Hospital survey activities are back in full swing after CMS allowed earlier pauses for hospitals to focus on mitigating COVID-19 surges. With indications that patient safety measures slipped amid the pandemic, it's critical hospitals place renewed focus on shoring up compliance and safety. That requires survey preparation.
During this discussion, three compliance experts from Chartis Clinical Quality Solutions (formerly The Greeley Company) shared practical approaches for how to avoid complex, wasteful and burdensome preparation processes. Key learning points included:
- The current focus of state survey agencies, CMS, The Joint Commission, and other accreditors/regulators
- Practical approaches to addressing the most common pain points across the industry aimed at reducing waste and maximizing simplicity, safety, value, and sustainability
- How to apply these specific approaches to improve patient safety and develop long-term, sustainable compliance