Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Sullivan University Health Information Management Association degree program granted accreditation

The Sullivan University Health Information Management Associate Degree Program has been granted programmatic accreditation by The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).   The programmatic accreditation in the fast-growing field of health information management provides graduates the opportunity to demonstrate to employers that they have attended a university that adheres

Is your compliance program effective?

OIG publishes compliance program metrics for healthcare and beyond. By Rene Savarise On March 27, 2017, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a resource guide for measuring compliance program effectiveness aptly titled “Measuring Compliance Program effectiveness: A Resource Guide.” The resource guide, the result of collaboration between the OIG and the Health Care Compliance Association, contains over 400 performance measures. The assessment tool set out in the

Preventing early childhood adversity before it starts: Maximizing Medicaid opportunities

  By: Alexandra Maul and Stephen Somers, PhD The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a critical window for cognitive, physical and social development. Exposure to adverse experiences during this period and beyond in early childhood dramatically increases the potential for lifelong poor health and social outcomes. This in turn can result in substantially increased healthcare costs across an

Nurse Spotlight: Meet Ann Marie Gurnee, RN

Meet Ann Marie Gurnee, RN, BSN, the director of nursing for the Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care and Preschool, part of Masonic Home of Kentucky’s family of services.   FAST FACTS Hometown: Bay City, Michigan Family: My husband Ben and I have three children – Russell, age 4; Vincent, age 2; and Greta, age 1. Hobbies: Spending time

Implementing tailored supply chain strategies: Strategies will jump start supply chain cost savings

  By: Jennifer Viegas and Allison DeYoung   Health system supply chain departments (and increasingly more C-suite leaders) appreciate the potential savings that standardization and centralization could generate for their organization given that 30-50 percent of their budget is associated with supply chain costs. However, implementing strategies and procedures, or even knowing where to start