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- The CRC Symposium is back!
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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