Advanced Practice Providers: Enhancing their Roles, Reducing Their Risks
Robert Thompson, R.T., J.D., MBA, LLM(DR) [...]
Remaining Independent or Selling Your Practice
Ryan S. Johnson
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Antibiotic Awareness Week November 13-19
20171115U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is a key component of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship in communities and in health...
AHA Releases Guide on Emerging Strategy for Virtual Care
20171215AHA has released a one-page guide to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement virtual care strategies or telehealth. These strategies would allow...
New Toolkit to Promote Safe Surgery
20180102AHRQ’s new Toolkit to Promote Safe Surgery helps perioperative and surgical units in hospitals identify opportunities to improve care and safety practices...
Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week March 11-17, 2018
20180307Take the pledge for patient safety and wear a gown! We are all patients! Your organization can play an active role in the United for Patient Safety campaign in support of...
Constellation Announces Strategic Collaboration with CliftonLarsonAllen
20180123Agreement expands Constellation’s support of health care clients beyond medical professional liability insurance
Minneapolis – Jan. 26, 2018 – Constellation, Inc., today announced a strategic collaboration with...
New Safe Transitions of Care Toolkit
20180115A new resource, A Toolkit to Engage High-Risk Patients in Safe Transitions across Ambulatory Settings, from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) aims to reduce...
Cyber Protection with Cyber Solutions® and Medefense® Plus
20180510As a healthcare provider, the welfare of your patients is your utmost priority. Unfortunately, ePHI (electronic protected health information) is increasingly stolen by hackers. With it, they buy medical equipment and drugs to resell, they create falsified...
National Academy of Medicine Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub
20180410The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has launched an online repository of resources, Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub, to help health systems combat clinician burnout. According to NAM, burnout is primarily a system issue ...
CMS Reminder: Texting Orders Not Allowed
20180213In a recent memorandum, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reminds health care organizations that CMS does not permit the texting of orders by physicians or other health care providers. The memorandum summary states...
Combatting Clinician Burnout: A Research-based Approach to Solutions
Laurie Drill-Mellum, M.D., MPH, Liz Ferron, MSW, LICSW
Joy in Medicine
99999991Professional satisfaction is a powerful driver of quality of care, the patient experience and wise resource use, and as a result is of critical importance to health system leaders and practicing physicians alike...
Enhancing Your Safety Culture
99999994When you think of organizational culture, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of a just culture or a learning culture. But, have you considered a patient safety culture? We know...
Follow-Up System Failures: Closing the Loop on the Diagnostic Process Part 1
99999992Follow-up system failures contribute to almost half of all diagnostic error malpractice claims. Even when appropriate clinical steps are taken to lead to a correct diagnosis, we still see diagnostic error due to failures...
Business Impacts of Clinician Burnout
Laurie Drill-Mellum, M.D., MPH, Liz Ferron, MSW, LICSW
Take The Lead In Building a Resilient Organization
Mel Sullivan, Ed. D.
Emerging Cyber Trends and Liability Exposure: How to protect your business
New Guidance on HIPAA Information Sharing to Address the Opioid Crisis
20171103Following the declaration of a nationwide public health emergency regarding the opioid crisis, the HHS Office for Civil Rights is releasing new guidance on when and how healthcare providers...
Health IT Safe Practices for Closing the Loop on Diagnostic Error
20180815The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a multi-stakeholder collaborative that Constellation is a participant, has released a new toolkit, Health IT Safe Practices for Closing the Loop, that identifies ways that...
AHRQ Opioid Prevention, Training and Treatment Resources
20180226AHRQ’s Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care offers tools and resources to support those who are implementing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder...
Updated Clostridium Difficile Infection Guidelines
20180319The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) have released updated guidelines for treating Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in adults and children. The guidelines are...
National Hospital, Nurses Week, National Skilled Nursing Week 2018
20180507Celebrate health care professionals for all they do! May 6-12, 2018 is National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week. May 13-19, 2018 is National Skilled Nursing Care Week (formerly known as National Nursing Home Week)...
ISMP Tool to Assess High-Alert Medication Risk
20171129The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has released a new tool, ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment® for High-Alert Medications, offering hospitals, LTC facilities, and outpatient organizations the opportunity to assess the safety...
Collaborating with Law Enforcement Guideline
20171013The International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) recently released a new industry guideline titled Collaborating with Law Enforcement.
Creating a Just Culture of Accountability
Kristi Eldredge, J.D., R.N., CPHRM
Kristin Keglovitz Baker, PA-C, AAHIVS, FCHCLD
Evolving Models of Care: Eight Questions to Ask Before Diving into Telemedicine
Emily Clegg, JD, MBA, CPHRM
Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Senior Living Teams
Michelle Kinneer, RN, MSN, JD, CPHRM, CHPC, CHC
TeamSTEPPS to Enhance Your Culture of Safety
Betty Van Woert, R.N., BSN, CCM, CPHRM
Resiliency: Not Just a Buzzword
Mel Sullivan, Ed. D.
Rethinking Pain Management for Community Health and Safety
Lori Atkinson, R.N., BSN, CPHRM, CPPS
Preventing Falls: Who's at Risk? What's the Plan?
Risk and Patient Safety Consultant
Constellation Announces Sale Of Health IT Business to Med Tech Solutions
20170712Constellation, Inc., today announced the sale of its Health Information Technology (IT) business unit to Med Tech Solutions, (MTS), an information technology and cloud computing company serving U.S. health care companies.
CDC Releases New Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection
20170704The CDC recently released the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 and estimates that approximately half of SSIs are deemed preventable using evidence-based strategies.
AHRQ Updates TeamSTEPPS©
20171002AHRQ is modernizing TeamSTEPPS©, its 10-year-old flagship teamwork and communications program, by focusing on online training, with continuing education credits and a mobile app available at no charge.
The I-PASS Program: Handoff Improvements
Christopher Landrigan, MD
AHRQ Toolkit Designed to Reduce Urinary Tract Infections and Other HAIs
IT - A Competitive Necessity or a True Competitive Advantage?
Terry J. Wilk
Emergency Preparedness Training by November 15, 2017
20170510Medicare and Medicaid participating facilities will be required to complete training for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new Emergency Preparedness Final Rule by the time the rule becomes effective on November 15, 2017.
Collaborative to Counter Opioid Epidemic
20180806The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), in partnership with the Aspen Institute, launched a public-private partnership made up of more than 35 organizations to develop collective strategies to counter the opioid epidemic.
Best Practices on Using the Health Care Physical Environment to Prevent Infections
20180914The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published best practices on using the health care physical environment to prevent infections...
New AHRQ Toolkit for Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care
20180830A new AHRQ toolkit, Six Building Blocks A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care, aims to help primary care organizations take a team- and system-based approach to improving...
Diagnostic Errors: Impacts and Opportunities
20180716Constellation’s chief medical officer, Laurie Drill-Mellum, MD, was published in the Medical Professional Liability Association’s Inside Medical Liability magazine. Read her article, “Diagnostic Error: Impacts and Opportunities."
Safe Injection Practices: The One & Only Campaign
20180706The One & Only Campaign is a public health effort, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), to raise awareness among patients and health care providers about safe injection...
Health Care Risk Management Week June 18
20180606Join us as we show our appreciation and celebrate the work that risk management and patient safety professionals do during Health Care Risk Management Week, June 18-22, 2018...
Engaging Patients and Families
20180523AHRQ offers free resources, Engaging Patients and Families in Their Health Care, to help health care teams get the most out of the time they spend with patients and families...
Key Strategies for LTC Leadership Regarding Opioid Overuse
Louann Lawson, BA
IT Strategic Thinking - What, Why, How
Terry J. Wilk
Reducing surgical risk for the obese patient
David L. Feldman & Meg A. Rosenblatt
Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week March 12-18, 2017
Recommended Practices to Optimize the Safety and Safe Use of EHRs
Ellen Makar, M.S.N.
CMS & TJC: Secure Text Messaging for Patient Care Orders Is NOT Acceptable
Beyond the Buzz: What Does it Really Mean to Manage Population Health?
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