Monthly Archives: January 2017

Ten Steps to Labor Productivity

  By Tom O’Bannon, Senior Director, Executive Resources Specialist and Stephanie Dorwart, CEO, Altius Healthcare Consulting Group (Adapted based on information from Altius Healthcare Consulting Group) Improving labor productivity within hospitals and healthcare systems has become a core element that compels organizations to seek new approaches to working more efficiently. In order to gain control […]

Pillars of a Successful Construction Project

By Mike Reid, Vice President, Construction, Capital and Facility Contracting To shape building or renovation plans, decrease costs and ensure projects meet functional requirements, healthcare providers must build a comprehensive program that covers all aspects of construction – from planning to furniture. Just as important as design specifications and functional requirements, are clinical resources and […]

Are You Compliant? The Seven Steps to HIPAA Compliance

by Ali Pabrai, CEO, ecfirst and Marshall Busko, Senior Director, Information Technology Solutions, Intalere It is not a matter of if a healthcare organization, be it a covered entity or a business associate, will experience a cyber breach, it is a matter of when. The FBI warns that the healthcare sector especially is vulnerable to […]

Six Steps to Help Prepare for USP Chapter <800> — Handling Hazardous Drugs

by Jeff Bariteau, Pharmacy Clinical Director, Intalere, based on information provided by Patricia Kienle, Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety, Cardinal Health Oncology practices are most commonly identified as locations where hazardous drugs are routinely used. However, the use of hazardous drugs in non-oncology practices and the increased utilization of oral hazardous drugs is expanding […]