September 1, 2020
View Archives Issues
Handle Peer Review Records Carefully to Ensure the Most Legal Protection
Most states offer legal protection to peer review records to encourage the free exchange of information necessary for assessing and improving clinician performance. However, that protection can be limited, and missteps can make that data available to plaintiff attorneys.
How to Effectively Protect Peer Review Record Confidentiality
Understand state laws and use due diligence to secure and control sensitive digital communication.
Makeup of Peer Review Committee Crucial to Success
The makeup of the committee is the first indication to staff of whether the facility takes the peer review process seriously. If the committee membership appears stacked or biased, the process will never be respected. The committee membership must reflect a balance of diversity, expertise, and availability.
Impaired Clinicians Need Attention Now More Than Ever
The burnout and additional stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic may be leading more clinicians to abuse alcohol and drugs. It is critical that quality and peer review leaders be on the lookout for such impairment.
Medication Reconciliation Improved with Artificial Intelligence and Electronic Health Record
Learn how one Michigan facility blended a mix of new and existing technology solutions to evolve workflows.
CMS Identifies Telemedicine Quality Tracking Measures
It is important to ensure quality measure actions are included in the workflows for telehealth visits, just as they are included for in-person visits.