Are Hospital Facility Managers Prepared For Virtual Surveys?

ARC Amenities recently released the full total results of a study conducted throughout a webcast about health care compliance documentation, a growing section of concern among medical center facility management due to the complexity. Attended by senior degree directors of amenities, engineering, compliance, and schooling, the presentation centered on:

  • Organization of paperwork for a regulatory evaluation session
  • Transitioning to the paper-free environment where just about all compliance information and documentation is immediately accessible on a cellular device
  • Overcoming the problems of updating/arranging regulatory documentation
  • plus binders

A survey conducted through the webinar discussion revealed:

  • 50% of attendees aren’t ready at all for virtual record review sessions conducted by medical center accreditation surveyors like the Joint Commission
  • 33% of attendees said that finding your way through virtual surveys would have a great deal of work, nonetheless it could possibly be done by them
  • 8% of attendees said they might be mostly prepared, however, many work
  • will be taken by it

  • 8% of attendees said that finding your way through a virtual survey will be no issue because almost all their files are electronic and organized

“Surveys are done personally for document evaluation and inspections where a huge selection of codes and associated documentation are examined to make sure compliance. The pandemic will be compelling us to consider alternatives such as tinkering with virtual surveys.” mentioned Suri Suriyakumar, CEO of ARC Services, who co-brought the webinar with Dennis Ford of Atrium Wellness.

In accordance to Ford, who handles corporate assistance providers, plant operations & administration at Atrium Wellness, there are many administrative bottle necks connected with binders. While binders are much the typical at hospitals pretty, the arranging and updating process decreases whenever a system of several hospitals are surveyed beneath the same permit and must follow exactly the same plans and processes. When one binder will be updated, all should be updated at every individual hospital.

While accreditation surveyors arrive on-site to execute regulatory audits, facility administration should be prepared to reveal hundreds of web pages of compliance documentation reflecting Atmosphere of Care, Lifestyle Emergency and Safety Administration standards. These documents, kept in three-ring binders typically, contain Examination, Testing and Upkeep (ITM) reports.

Surveyors are amazed when proper documentation will be provided and is connected with each regulatory necessity quickly. If anything is lacking, will or out-of-place not really contain required information, the survey can start with findings then, which will established the tone for all of those other visit.


On, November 10 at 1pmET, Facility Executive will show a webinar with ARC Facilities: “What’s Missing FROM YOUR OWN Facility Management Software?” Dennis Ford of Atrium Wellness will be speaking on this issue with the ARC Amenities team. Click here to learn more and to register.}

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