Industry Intelligence

Can Your Staff Pass the TJC Evaluation? Read Our Tips For Designing a Program.

The mission of The Joint Commission (TJC) is “to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.” It’s a lofty goal, and one that has helped thousands of healthcare ...


Shift Value-Based Care Focus from Volume to Quality. Read More.

Changes in reimbursement models are driving changes in operations, including data collection and reporting. Providers are being encouraged and incentivized to implement value-based care (VBC) that emphasizes cost savings and quality outcomes instead of the traditional fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement model that pays according to the number of procedures performed. The idea is that when hospitals ...


Six Guidelines to Engage Surgeons in Your OR

Sometimes a few fundamental changes can breathe new life into an existing process and, as a result, enhance the performance of your surgeons and staff. Even if your routine is working relatively well, service line changes in your operating room can achieve improved results, such as higher levels of surgeon satisfaction and patient care quality, ...


Product Spotlight: TIDIShield Transport

TIDIShield® Transport™ is a single-use back-table contamination cover specifically designed to help identify and cover surgical instruments during transportation from surgical site to decontamination. TIDIShield Transport can help you prepare for upcoming audits with a post-case cover solution that is in compliance with OSHA, AORN, and the AST guidelines. ...


One Compliance Violation Headline is One Too Many

Illegal referrals and inaccurate billing are often inadvertent, but can be part of deliberate and deceptive moneymaking schemes when physicians and other clinicians have ownership in outsourced providers for hospitals (including intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) providers). Whether intentional or not, there is an ongoing pattern of regulatory compliance violations relating to the False Claims Act... ...


8 Tips to Discover the True Value of Your IONM Partner

In an ongoing effort to increase value in the U.S healthcare system, hospitals are constantly asked to more with less, such as finding ways to improve patient outcomes while containing and more effectively managing cost. While your OR is a primary revenue source, it is not exempt from these pressures. One potential way to increase value is to... ...


The True Cost of Healthcare Compliance Violations

You see the headlines every day. Hospital Hit with $237 Million Stark Law Judgment. Hospital Pays $389 Million in Anti-Kickback Case. Former Hospital CEO to Pay $1 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case. Successful, well managed hospitals and health systems where rules and regulations became distorted. Download the Infographic to discover the true cost of healthcare and recommendations for risk mitigation. ...


Tru-D SmartUVC

Tru-D SmartUVC is a portable UV disinfection robot that delivers an automated, measured dose of UVC to consistently disinfect an entire room, resulting in the ability to document disinfection results after each and every Tru-D room treatment. Tru-D operates from a single position within the room, ensuring significant percent pathogen reduction in direct and shadowed ...


Product Spotlight: 3M Clean-Trace ATP Cleaning Monitoring System

The 3M™ Clean-Trace™ ATP Cleaning Monitoring System provides real-time cleaning efficacy data to clearly indicate whether an endoscope or other surgical instrument has been adequately cleaned prior to further reprocessing. Learn how to establish a routine cleaning monitoring program for flexible endoscopes, as recommended in standards and guidelines, at go.3M.com/ATPMonitoring. ...


Product Spotlight: Halyard Health AERO SERIES*

With AERO SERIES* Gowns, less equals more Reduce your surgical gowns codes by 40% while you increase staff protection and comfort – with new AERO SERIES* Gowns from Halyard Health. NEW AERO CHROME* breathable performance surgical gowns deliver maximum AAMI Level 4 protection in critical zones with unprecedented comfort. Light, cool AERO BLUE* Gowns ensure AAMI Level ...


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