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
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.
Join us in celebrating the International Day of Radiology and Radiologic Technology Week! Check out this week's infographic to get some basics on radiation safety.
Healthcare compliance management covers a broad range of topics including HIPAA, OSHA, enforcement of regulations related to fraud, waste and abuse and employment laws. It’s likely that you encounter at least some of these common areas of confusion if you are a healthcare executive. Please take a few minutes to test your knowledge with our
It’s no secret that healthcare is one of America’s most heavily regulated industries with substantial fines and penalties for non-compliance. Complex regulations and mandates make compliance management a necessity. However, executives responsible for compliance never seem to have enough time as they are tasked with managing multiple projects and working on competing priorities within an
Healthcare workers have been a great resource during the emergency response to Hurricane Harvey. When disaster strikes it's important to take precautions for individuals serving in this role. View our infographic for helpful tips.
First Healthcare Compliance hosted an educational webinar, “Risk Management Considerations with Prescription Drug Abuse” with Mike Midgley RN, JD, MPH, CPHRM, DFASHRM. Click here to view the webinar. For prescribers, dispensers and their employees, Mike provides answers to some commonly asked questions regarding risks related to prescription drugs. Q: What is the best way