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3 Great Sources for Healthcare Compliance Training and Education

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

How to Prevent Noncompliance with Hand Hygiene

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

Conquer Patient Safety Challenges with CRPs

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

Understand the Difference: Certificate vs. Certification

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

5 Time Savvy Tips for Compliance Officers

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