This week's note from the instructor concludes our discussion on multiple notices that hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAH) are required to provide to outpatients and inpatients in particular situations. The focus this week will be on streamlining hospital notification processes to avoid the necessity of recreating the wheel each time a new notice requirement is implemented.
How many of us have a successful mentoring program established in our organization and department? For most organizations, I would venture to say mentoring is performed on a piecemeal basis and is likely not as effective as it could be. Far too often, mentoring efforts are disorganized and lack a dedicated trainer. If any training is given, it often consists of the same general orientation afforded to all new employees, regardless of the job they will be doing.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released a final rule updating privacy regulations for alcohol and substance abuse patient records. The changes are intended to reflect the way information is shared in new healthcare models while still protecting the privacy of individuals seeking treatment.