Artificial Intelligence (AI) has captured the world’s headlines, perhaps in no field more so than healthcare. From surgical robots to diagnostic machines that can more timely and accurately detect disease process such as diabetic retinopathy by studying images of the eye, AI has the potential to transform healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes.
As technology continues to advance, long term care providers, like other healthcare providers, have become increasingly driven by digital data. Electronic storage of residents’ medical records and the virtual delivery of care have made it imperative for management to protect sensitive data. The challenge is that many nursing homes and other senior or assisted living facilities (collectively "Long Term Care providers") may not have a response plan in place to shield themselves and their patients/residents in the event of a cyber attack. Resultant potential for significant financial losses related to recovery and remediation could be significant.
Wrong site, wrong procedure, wrong patient errors (WSPEs) have been an area of focus for regulatory and accrediting agencies, as well as for healthcare organizations, for a number of years. Beginning in 2007, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped paying for any additional costs related to medical errors. In 2009, CMS ruled that hospitals would not be reimbursed for any costs tied to WSPE’s. These were also deemed to be “never events” by the National Quality Forum (NQF), as it was believed such occurrences should never happen and that these events reflected significant underlying patient safety issues.
Competency assessment begins at the time of the initial review of a candidate’s application and resume. It continues throughout the interview process and the validation of qualifications and credentials prior to hire. This is a joint responsibility of human resources and the organization’s hiring manager(s).
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