The Federal-Wide Assurance (FWA) is an assurance given by an institution that is carrying out NIH-funded studies. Through this written assurance, which is required to be filed with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP); the institution commits itself to compliance with the terms of requirements set out in the HHS Protection of Human Subjects regulations at 45 CFR part 46. It is the only type of assurance that the OHRP accepts and approves. Continue
The FWA must clearly outline the…
Added by Roger Steven on November 10, 2017 at 6:35am —
Security Officers or Compliance Officers have their task cut out when it comes to HIPAA implementation. With the changes taking place at the Health and Human Services (HHS) in relation to HIPAA enforcement; both Covered Entities and Business Associates need to insulate themselves from being vulnerable to audit risk. Any small letup will allow individuals whose PHI has been wrongfully disclosed due to bad IT or internal… Continue
Added by Roger Steven on October 30, 2017 at 7:50am —
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… Continue
Added by John Robinson on October 19, 2017 at 6:02am —
At present, home-based health care is gaining significant traction and poised for transformation. Once recognized as a fragmented and unorganised sector, it is gaining ground through progressively capturing interest of entrepreneurs and investors.
It is a known fact that there is tremendous pressure on hospitals in delivering services at their facility, especially in Critical Care, something that can be easily outsourced…
Added by John Robinson on September 8, 2017 at 6:14am —
Bloodborne pathogens are those microorganisms present in the human blood that carry infection. These infections can cause disease in humans. The major bloodborne pathogens that cause infections in humans are:
o Hepatitis B (HBV)
o Hepatitis C (HCV)
o Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Although these are the main disease causing pathogens; there are many more. So, hospital staffs who deal with patients who are infected by…
Added by Compliance4all on September 8, 2017 at 5:46am —
Want to enhance your regulatory compliance career by learning a new course? All that it costs is $10. Yes, GlobalCompliancePanel, a provider of professional trainings, is offering hundreds of high value regulatory compliance courses for a mere $10…
Added by John Robinson on August 18, 2017 at 7:08am —
If you want to get the best health care, you might be better off living in one of these states, according to a new ranking.
Hawaii, Iowa and Minnesota topped WalletHub’s new ranking of the best states for health care. The ranking took into…
Added by John Robinson on August 8, 2017 at 5:48am —
It goes without saying that preparing for HIPAA enforcement is of crucial importance to organizations. The reason: Last year saw a spike in the settlement payments ordered by HIPAA. There were as many as seven settlements of a value of over $1 million each. Of these seven, one was for $5.5 million, another was for $3.9 million, and yet another for $2.75 million. These constituted a part of a dozen or so overall resolutions settlements. These results point to the fact that HIPAA is continuing… Continue
Added by Roger Steven on July 10, 2017 at 8:34am —
The American healthcare industry is a curious mélange. On the one hand, it is the world’s largest industry, with an estimated size of around $ three trillion. It is a system in which any treatment option that one can think of is available to the patient. Yet, it is characterized by a high degree of inefficiency and exorbitant costs. Many treatment options are out of reach of a large number of patients. It also suffers from non-implementation of many best practices that would have ensured a… Continue
Added by Roger Steven on June 13, 2017 at 8:21am —
With a few exceptions, it is necessary for manufacturers, system integrators and importers of lasers or laser containing products to implement best practices for compliance with FDA 21 CFR 1040. This is because The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) requests documentation using the current version of their Form 3632 Guide for Preparing Product Reports for Lasers or Products Containing Lasers for laser self-certification submittals, which have to comply with…
Added by Compliance4all on May 24, 2017 at 6:31am —
A Claim Adjustment Reason Code (CARC) is a code used in medical billing to communicate a change or an adjustment in payment. CARCs have to be used to communicate why there was a difference between the amount paid in a claim or service line and the amount that was billed against it. CARCS are to be mentioned only if there is an adjustment of this kind. If there is no adjustment to a claim or… Continue
Added by Roger Steven on May 19, 2017 at 8:42am —
One of the major fallouts of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare is the phenomenal rise in the number of physician practice acquisitions. These are some of the reasons for this rise:
- Because of physician practice acquisitions, healthcare providers can consolidate and integrate their business better, since acquisition brings about alignment between the business prospects of the referral networks with the hospital’s strategic goals
- … Continue
Added by Roger Steven on May 17, 2017 at 7:18am —
Workplace Safety Regulations :
Workplace safety is a matter of grave importance to any organization. Ensuring the safety of workers is a primary goal of most countries, no matter which kind of political system or setup they have. This is because almost no workplace is free from some or another kind of hazard. These workplaces could be as varied as hospitals, construction sites, engineering plants or agriculture and many more.
Governments the world… Continue
Added by Roger Steven on May 30, 2016 at 3:50am —
Understanding Medical Identity Theft and ways of preventing it
Medical Identity Theft is a common phenomenon in today's situation, where most health records are digitized. Although a lot of precaution goes into the security and protection of these records, Medical Identity Theft is a cause for worry.
The most common types of data that are stolen are Social Security Number (SSN), name and the Medicare number, the most potent tools with which to… Continue
Added by Roger Steven on May 19, 2016 at 7:55am —
This workshop, to be held in San Diego, will examine the theoretical and practical implications of implementing a Universal Health Language, as recommended in the 2010 report of the President's Council on Science and Technology. It is open to all interested parties, at a registration fee of $250.
We also are seeking corporate sponsors for this event at the $5,000 level.
Further information is available at: … Continue
Added by Nancy Tomich on June 10, 2013 at 1:15pm —
We have a real paradox in American healthcare. On the one hand we have exceptionally well educated and well trained providers who are committed to our care. We are the envy of the world for our biomedical research prowess, funded largely by the National Institutes of Health and conducted across the county in universities and medical schools. The pharmaceutical industry continuously brings forth life saving and disease altering medications. The medical device industry is incredibly innovative… Continue
Added by Stephen C Schimpff on September 18, 2012 at 5:05pm —
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 29, 2012 at 4:04pm —
Please see link below to OSEHRA Board Member, Dr. John D. Halamaka's widely read "Life as a Healthcare CIO" blog.
As you are probably aware, Dr Halamka is Chief Information Officer Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 6, 2012 at 9:30am —
Please see link below to article in "Upstart Business Journal" on the recent $100 Million Series A investment in GitHub made by one of Silicon Valley's hottest venture capital firms Andressssen Horowitz.
As it probably goes without saying, a $100 million is an outsized early stage venture investment. It is my understanding that GitHub had refused outside money to this point. A typical Series A investment would usually range between $3 to $6… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on July 14, 2012 at 2:30pm —
Please find below a press release announcing the contribution of the JANUS graphical user interface to the OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) code repository, OSEHRA Janus Announcement.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funded OSEHRA was launched last… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2012 at 6:57am —