 PM / by MCN's Clinical & Accreditation Specialists posted in Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Compliance, Risk Reduction

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing a detailed list of supplemental duodenoscope reprocessing measures that emerged from an agency-led expert panel meeting earlier this year. Hospitals and health care facilities that utilize duodenoscopes can, in addition to meticulously following manufacturer reprocessing instructions, take one or more of these additional steps to further reduce the risk of infection and increase the safety of these medical devices.  


 

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: CMS Revision of Long Term Care Requirements

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2015 10:43:00 AM / by MCN Healthcare posted in Question of the Week (QOTW)

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Question:

Is CMS revising Medicare requirements for Long Term Care facilities?


 

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β€œAn Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest.” Ben Franklin

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2015 2:37:00 PM / by Diane Heine posted in Compliance, Knowledge, Quality

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Being a clinician at heart, my favorite component in the Healthcare Triad is quality outcomes. Serving the patient and community is how I got started in healthcare. Garnered from my years of experience, my belief is that positive outcomes and knowledge are symbiotic. In order to deliver quality care and maximize value-based reimbursements, health care providers need to be educated to the quality measures, the tools, the regulatory requirements, etc. The need for knowledge and innovation exists at all levels of a healthcare organization. Traditionally, education takes place in classrooms, in-services, staff meetings, and skills fairs. Recently, we have seen computer-based training utilized to enhance the educational programs.

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Retention Requirements for Nuclear Medicine Reports

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 15, 2015 3:57:00 PM / by MCN Healthcare posted in Question of the Week (QOTW)

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Question:

What is the retention requirement for nuclear medicine reports?


 

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