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Health care in the United States

Health care in the United States is provided by many distinct organizations.[1] Health care facilities are largely owned and operated by private sector businesses. 58% of US community hospitals are non-profit, 21% are government owned, and 21% are for-profit.[2] According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States spent more on health care per capita ($8,608), and more on health care as percentage of its GDP (17%), than any other nation in 2011.



64% of health spending…

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Added by John Robinson on October 23, 2017 at 6:51am — No Comments

What is cyber security certification worth?

There have been a lot of interesting reactions to the Equifax data breach. One of the most interesting for me is the criticism of the Equifax CISO’s lack of technical or cyber security education. She does have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music composition as well as a resume that shows a work history at several companies also in the finance industry. This situation illustrates the challenge we all face in identifying qualified candidates.…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 23, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments

Professionals Involved in The FDA’s Tougher Import Rules for 2017

Tougher Import Rules for FDA Imports in 2017

Of late, the FDA and the Customs and Border Patrol Service (CBP) have become increasingly agile, smart, sophisticated and demanding when it comes to the submission of information and adherence to government procedures from importing firms. The FDA and the CBP can delay, detain or refuse shipments of firms do not properly execute an…

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Added by John Robinson on October 23, 2017 at 6:24am — 1 Comment

Learn How to Prevent Quality and Compliance Problems by having a strong system for Purchasing Controls!

In this era of globalization; outsourcing has become a major component of business. Outsourcing brings many benefits for companies. Short and long-term cost benefits, the ability to concentrate on their core activities and grow their business, and the freedom of avoiding the actual tasks that go into manufacturing are some of the stated…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 19, 2017 at 6:20am — No Comments

Drug dissolution testing and establishing plasma drug levels in humans

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Dissolution testing is a very important tool that determines and help understand the performance and effectiveness of oral solid dosage forms. It is significant for the field of medicine because if a drug has to be effective, it must be released first from the product form, and it should then be allowed to get dissolved in the gastrointestinal fluids. This is the first step that leads to the next important phase, that of the dosage’s absorption into the…

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Added by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

Analysis: Single-payer would drastically change American health care; here’s how it works

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As Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act continue in the background, some…

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Added by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments

A step towards better health care

step towards Today, we live in an era of customization. Increasingly, customers can modify a product’s appearance, features, or content according to their unique needs or desires. Often, even the news we see in our newsfeeds is customized based off our preferences.

Why, then, are so many aspects of the health care industry still one-size-fits-all?

As doctors, we’ve seen firsthand how this can negatively impact patients who require more individualized care. One particular example…

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Added by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:02am — No Comments

Working with Physician Extenders to increase efficiency and profitability

A Physician Extender is one who is not a physician, but is of a lesser qualification, who helps physicians by carrying out many activities usually carried out by physicians. As the name suggests, Physician Extenders work to supplement the functions of a physician and could take a considerable load off her shoulders. In most cases, an advanced nurse practitioner or a physician assistant work as a Physician Extender.

A nurse practitioner is usually prepared and trained to impart the…

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Added by Roger Steven on October 18, 2017 at 6:46am — No Comments

‘Synthetic lethality’ targets cancer cells by damaging vulnerable DNA

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By designing small molecules that can “turn off” kinase enzymes stuck in the “on” position, they have managed to ward off cancer’s attack. More recently, scientists have focused on ways to help the body’s own immune cells seek and destroy cancer cells.

Enter the concept known as synthetic lethality. Researchers have long known that a cancer cell hobbling along with one broken gene is vulnerable. Knock out another key gene, they have discovered, and the cell will…

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Added by John Robinson on October 18, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments

Ukraine Will Pursue Hard Reforms This Fall, Finance Minister Says

After a week of back-to-back meetings in Washington, Oleksandr Danylyuk is tired. He gladly downs a cup of coffee before we turn on our microphones to discuss Ukraine’s economy. The affable forty-two-year old finance minister is one of the few reformers left in Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers and has a reputation as a doer. He’s in town for the International Monetary Fund’s and World Bank’s annual meetings.…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 18, 2017 at 5:35am — No Comments

When SSARS does and does not Apply to Preparation Engagements

The Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) is a section of the professional standards set out by The American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA), seeking to review earlier standards for reviewing and compiling financial statements and setting out the terms of engagement between the…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 17, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

Breast cancer warning from man stunned by ‘impossible’ diagnosis

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When you think of breast cancer, you think of a form of cancer that affects only women. It doesn’t.

While breast cancer in men is rare it’s still an issue for the 10 men on average who are diagnosed with it every year in Northern Ireland.

Ian Cranston, 70, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. Two weeks later he had a mastectomy.

The Portadown father-of-two was given the all-clear in June…

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Added by John Robinson on October 17, 2017 at 5:22am — No Comments

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

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A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer…

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Added by John Robinson on October 16, 2017 at 8:06am — No Comments

Who Benefits from the changes, and How it will affect the Retailers and Customers

Credit card surcharge was the bone of contention in an antitrust lawsuit filed 2005. As a result, the judgment in this case, which came in mid-2012, prohibited credit card surcharge in ten States. The implementation of their respective laws is underway in another 12 States.

Credit card regulations have traditionally opposed surcharging. Yet, companies have been devising ways by which they have sidestepped merchant rules and have continued to ensure that credit card surcharge gets…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 16, 2017 at 6:13am — No Comments

De-Identification of PHI under HIPAA

As health information grows, sharing it among healthcare providers and researchers is necessary for providing and advancing healthcare services and healthcare research. But the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 severely limits how Protected Health Information (PHI) can be…

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Added by Roger Steven on October 13, 2017 at 7:42am — No Comments

Do You Have Questions about Disposable Dust Masks? We Have Answers!

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The two most-common questions I hear when it comes to disposable dust masks/respirators are: “My employees wear disposable dust masks – do I have to fit test these employees?” and “How often should they change out their mask for a new one?”

First, it’s important to consider the masks themselves. These devices often are referred to as filtering facepieces and can be approved or unapproved. Unapproved dust masks can be mistaken for approved…

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Added by John Robinson on October 13, 2017 at 6:10am — No Comments

MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug

MS could be reversed.jpg In a recent phase II clinical trial, an over-the-counter allergy drug was shown to improve nervous system function in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease affecting more than…

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Added by John Robinson on October 13, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

How to test your firm's Compliance Program based on what the Regulators are Focusing on

The financial regulators publish a listing of their exam initiatives for the upcoming year. Financial advisers use this listing to anticipate what thinking the regulators bring into a financial year, which will have a major bearing on the financial industry. This listing offers financial advisers an idea of what to expect during a particular financial year.

For instance, taking off from the backdrop of the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009; the…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 13, 2017 at 6:04am — No Comments

How to create Slicers which are the New Visual way to Filter a Pivot Table

Microsoft Excel can be used to carry out a number of functions such as sorting, filtering, and subtotal to manage large lists of data. Yet, its MS Excel PivotTable is a very useful feature when it comes to analyzing all that data and doing it quickly. Its use is all the more pronounced when the user is required to quickly create a compact summary report (based on lots of data) without having to write complex formulas or rely on lengthy…

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Added by Compliance4all on October 12, 2017 at 6:40am — No Comments

Regulatory Filing Requirements and Compliance Processes for medical devices in Japan

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The market for medical devices in Japan is pretty huge. It ranks third in the world after the US and the EU. At just over $ 35 billion a year, which is characterized by an annual growth rate of 3-4 percent; it is far bigger than the markets in the neighborhood, such as China, Malaysia, Singapore and even Australia. Its market for medical devices is comparable to those of Europe and North America. Some of the reasons for this huge market are:

  • The aging…
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Added by John Robinson on October 12, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments

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