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Vaccines and immunotherapeutics on the rise

With the advent of globalization, the profile and nature of spread of many infectious diseases have changed. Earlier, many infectious diseases were limited to certain specific geographical regions. But this has changed with the emergence of the globetrotter. Additional factors such as globalization of trade and commerce and global warming have contributed significantly to propelling and motivating people to travel more and more all over the world. This trend has brought about a…

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Added by Roger Steven on September 2, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

The emerging discipline of Hospitals Management Performance Assessments

The emerging discipline of Hospitals Management Performance Assessments

Over the past few years, Hospitals Management Performance Assessments have begun to gain acceptability and credence in healthcare circles. Hospitals Management Performance Assessments came into being as a result of a conscious effort by advanced countries, mainly European, with sufficient backing from the World Health Organization (WHO) to arrive at some sort of metrics…

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Added by Roger Steven on June 2, 2016 at 7:10am — No Comments

It is important to ensure food safety in hospitals

It is important to ensure food safety in hospitals

Food-Services

Hospitals being what they are – where patients of almost all kinds visit or stay – are very potent sources of infection. Infection can arise from any part of the hospital. They can spread from patients to patients, from caregivers to patients, from patients to caregivers, from patients to support or administrative staff and vice versa, and so on. An often overlooked source of infection and contamination…

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Added by Roger Steven on June 1, 2016 at 7:16am — No Comments

Workplace Safety Regulations

Workplace Safety Regulations :

workplace-safety

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…

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

Implementation of Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research is critical

Implementation of Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research is critical

One of the prime areas of clinical studies is regulatory aspects of clinical research. This applies in almost equal measure to medical research as a whole. The FDA and other…

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Added by Roger Steven on May 27, 2016 at 5:07am — No Comments

The field of Health Informatics

The field of Health Informatics

Health Informatics is catching up as a field of health and Information Technology. At its barest, it can be understood as being the area that concerns the use of IT in health. However, Health Informatics goes beyond being just this. It consists of the entire IT ecosystem in the healthcare industry, which means that individual healthcare units use IT via a connected system that helps them to coordinate health information…

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Added by Roger Steven on May 23, 2016 at 3:28am — 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…

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

How do attorneys and law firms bring about HIPAA compliance?

 

Any firm that is covered under HIPAA and is privy to Protected Health Information (PHI) needs to be aware of the new burden placed on Business Associates under the Omnibus Rule. This is so because patients can receive remedies for HIPAA violations, and law firms that handle PHI, ipso facto they become Business Associates, must now comply directly with HIPAA Omnibus Rule as part of the major changes to HIPAA set forth by the Federal government.

State laws, which…

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Added by Roger Steven on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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