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Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management and Audit


An environmental, health and safety (EHS) management and audit program is now a prerequisite for organizations in various kinds of business. Allied to the…


Added by John Robinson on January 31, 2018 at 4:47am — No Comments

Why It's So Hard To Shop For Health Care

Shopping for health care is kind of like going to a grocery store where there aren’t any price tags. That jar of spaghetti sauce might cost $4, or maybe $50. But in health care you typically don’t find out prices until you get to the checkout counter. People with one kind of card pay one price, those with another pay a different one, and you may do better or worse if you offer cash.

Last year Montana lawmakers, frustrated by how hard it is…


Added by Compliance4all on January 17, 2018 at 5:05am — No Comments

Telehealth Gives Rural Missouri More Access to Health Care

ST. ROBERT, Mo. (AP) — With a population just shy of 5,000, the town of St. Robert lies just south of the heart of Missouri. It’s one of the many rural towns in the state that finds alternatives to health care access through the internet.

Since the early 1990s, the telehealth network has helped connect patients to health care providers from their own homes. Increasing…


Added by Compliance4all on January 12, 2018 at 4:49am — No Comments

An understanding of Federal-Wide Assurances

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.

The FWA must clearly outline the…


Added by Roger Steven on November 10, 2017 at 6:35am — No Comments

HIPAA and the role of the Security Officer

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…


Added by Roger Steven on October 30, 2017 at 7:50am — 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…


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

Role of ‘technology’ in home health care


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 — No Comments

How to Recognize the Hazards of Blood Borne Pathogens

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 — No Comments

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Added by John Robinson on August 18, 2017 at 7:08am — No Comments

Health Buzz: The 10 Best States for Health Care


Health Buzz The 10 Best States for Health Care 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 — No Comments

Preparing for HIPAA Enforcement

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…


Added by Roger Steven on July 10, 2017 at 8:34am — No Comments

Bringing about positive changes into the US healthcare system

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…


Added by Roger Steven on June 13, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments

Why IEC 60825 certification cannot be substituted for 21CFR1040

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 — No Comments

Understanding CARC and RARC

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…


Added by Roger Steven on May 19, 2017 at 8:42am — No Comments

The Stark Law and key considerations for physician employment agreements

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


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Added by Roger Steven on May 17, 2017 at 7:18am — No Comments

Workplace Safety Regulations

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…


Added by Roger Steven on May 30, 2016 at 3:50am — No Comments

Understanding Medical Identity Theft and ways of preventing it

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…


Added by Roger Steven on May 19, 2016 at 7:55am — No Comments

A Workshop: What Is the Universe of a Universal Health Language?

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: …


Added by Nancy Tomich on June 10, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments

America Has A Health Care Paradox

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…


Added by Stephen C Schimpff on September 18, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments

See Forbes Article Featuring 1st Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop, 17-18 October 2012


Please see this hyperlink to blog post at the OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) homepage on article published…


Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on August 29, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

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