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  • MSPs as expert witnesses

    This week, CRC Daily is live at the 39th Annual National Association Medical Staff Services Education Conference in Seattle. We will be posting updates and information from sessions. Today, we have coverage from a session on becoming an expert witness in credentialing and privileging cases. Serving as an expert witness is time-consuming and tedious at times, but it’s also a way for MSPs to expand their career horizons. The skills that MSPs use every day—in-depth knowledge of regulations, attention to detail, and the ability to follow sketchy paper trails—can help them achieve this. Read more.  

  • Take meaningful meeting minutes

    Taking minutes at medical staff meetings can be a challenge. Minutes must be recorded accurately and must cover the topics discussed and any conclusions that were reached. They should not be a verbatim account of routine discussions, but when they are required for hearings, appeals, and certain other situations, such as a fair hearing process, a verbatim transcript may be required. Read more.

  • Keep peer review information protected

    When properly conducted, peer review can be an effective process to improve the quality of care provided by physicians. To be effective, participants must be able to freely discuss issues without fear of negative repercussions. It is important that hospitals ensure that the details of the peer review findings remain confidential and protected. Avoid these common mistakes to keep peer review information protected. Read more.

  • Come see HCPro at NAMSS

    If you’re attending the NAMSS 39th Educational Conference and Exhibition in Seattle, stop by and say hello to HCPro at booth #114. We will be raffling off prizes and have our products available for purchase. See you there!

  • Improving the onboarding experience

    Learn the strategies to confidently meet the daily challenges of medical staff leaders and MSPs with a subscription to Medical Staff Briefing. Onboarding can be an arduous process, even when things go smoothly. More and more, organizations are hearing about the provider experience of onboarding--including their frustration when application turnaround times are long, processes are repetitive, and providers have no idea where their application is in the process. Read more.

  • Planning an effective department meeting

    Traditionally medical staff department meetings start late, participants arrive unprepared, discussion focuses on routine business and reports, controversial topics are raised and then left unresolved, and the meeting is monopolized by a vocal few. Is it really any wonder department chairs struggle to get physicians to attend these meetings? Keep the following guidelines in mind when creating the meeting agenda. 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.