Implementing a compliance program may seem like a daunting task-there are many steps necessary to comply with all regulations in health care and an effective compliance program requires time and resources that are likely allocated to other priorities within the organization. Nevertheless, an effective compliance program is crucial to the existing operations of the business. View our infographic to find out the risks of being reactive and the benefits of being proactive.
Nadia Sawaya-Gauckler from InterCultural Communications LLC presented the webinar National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). Ms. Sawaya-Gauckler addressed many common questions and we’ve highlighted the top Q&A.
Social media can be overwhelming and confusing. Who has time to keep up with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Increased focus and a few helpful tips will enable you to follow, friend, and tweet your way to reliable healthcare compliance news and information. See our list of 21 favorite social media resources.
1. Do board members have responsibilities related to compliance? 2. Should compliance officers report directly to the board? 3. How can board members mitigate risk and avoid liability?
Kristy Grant-Hart, internationally-recognized compliance and ethics expert and author of How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer and the Wildly STRATEGIC Compliance Officer Workbook, joins us for a webinar on June 5th @12:00:00 ET. Click here to Register! I sometimes feel like no one is listening to me, even though I’m working really
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
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