With the continued increase in new regulations and requirements, such as the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, and Meaningful Use, the burden of setting policies and effectively communicating these to the employees has become burdensome.For every new law or regulation, new or updated, policies must be created and be disseminated to staff.
This makes it difficult to ensure that proper polices are not only created, but are efficiently communicated to the employees.
The importance of healthcare policy and procedures cannot be disputed but the way they are managed best will vary from one organization to another.
As the importance of policies and procedures manuals may not be as apparent as it should be, we thought it would be resourceful to share our knowledge on the matter.
As such, the legacy policy management systems for maintaining polices are no longer viable and can place the organization at risk.
It is difficult just keeping up with every new law or regulation update, as well as, ensuring policies and procedures are effectively rolled out to employees is also just as complicated.
The best healthcare organizations must use both technology and education to manage their healthcare policies and procedures.