Vital Sounds Quarterly Newsletter
Quarter 2 | May 19, 2020
“Lately it occurs to me, what a long strange trip it’s been.”– Grateful Dead, from ‘Truckin’ This reflection may seem a bit odd coming from the Chief Executive of your…
Important Note: Orders, regulations, and guidelines from state and local public health agencies may be issued within the next few days on procedures to be used in resuming elective surgeries and procedures. Our insureds should pay close attention to what local agencies may issue and comply accordingly.
During the COVID-19 crisis and the surge of critical care patients, providers are also tasked with managing the care and maintenance of their non-COVID-19 population. Providers must still evaluate their current patients’ medical conditions and new symptoms that could result in possible missed diagnosis or delay of treatment unrelated to COVID-19.
Now more than ever, clinicians are working harder than before. Healthcare leaders should all aspire to follow clear strategies to help sustain the overall well-being of clinicians amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Here are a few strategies to consider when creating an infrastructure that supports physicians, nurses, care team members, and front line managers:
The modified comparative fault rule in Kansas is an advantage to healthcare providers. The key to the successful use of this defense is to document recommendations and instructions provided to patients. KAMMCO will leverage all defenses provided by Kansas law as we continue to seek judicial and legislative clarification of the noneconomic damages cap.
Each year the ECRI Institute’s Health Devices Group identifies ten potential sources of danger they believe warrant the greatest attention for the coming year.
For organizations that have their all-star team in place to respond to cyber or privacy security incidents, the next step is to develop the “how” by identifying what actions need to be taken in response to an incident. In the following, we will review what it takes to bring together an organization’s complete incident response plan.
The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) Board of Directors has selected Allison Peterson DeGroff as the organization’s Executive Director effective March 20. For the last year, Ms. DeGroff has served as…
Improving healthcare quality is a complex task that requires the involvement of many stakeholders. The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) is working in partnership with the Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN), the new CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Kansas.
This year’s KAMMCO Spring Education Webinar Series is available now online. These four presentations contain timely and relevant information on EHR documentation, cybersecurity threats, identifying suspected child abuse, and the pitfalls of blaming others for medical mistakes.