If your policies and procedures aren’t clear and concise, you could be creating chaos, increasing regulatory risk, risking patient safety, and failing to give frontline healthcare personnel the support they need. Differences between policy expectations and practice are the leading cause of regulatory citations. Most Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and State Agency deficiencies start by quoting hospital policy and then give many examples of how that policy was not followed. Yet, hospitals continue to create needlessly complex, unrealistic, and redundant policies, procedures, and guidelines that do little to direct actual practice or enhance compliance. At Chartis Clinical Quality Solutions, our expert consultants assist healthcare organizations to ensure that actual practices at the point of care align with practices intended by the organization. Join us for our final webinar of 2023 and learn how we create simple, concise, compliant, and safety-focused guidance documents that remove impractical and unnecessary expectations while satisfying all regulatory and accreditation requirements. This webinar will focus on the opportunities to optimize policy and policy oversight and the mechanisms to ensure that:
- Changes to guidance documents satisfy applicable requirements, evidence-based practice, and operational efficiency
- Departmental or unit procedures don’t inadvertently establish different standards of care
- Important changes in expectations are consistently implemented at the point of care and service.