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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.

Infographic: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Exemptions for Healthcare

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law in response to COVID-19, and took effect on April 1, 2020. The FFCRA provides paid leave to eligible employees through the creation of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.

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.

New HHS Rules, PHI, and Health Apps in the Age of COVID-19

Catherine Short converses with Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX, on the topic of “New HHS Rules, PHI, and Health Apps in the Age of COVID-19.” On March 9, 2020, HHS announced the promulgation of two final rules - the ONC Final Rule and