The Last 5 Blogs
5 Tips for Developing Corrective Action Plans
Responding to the survey report provided by your Accrediting Organization (AO) or the CMS Statement of Deficiencies – more commonly known as the infamous “2567”, can be quite overwhelming. For additional pressure, the clock starts ticking as soon as the deficiency report arrives. For CMS and most AO’, the hospital has ten days to respond...
Hospital Accreditation: A Time To Give Thanks
If you’ve been a regular reader of our blogs, you know that they are informational rather than opinionated in nature. There are more than enough people in this world who can’t wait to bloviate for as long as you will let them. We made a decision at CIHQ to keep our blogs content rich, and keep our opinions to ourselves.
GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP
The Importance of Communicating New Sites and Services
Is your hospital thinking about adding, or has recently added a new site or service? If so, be sure to pause and consider how site / service changes can impact your survey. In our busy lives, organizations sometimes forget to involve the organization’s accreditation leaders when a new site is acquired. Here’s a scenario of how poor communication can negatively impact a hospital...
INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL
Who is Responsible for Your Infection Prevention and Control Program?
Who is responsible for the Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) program at your hospital? If your answer is –we’re part of a health system that provides us with a system-wide IPC program, please continue reading this article. We’re going to take it from the top (aka the governing body) as we navigate the CMS regulations...
CMS Essentials for Standing Orders
Standing orders (sometimes referred to as staff-initiated orders, delegation protocols, standing procedures, etc.) empowers clinicians to launch orders based on defined and approved criteria. While standing orders are not perfect for every situation, there are many situations when standing orders can facilitate efficient patient care and improve staff satisfaction.