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Combat COVID-19 in the Healthcare Setting with Hand Hygiene Compliance

The importance of hand hygiene compliance has never been greater as it’s a vital part of the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All individuals are instructed to wear a mask, practice social distancing and excercise frequent hand washing. In medical offices and hospitals hand hygiene takes on even greater significance. Practicing hand hygiene, which includes the use of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) or handwashing, is a simple yet effective way to prevent the spread of pathogens and infections in healthcare settings.

5 Considerations for the Healthcare Compliance Officer Navigating COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, healthcare compliance officers need to have a plan for the next stage.  Unprecedented issues associated with a pandemic create risks for individuals, businesses, and especially healthcare organizations. Individual employees must put forth effort to  avoid burnout, stay focused and productive, and tend to mental health.

Distinguished Speaker to Discuss the Intersection of Privacy and Security Laws and Biometrics at the 3rd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 23rd, 2020

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, a principal with Rachel V. Rose Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C. in Houston, Texas will serve as the Distinguished Speaker at the 3rd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium co-hosted by Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance.

First Healthcare Compliance Offers Comprehensive Exclusion Screening in 2020

The Wilmington, Delaware-based company, founded by a nurse attorney looking to ease the compliance burden for her physician spouse, works with organizations throughout the United States and will begin offering monthly exclusion screening for all state lists and GSA/SAM in 2020. WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) November 26, 2019 -- First Healthcare Compliance, a leader in comprehensive

First Healthcare Compliance Announces Expert Presenters for HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit on November 14, 2019

Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance Announce Schedule of Expert Presenters for HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit November 14, 2019 The HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit is a joint effort of Widener University Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance to provide timely updates for professionals serving in healthcare, business and legal roles. The

Joint Commission and the Value of Accreditation

Around the world accreditation is used to assure a high baseline level of healthcare quality. In the United States, accreditation is a multi-million-dollar industry without any sign of slowing down because it’s compulsory for federal payments and a marketing necessity in an increasingly competitive landscape. It’s no secret that healthcare organizations in the United States

Infographic: Compliance Tips for Healthcare Board Members

Every board is responsible for ensuring that its organization complies with laws and regulations. Obviously, this is necessary to protect patients and public funds. Exercising oversight and monitoring of the organization’s compliance program is essential to corporate governance. Follow the tips in this week's infographic to detect non-compliance early and mitigate your risk.

First Healthcare Compliance to co-host 2nd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 4, 2019

The Healthcare Compliance Symposium 2019 will bring professionals from the healthcare and legal communities together for a day of discussion and learning on the campus of Delaware Law School. Seven industry experts will provide helpful insight on timely topics including cybersecurity, human resources challenges, telemedicine, exclusions, and ethics while instructing and leading interactive discussions among attendees to answer common questions and provide practical tips.