There are few jobs tougher than that of a compliance officer or policy and procedure coordinator, especially in today’s rapidly-changing healthcare landscape. Your responsibilities may seem straightforward—staying ahead of regulatory changes, thoroughly and accurately updating policies, meeting laws and regulations at all times, and adhering to strict approvals and timelines. But, peeling back the curtain reveals a harsh reality—for many healthcare policy and procedure experts, there are just too many documents to manage and there is not enough time to do it effectively.
For years, compliance officers and hospital leadership have struggled with updating and maintaining policies and procedures. Enormous volumes of paper documents were stuffed into many cumbersome binders scattered throughout the hospital. This system made it nearly impossible for staff members to have access to the most current versions of policies and procedures, and it was difficult to make critical changes quickly.
To make matters worse, creating new policies from scratch is labor and resource intensive for most healthcare organizations. Developing policies and procedures requires in-depth research, knowledge of regulations, hospital-wide coordination and hours that no one has in today’s healthcare environment. Moreover, policies need to be continually updated to meet new/changing regulations and best practices. So, your staff ends up overwhelmed, pushing your organization’s compliance out of reach.
So what are compliance officers to do?
Policy Management for Today’s Compliance Experts
MCN Healthcare’s policy management solution is purpose-built with today’s—and tomorrow’s—policy management challenges in mind. Unlike other policy management softwares that may lack advanced features, MCN Healthcare provides an all-inclusive platform for simplifying policy creation, management, approval, and implementation across every department within your organization.
MCN’s Policy Manager is the foundation of this policy management solution, providing a convenient and secure central repository for all of your documents. You also have the ability to assign role-based user permissions and automate approval processes, so your policies are approved before they go live.
In addition, you can dramatically accelerate document creation with Policy Library, a comprehensive library of regulatory policies and procedures, providing hospital leaders with access to an array of easily customizable templates.
MCN’s policy management solution also includes the tools, StayAlert! and StayAlert! Plus, which help you proactively monitor changes to regulations. Rather than having to closely follow multiple resources/agencies/organizations, StayAlert! automatically notifies you when there are regulatory changes, changes in standards, best practices and recalls. Your authorized users can easily update policies in a fraction of the time that it took when the process was manually performed.
MCN’s intelligent document management solution takes the time and guesswork out of policy management, resulting in greater efficiency, increased patient safety and fewer headaches when you’re trying to keep pace in a rapidly evolving industry.
Learn more about how MCN Healthcare can help your organization better maintain critical vigilance for all of your organization’s policy and procedure management needs.
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