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  • The CRC Symposium is back!

    Dear readers,

    Mark your calendars for March 12-13, 2015, for the return of the Credentialing Resource Center Symposium! The event will take place at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. We have a great group of speakers lined up: Carol S. Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS; Hugh Greeley; Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS; and Todd Sagin, MD, JD.

    In the weeks to come, keep your eyes open for more information about the symposium and interviews with the speakers in this e-zine, the CRC blog, and Credentialing Resource Center Journal and Medical Staff Briefing. For information about the symposium or to register, click here.

     

     

  • What makes hospital patients turn violent?

    It’s common for patients to come into a hospital with injuries, but too often they’re the ones inflicting injury on nurses, technicians, and security guards, according to a new study by researchers with Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.


  • Report: physicians and nurses get their flu shots

    More than 90% of nurses and physicians got their shots last season, according to the U.S. Centers for Diesease Control and Prevention (CDC). In a report in last week’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC stated that more than 75% of all healthcare workers reported receiving a flu vaccination, up slightly from the 72% who got the shot in 2012-2013. Coverage was highest among healthcare personnel working in hospitals (just under 90%) and lowest among those working in long-term care settings (63%).

     

  • Sisters indicted as bogus psychologists

    Two Massachusetts sisters faced arraignment in Middlesex Superior Court earlier this week, charged with using false psychologist credentials and fraudulently billing federal, state, and local agencies more than $580,000, according to the attorney general’s office. Neither is a licensed psychologist.

     

  • Where is the ASC data?

    From HCAHPS to healthcare surveys, hospitals seem to be swimming in data. The question is, where is the comparable data for ambulatory surgical centers (ASC)? For ASCs, the most prominent source of National Quality Forum (NQF)-endorsed measures is the ASC Quality Collaborative (ASCQC). The collaborative has six measures endorsed by the NQF:

     

     

  • ECFMG cautions on ’certification’ organizations

    The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is cautioning international medical graduates (IMGs) to beware of organizations that imply or claim to have a role in certifying the qualifications of IMGs to enter U.S. residency and fellowship programs.

     

     

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  • Coming soon! One stop for OPPE

    Not sure how to organize and present all your OPPE data? Just open your toolbox—the OPPE Toolbox, that is. Get the tools you need in The OPPE Toolbox: Field-Tested Documents for Credentialing, Competency, and Compliance. This vital new addition to the HCPro library contains forms and policies that hospitals of various scope and size are using right now to conduct OPPE that complies with accreditors’ standards.

    Author Juli Maxworthy, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, provides medical staff leaders, MSPs, and the quality team with best practices, and highlights how to tailor the tools to your organization’s needs.

    This book will help you:

    • Save the time and hassle involved in developing OPPE forms from scratch
    • See what your peers are using to conduct OPPE at their organizations and compare your process
    • Implement new indicators for various specialties
    • Pick up new tips for getting your medical staff on board with OPPE
    • Download and customize each form

    Streamline your processes, eliminate the background work, and implement a comprehensive and compliant OPPE process with these expertly reviewed tools and forms. Click here for more information or to purchase your copy.