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  • Develop robust privileging criteria

    Given the growing diversity in hospital specialties, competency assessment should tap many sources, rather than relying too heavily on any single channel. And prospective criteria sources are abundant, according to David J. Siegler, MD, a pediatric physician with Child Neurology of Tulsa, an independent solo practice. Read more.

  • New PSO guidance raises questions over patient safety work product privilege

    In May, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published Guidance Regarding Patient Safety Work Product and Providers' External Obligations in the hopes of clarifying what documents are considered patient safety work product (PSWP) and thus protected from discovery during litigation. Because the guidance has far-reaching implications for the scope of the privilege and confidentiality protection, providers should consider reexamining their process for collecting information in the pursuit of improving patient safety.

  • Texas Supreme Court grants writ of mandamus for peer review committee records

    The Supreme Court of Texas (the "Court") recently held that a trial court failed to adequately review allegedly privileged documents?to determine if they were disclosable pursuant to an exception to the state's peer review statute?before issuing an order compelling Christus Santa Rosa Health System to produce them. As a result, the Court granted a petition for writ of mandamus filed by Christus, ordering the lower court to inspect the documents in question.

  • Legal and regulatory news roundup

    Find out what's happening in the world of federal healthcare regulations by reviewing some recent headlines from across the country.

  • Credentialing & Peer Review Legal Insider, August 2016

    In May, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published Guidance Regarding Patient Safety Work Product and Providers' External Obligations in the hopes of clarifying what documents are considered patient safety work product (PSWP) and thus protected from discovery during litigation. Because the guidance has far-reaching implications for the scope of the privilege and confidentiality protection, providers should consider reexamining their process for collecting information in the pursuit of improving patient safety.

  • Resolve privilege disputes with a policy

    This week’s free resource comes from Resolve Practitioner Turf Conflicts. Privilege disputes require the cooperation of your medical staff and administrative leadership to resolve. The development of a policy that allows for the collaborative efforts of the medical staff, administration, and the ancillary and AHP staffs can aid in quelling “fear of the unknown” and in breaking down barriers. Read more.

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  • The Future of the Medical Staff

    In a 90-minute webcast titled The Future of the Medical Staff: Implementing Change in a Challenging Environment, expert Richard A. Sheff, MD, will address specific actions medical staff leaders and MSPs must take to manage unavoidable change in an increasingly challenging environment. Sheff will focus on common problems, such as improving quality healthcare while reducing costs and looking to the future, by discussing the evolution of new medical staff models. This will be followed by a live Q&A.

    Join us for this webcast on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 1 PM ET. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

    • Make the case that their medical staff needs to change to remain relevant
    • Identify opportunities and develop strategies for helping physicians change clinical practice patterns to improve quality and reduce costs
    • Design an approach to strengthening medical staff leaders’ knowledge, skills, and performance in leading the medical staff through change
    • Describe the evolving role of MSPs in the medical staff of the future

    For more information about this webcast or to register, click here.