This week, Beaumont announced that NorthStar will be the anesthesia and chronic pain medicine services provider for the Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe hospitals and their outpatient pain clinics beginning January 1, 2021. Read more.
In this episode of The Update with John Fox, John provides a recap of last week’s Black Lives Matter moment of silence across the system, the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Beaumont, the upcoming Children’s Miracle Network event and the latest regarding the letter of intent for the Advocate Aurora partnership.
There is a new attestation statement for Michigan opioid education requirements. Effective July 7, when a physician places an order for an opioid prescription medication at discharge or in an ambulatory office, a new hard stop attestation displays, indicating, “This patient or patient representative was provided with education that meets the Michigan opioid education requirements.” The provider must click to Acknowledge before the order can be signed. Here is a screen shot for your reference.
Beaumont is participating in a collaborative with the Michigan Hospital Medical Safety Consortium to improve antimicrobial use in medical inpatients. One metric being evaluated is duration of antibiotic use for patients admitted with community acquired pneumonia (CAP). As a reminder, the current recommendations for treatment of uncomplicated CAP suggest that five days of therapy is adequate, assuming no fever in the preceding 48 hours, and no more than one of the following: systolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg; heart rate > 100 beats per minute; respiratory rate > 24 breaths per minute; oxygen saturation < 90% or new oxygen requirement. Read more.
This week, Dawn Geisert, senior vice president and chief compliance officer for Beaumont Health, wrote a blog post
about Annual Education as a key part of our Compliance program
. I wholeheartedly support her message about the value of completing this training. To recap, the education helps you understand relevant and ever-changing laws, regulations and internal policies so you can adhere to the required practices in your daily work. Annual training also provides you with information to identify and report any compliance, quality or safety violations you may witness and to proactively spot potential issues before a violation occurs. Your 2020 Annual Education must be completed by Friday, Aug. 14. Don’t assume you are exempt from training. If you have not already done so, please login to HealthStream
to see what is required by the deadline.