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October 2018 Newsletter – Industry Expertise & Top Consultant Insights

Your October eNewsletter from Freed Associates.

 

The Power of Threes

As good public speakers know, ideas become more powerful when presented in threes. “Government of the people, by the people, for the people,” said Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address. “Be sincere, be brief, be seated,” advised Franklin D. Roosevelt. There’s a great reason for the popularity of threes in speech: three things are usually easy to remember!

In “Get Ready for a Successful Health Plan Audit,” we explain the sequential steps needed for audit success. With “The Fantastic Five Best Practices in Health Care System Training,” you will learn how to create stellar training processes. In “Major Hospital Revamps, Improves Compliance Hotline,” you’ll gain a how-to overview for compliance improvement.


POV: Get Ready for a Successful Health Plan Audit
By: Shanti Wilson. As seen in HealthCare Business Today. The word “audit” can bring up uneasy feelings and sighs among those who work in health care, yet with the right preparation, audits can become routine. Learn how to properly prepare for the three major phases of a health plan audit, and use the process to potentially improve your operations. Read more…

POV: The Fantastic Five Best Practices in Health Care System Training
Caren Jones in our Health Care Newsletter October 2018 By: Caren Jones. As seen in HealthCare Business Today. Many health care organizations spend substantial sums on new technology and skimp on properly training staff members on their new systems. Learn these five best practices for developing and implementing a high-quality training program in your organization. Read more…

PROBLEMS WE’VE SOLVED: Major Hospital Revamps, Improves Compliance Hotline
By: Melissa Hitt According to a recent study on corporate compliance, it is nearly three times as costly to be non-compliant as it is to maintain a proper compliance framework and culture. Learn how a large, prominent teaching hospital updated its nearly 20-year-old compliance hotline program, including corresponding policies, processes and procedures. Read more…

NEWS: Freed Consultant, Chet Stagnaro, Quoted in Bloomberg Article on Blockchain Use in Pharmaceuticals.
According to Bloomberg, blockchain believers have delivered little more than hype, mostly failing to get it deployed outside the cryptocurrency space where the technology was developed. But a little-noticed U.S. law could change that, bringing the ledger system to the pharmaceutical business. “The best bet going right now appears to be blockchain,” in part because of the shortcomings of conventional software, said Chet Stagnaro, a consultant with health-care advisory firm Freed Associates. “The potential is definitely there.” Read more.

NEWS: Freed featured in San Francisco Business Times’ “Largest East Bay Women-Owned Businesses.”
Freed Associates has been honored by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Bay Area’s Top Women-Owned Businesses of 2018. The firm was ranked 23rd overall for the Bay Area and 11th for the East Bay. This ranking by The San Francisco Business Times highlights the strong presence of women as chief executives and owners of Bay Area-based businesses. Read more.

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