Frontiers of Health Services Management

The quarterly magazine of the American College of Healthcare Executives, featuring analysis of trends impacting the healthcare industry.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, Summer

Compliance and High Reliability in a Complex Healthcare Organization
Depending on personal philosophy, healthcare is either a right or a privilege. Individual philosophy is important in the national healthcare coverage debate, especially regarding access to care. While the outcome of the debate remains uncertain, one...
Compliance: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure
Much has been written about the importance of a robust compliance program to a healthcare organization, and for two primary reasons. First, it is generally a good thing for an organization to comply with the law. Second, random audits and targeted investigations...
How Systematic Compliance Practices Can Address Regulatory and Risk Issues in Healthcare
As the healthcare regulatory environment in the United States continues to evolve, it also grows more complex. New business models, technology, and patient and public expectations are driving this change. The feature articles in this issue of Frontiers...
Keeping Up with Today's Top Health Law Issues to Avoid a "Nasty Surprise"
There are some disasters you just don't see coming, no matter how carefully you plan. A little surprise that changes everything. In life, it's a catastrophe. In surgery, we call it a complication, a disruption, a glitch, a nasty surprise. It calls for...
Legal and Compliance Issues in the Dynamic Context of Healthcare Today
As they work to stay on top of the myriad changes occurring in the healthcare environment, hospitals and health systems face unique legal and regulatory issues that affect their operations and financial position. Leaders must correctly interpret laws...
Regulations, Rules, and Laws: Leading through the Changes
Today's healthcare leaders must make sure their organizations evolve to keep pace in a radically changing environment. They must understand the ramifications of myriad changes and, just as important, the regulations and laws that address those changes.Consider...
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