Writing Effective Policies and Procedures

Instructor: Drew Williamsen
Webinar Id: 800584

Duration: 60 Minutes

  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $179.

Overview:

Most organizations don't take the time to assure that their policies and procedures are effective. Meaning, the policies are followed, enforced, and most importantly, that the policies are read by the employees. Knowing how to create effective policies is a process, and usually involves more than one person. The process starts at the top of the organization and goes all the way through to the front line staff. Getting buy-in from administration and human resources are essential, but not enough. The policies have to be understood by every level of intelligence within an organization. Once a policy is written, you aren't done; getting a policy put into an employee handbook is really just the beginning of the process to ensure its effectiveness. This webinar will discuss the process most policies should take and what is critical to be included in every policy.

Why should you Attend: Many laws and industry regulators require healthcare organizations to have policies and procedures on various topics. The question is always asked, "how do I know what I need to write a policy on?" Even if you know what law or regulation you need to write a policy on, you may have never written a policy or procedure and don't know where to start. Regardless of the size or scope of your organization, writing policies that are easy to read, use, find are invaluable, and not every organization has effective policies. This webinar will give the essentials for creating effective policies and procedures.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Board of Directors and authority to write/approve policy.
  • Is your organization large enough to have a policy committee?
  • How to identify what needs a policy.
  • Uniformity
  • Writing the policy
  • Approval process
  • Training
  • Follow-up, and create monitoring/auditing plan

Who Will Benefit:
  • Privacy Analyst; Privacy Officer; Compliance Analyst; Compliance Officer
  • Information Security Officer; Chief Compliance Officer;
  • Chief Executive Officer; Chief Operating Officer
  • Director of Health Information Management
  • Director of Quality; Safety Officer
  • Anyone who Writes Policies

Speaker Profile
Drew Williamsen serves as the Privacy Officer & Compliance Investigator for University Health, a non-profit organization, with its primary location in Shreveport, Louisiana. University Health is the hospital and clinical partner to LSU Health Shreveport medical school. In this role, Mr. Williamsen oversees the privacy program at two hospitals and numerous associated clinics in Northern Louisiana. Working in the Compliance Department, Mr. Williamsen, along with Privacy, is also involved in in activities related to Fraud & Abuse, Stark, False Claims, Anti-Kickback, EMTALA, Provider Based Billing Rules, Research, and everything else related to compliance.

Mr. Williamsen has over 10 years of experience in various roles in the healthcare industry, from billing and collections, software, medical informatics and compliance. Most of which has been through working for Academic Medical Centers.

Mr. Williamsen has a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from Oklahoma State University, a Master’s Certificate of Healthcare Corporate Compliance from The George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from The University of Utah. He is also Certified in Healthcare Compliance from the Healthcare Corporate Compliance Association (HCCA).


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