Not Running a Hospital


From Grey's Anatomy to E.R., we have all likely been exposed at some point in our entertainment experience to the dramatic and cinematic potential of hospital drama. Blogger Paul's blog is not exactly ready for a close-up anytime soon. This former CEO of a major teaching hospital is more focused on quality medical care than on love from the cameras. His blog provides an insider's understanding of how America's medical facilities run, from the inside out.

What will their legacy be?
by noreply@blogger.com (Paul Levy) over 2 years ago
Hear me. Do you know me?
by noreply@blogger.com (Paul Levy) over 2 years ago

Head Nurse


Jo wittily and caustically captures what hospital life is like for the big nurse in charge. Real and authentic accounts of actual trials and triumphs on-site appear here often.

Today I went to a funeral.
by Jo over 2 years ago
Things of which I will never tire, part three thousand and forty-six:
by Jo over 2 years ago

Morningside Hospital


This Alaskan hospital dates back to the civil rights era, which makes it a rather interesting read. Not only are there posts relating to medicine but there are also historical references to the hospital making it extra special.

Long Journey is Eventful
by Ellen about 4 years ago
Citizens Hired as Guards for Patients and Prisoners
by Ellen over 4 years ago

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley


For anyone interested in what goes on in a hospital and the various practices, this is a great blog. In addition, you can read about hospital expansions and what it takes to make this happen.

Non-Clinical Jobs


This blog was designed to serve as a place where those who didn't want clinical jobs to find medically relevant professions. Each post discusses how to find top positions.

Job Posting: IRB Medical Review Board Chairman
by Joseph Kim, MD, MPH over 2 years ago
Is it time to pursue the CFA credential?
by Joseph Kim, MD, MPH over 2 years ago

St Vincent's Hospital Darlinghurst - Male Nurses


If you are a male nurse or studying to be one, you will find this blog very insightful. While male nurses are more common, they still face some incidences in hospitals which are discussed here.

CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation


CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation are set out in 42 CFR Part 482, which lists out conditions of participation for hospitals. Health care organizations must meet Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) which CMS develops from time to time. This has to be done if they have to begin and continue to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation conditions, which are health and safety standards, serve as the basis for improvement in the quality and protection of beneficiaries’ health and safety. Another of the functions the CMS performs is that of ensuring that accrediting organizations recognized by CMS meet or exceed the Medicare standards set forth in the CoPs/CfCs. The basis and scope of this Act are set out in Sec. 482.1, which provides the following criteria for CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation: o certain specified requirements must be met by all hospitals participating in Medicare; o if the Secretary finds it necessary in the interest of the health and safety of the individuals who are furnished services in hospitals, she may impose additional requirements; o an institution participating in Medicare as a psychiatric hospital must meet certain specified requirements imposed on hospitals under section 1861(e); o hospitals that participate in Medicare and Medicaid should have a utilization review plan that meets specified requirements; o it also sets out the requirements for hospitals that provide long term care under an agreement with the Secretary. To whom do CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation apply? CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation apply to the following health care organizations: o Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) o Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) o Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs) o Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) o End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities o Federally Qualified Health Centers o Home Health Agencies o Hospices o Hospitals o Hospital Swing Beds o Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) o Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) o Portable X-Ray Suppliers o Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Organizations (PACE) o Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agencies as Providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services o Psychiatric Hospitals o Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions o Rural Health Clinics o Long Term Care Facilities o Transplant Centers References: http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/42/482.1 http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/CFCsAndCoPs/index.html?redirect=/cfcsandcops/16_asc.asp

Introduction to Patient Experience Mangement


Managing patient experience is the crucial element for any healthcare provider to ensure their brand loyalty and sustainability. Read the importance of Patient Experience Management and financial implication of poor patient experience