Blog

Home/Blog/

First Healthcare Compliance Welcomes Nicholas Heesters of OCR as Distinguished Speaker

Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance announce that Nicholas Heesters of the HHS Office of Civil Rights will serve as the Distinguished Speaker at the second annual HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit on November 14, 2019.  Nicholas Heesters is a certified information privacy professional with over 25 years of experience supporting technology and information

By |August 20th, 2019|HIPAA|

Q&A: HIPAA and Health Apps

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, presented the webinar “HIPAA and Health Apps” recently and a recording can now be found on our YouTube Channel. Rachel returned to answer many commonly asked questions on our blog. How has HIPAA evolved to address mobile technology? HIPAA was signed into law in August 1996. Subsequently, the Privacy Rule

By |August 14th, 2019|HIPAA|

Business Associates under HIPAA: Compliance Requirements, Liability Considerations, and the Anatomy of a Breach

Jennifer Gimler Brady, Partner and General Counsel at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP will lead the presentation Business Associates under HIPAA: Compliance Requirements, Liability Considerations, and the Anatomy of a (Business Associate) Breach at the HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit 2019 on November 14. Ms. Brady is the immediate past chair of the firm's Litigation

By |August 7th, 2019|HIPAA|

OSHA Compliance for Computer Workstations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) states that each employer has a general duty to keep employees safe in a hazard-free environment. While OSHA has no specific standards for computer workstations, they can be a source of hazards, especially ergonomic ones. OSHA outlines the best working positions, workstation components, and workstation environment for employee

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

Infographic: Joint Commission Survey Agenda

The Joint Commission on-site survey process serves the purposes of evaluating organizations and providing education and guidance to improve performance and safety. The surveys are designed to be organization specific and may be unannounced. Surveys precede accreditation decisions, so they hold importance for any organization. For a breakdown of the agenda, check out our infographic.

Q&A: Got Diversity. Get Inclusion! and the Pending FLSA Changes

Warren Cook BS, MBA, MS, SHRM-certified of SymbianceHR, will present the webinar “Got Diversity. Get Inclusion! and the Pending FLSA Changes” on July 10, 2019. Warren answered many commonly asked questions on our blog in anticipation of this webinar. Diversity and Inclusion appears to be a very relevant topic in recent years , why is that ? Organizations recognize that implementing effective strategies to leverage the diversity of a workforce into an

New DOJ Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division recently released a guidance document titled “The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” for use with federal prosecutors when investigating corporations for criminal misconduct. This new document updates the 2017 version in order to align with internal processes while providing additional context to the government’s analysis of a company’s compliance