Medical Staff News
Epic is a powerful tool, but beware its hidden hazards
As a recent sentinel event uncovered, careless use of automation or habits of convenience have the potential for a disastrous outcome. – Steven D. Freer, M.D., FACP, Isidor Brill Chair, PSVMC Department of Medicine
The April 1 deadline for ICD-10 clinical, dual-coding is near
Providers in clinics and hospitals are required to begin documenting in ICD-10 in just five weeks. Get the details on what you need to know for this first phase of implementation and check out education courses at The Commons.
CMS updates admissions rules, but compliance still required
A recent time extension applies only to a portion of the new policies, which include the controversial “two-midnight” rule. – Bradley Bryan, M.D., medical director, Regional Utilization Management
Patient experience: "Time passed with no relief"
When a patient’s pain is poorly managed, the patient isn’t the only one to suffer. This month's accreditation update includes a personal story of a wrenching hospital experience. – Karyn Temte Lloyd RN, BSN, quality management coordinator
Educator John Heffner, M.D., to retire in June
The popular Garnjobst Chair of Graduate Medical Education leaves a legacy of innovation and a generation of new medical leaders. A national search is on for his replacement.
In Practice: From folk dancing to radiosurgery
Years before radiation oncologist Steven Seung, M.D., Ph.D., perfected high-precision Gamma Knife surgery, he had a novel wartime gig.
REACH course helps providers reconnect with empathy
In March, the REACH program offers an opportunity for all staff working in health care to interact with each other while learning about the healing power of the human spirit.
Brain training may be better than opioids.