Early this month Uber introduced the launch of Uber Health, a new service that allows healthcare organizations to provide transportation for their patients. Within days, Lyft and Allscripts announced a partnership to allow healthcare providers to schedule patient rides using Allscript’s electronic health record network. The move into Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services is an
Compliance officers know the importance of developing and offering healthcare compliance and training education for their staff. Regular training reduces risk and reinforces the importance of the overall compliance program. However, with the rapid influx of healthcare compliance changes, there is always an abundant supply of new information. How should a compliance officer stay informed
This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $100,000 settlement with Filefax, Inc., an out of business company that once provided medical records storage and disposal services. Based on an anonymous complaint, OCR’s investigation uncovered HIPAA Privacy Rule violations due to the company’s failure to
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports approximately 1.7 million health care-associated infections (HAIs) each year, many of which are attributed to transmission by health care personnel. All health care personnel must be compliant with hand hygiene to prevent avoidable health care- associated infections (HAIs). However, implementation of a hand hygiene program in
It's flu season! Flu protection is incredibly important, especially for individuals working in healthcare. Check out our latest infographic and make sure your team is covered.
Improving patient safety, decreasing rates of error, and minimizing medical liability costs are important objectives of health care reform in the United States. Many experts believe that to accomplish these goals, organizations must adopt principles of transparency and just culture, and engage in effective and honest communication with patients and families as well as proactively
Your organization’s security risk analysis and security awareness training are the best defense against nefarious cyber criminals. In reviewing breaches from 2017, cyberattacks with ransomware brought organizations to a standstill if they lacked a pre-emptive back-up plan for the data hostage situation; a few had no choice but to succumb to the hackers’ payment demands.
This past September, First Healthcare Compliance released our certificate program to teach the essential principles and practices of compliance— The Fundamentals. This one of a kind program gives healthcare professionals the knowledge they need to meet compliance challenges in the heavily regulated healthcare industry. When learners successfully complete our four-hour course, they earn a
Gifts present particular challenges in the healthcare industry. Our infographic highlights important rules that are especially important to remember during the holiday season.