Tue, Oct 13, 2015 HELP
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Physician credentialing & privileging
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 01:52:44 Z
I enjoyed learning more around the credentialing process for physician staff and better appreciate the sensitivity that can surround this topic as I start to learn more about antitrust in healthcare law. This is an area that could place significant liability on the HCO if not practiced according to standards and consistency. 

Parts and not the Whole
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:08:01 Z
As I was reading the materials and review posts on this topic, it framed an ongoing issue in my organization of our "silo"  These silos are often pointed out as the reasons that we have communication, planning and execution failures.  I am thinking that it really an ethical leadership failure as leaders we fail to address the conflict of value and alignment to mission. ...

Nurse? Doctor? Hey you?
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:03:27 Z
For this week’s topic, I was most impressed by the chapter on nursing. This career field has such breadth and depth. The educational and credentialing opportunities would make nursing a very fulfilling profession for lifelong learners, culminating in doctorate degrees for the most dedicated and advanced skill sets. However, I am disappointed that previously I, and certainly most people not affilia...

Minimum Standard for becoming a Hospital Executive
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 21:34:33 Z
Given the evolving complexities and challenges facing today's hospital C-Suite leaders it is more and more evident that leaders at this level should be required to demonstrate a minimum standard of competency over and above a Masters degree in their field and experience.  For instance should they be required to be certified by an accrediting body such as ACHE or ANCC of HFMA? I often witn...

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 18:27:56 Z
Thorough knowledge of EMTALA is crucial for anyone who is tasked with admitting or accepting a patient to their facility for treatment. Having inherited a facility with an open EMTALA violation case was an educational and costly experience. The organization I now lead has extensive training for those clinicians who work in our assessment & intake department. In addition there is always a senio...

presentation of the Topic
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:31:27 Z
Was very skeptical to see that this presentation was going to be 2 hours long.  But after going through it all, it was time well spent.  Sarah Fontenot does an excellent job of reviewing the subject matter provides each topic with relevant, appropriate examples.  Regardless of you position in an organization, the information can be applied, and she does a nice job of taking a heavy ...