How to Improve Healthcare Employee Turnover with Stay Interviews

Federal government data confirm what hospitals, medical practices and other healthcare providers have been noticing: By 2020, the U.S. is projecting a shortage of almost a million nurses. So even if you have enough now, you need to ensure you hang onto them.

What’s the 4th Most Common Neurological Disorder in the U.S.?

Epilepsy. I was not very familiar with the disorder until I experienced my first seizure during my freshmen year in college. I had an “episode” – termed for a seizure breakout – in the middle of the night while I was asleep. I woke up feeling lethargic and confused as to why medical responders were surrounding me. My roommate informed me that I had a seizure during my sleep and, thankfully, immediately dialed for help. Before that night, I had no idea I was epileptic.

The OIG Calls for Mandatory Background Screening of Child Care Providers

In November 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a report that showed deficiencies in the screening of licensed child care providers. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), which provides financial assistance for child care each month. In accordance with federal regulations, States must certify that they have in effect, under State or local law, requirements designed to protect the health and safety of children receiving CCDF subsidies and to monitor these requirements.

Celebrating Medical Staff Services Awareness Week 2013

In honor of our clients in the medical staff world, PreCheck is celebrating Medical Staff Services Awareness Week. We work alongside our clients every day to help their hospitals and healthcare facilities adhere to industry specific compliance standards and regulations.

What Oregon’s New Provider-Credentialing System Means for Medical Staff Services Managers

Oregon’s new law establishing a statewide provider-credentialing system means big changes for medical staff services managers. The law, passed as SB 604, streamlines provider credentialing by establishing a centralized electronic database for credentialing organizations such as hospitals, insurance companies and other facilities.

What the Law Means

With this move, Oregon is the first state to mandate a single statewide credentialing system for medical providers.

10 Key Healthcare Trends from HealthStream Summit for Success in 2014

Last week, I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee along with a few of my colleagues for HealthStream Summit—an annual conference empowering healthcare professionals to achieve better outcomes in the delivery of patient care. Patient care and safety is what drives everything that we do at PreCheck, which is why we’ve partnered with a company like HealthStream that shares our core values for impacting healthcare.

PreCheck Joins in Race for the Cure to End Breast Cancer

The PreCheck team gathered amongst hundreds of walkers, elite runners and volunteers at this year’s 23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Houston Race for the Cure 5K run. We were more than proud to support two of our bravest members who have recently been affected by this deadly disease – Rhonda Kellum, our Client Services Lead and Gloria Satcherwhite, Sr. Human Resources Generalist/Compensation Analyst.

Year-End Checklist for Medical Staff Services Managers

Now that it’s the fourth quarter of 2013, it’s time to start looking at your year-end checklist so you can get everything done before this year comes to a close — and set yourself up for success in 2014.

Medical staff services managers have a lot to do in the coming months. We’ve created a checklist to help make sure you don’t miss anything important.

PreCheck Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013

To promote awareness and action throughout the month of October, we at PreCheck have kicked off our very own "Sign Your Name" Campaign. We want employees to show their support and to remember those they've lost, root for those they know who are currently fighting the battle and praise those they know who have won the fight against breast cancer. This is an issue that is very close to our hearts at PreCheck, which is why we are kicking off October with this campaign.

Research Suggests State Medical Boards Fail to Properly Discipline Bad Doctors

One common misconception among medical staff services departments is the assumption that the state medical license boards proactively discipline physicians with a history of misconduct. After all, don’t most boards require criminal background checks before granting licensure? While this is certainly a valid point, various studies have recently indicated that medical license boards are not very efficient in taking action against physicians with misconduct.