Boards have a duty to see that hospitals and health systems comply with all state and federal laws and regulations, but they generally delegate responsibility for establishing, managing, and monitoring compliance programs to management. They also have a fiduciary responsibility to see that charitable assets are used appropriately.
Healthcare reform regulations, increasing costs, and more competition are driving employers and their health plans to focus more than ever on opportunities to reduce cost trends. For example, the country experienced a 3.0% growth in per capita gross (allowed) medical and pharmacy costs from 2012 to 2013. Truven Health Analytics anticipates those costs in 2014 and 2015 will increase by 4% to 5% or more. By taking a data-driven approach, payers can manage costs and, ultimately, make their benefit programs sustainable in the context of healthcare reform. They can also maximize opportunities to improve population health and productivity and optimize the delivery of care.
Data is the DNA of modern healthcare. As healthcare technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and patient data management and security evolve, emerging approaches for disease treatment and prevention—like precision medicine and healthcare content management—are becoming more necessary. Precision medicine is about moving from generic to more precise, population-focused diagnostics and treatment by factoring in data from patients’ genes, environment, lifestyle factors and family history, into clinical decision-making for earlier, more accurate diagnoses, and more effective treatment and prevention. Data is at the heart of enabling doctors and scientists to execute on this mission. Additionally, rapidly changing regulations throughout the world are affecting the management of all healthcare data. Infinidat removes data management barriers from this level of data interaction by removing isolated islands of storage and allowing much more data to reside on a single, high-performance, h
Published By: Viventium
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
Ignorance is no excuse.
At least that’s what Uncle Sam will tell you if you get
audited. Such lack of apparent sympathy can seem
especially frustrating because as a home health care
organization (HHC), you face an incredibly challenging
compliance landscape. It can be tricky and confusing to
navigate a seemingly endless array of regulations.
But relax. We’ve got your back. Here’s what you need
to know to survive an audit.
Electricity provides us with lights and power, both on the job and at home. It’s such a normal part of our lives that we often forget that all that power can be dangerous, too.
We’ve all experienced minor electric shocks, but shocks can be severe enough to kill. Careless use of electricity causes 10 percent of job- related deaths, as well as many serious injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has some very detailed regulations designed to keep electricity from becoming a dangerous hazard.
Published By: Clarion
Published Date: Dec 31, 2013
In the fall of 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) endorsed the latest best practices related to safety sign and tag technology by incorporating the 2011 ANSIZ535 safety sign and tag standards into its regulations. This guide will provide a clear understanding of the OSHA change and what it means to you and your organization.
IT leaders today are reinventing their infrastructure to support a mobile workforce and a complex array of connected devices. Against this backdrop of mobility and connectivity, Healthcare IT is tasked with meeting compliance challenges in an intricate and transformational regulatory environment. With a host of new data protection regulations and increasingly high settlement fees for data breaches, data security has never been more important to Healthcare organizations
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Aug 20, 2018
Find out how leading healthcare providers are using a proactive approach to keep their EHR and supporting infrastructure continually running and compliant with strict regulations for health data security and privacy. Learn more about keeping critical systems operational and sensitive data secure. Download this white paper to see how eliminating outages and combatting cyberattacks can help improve patient care.
Health care providers cope with an avalanche of complex rules, regulations, and administrative processes just to run their practices. At the same time, costs are increasing and reimbursement rates are declining. The only way for a practice to achieve financial health in this demanding environment is to learn how to operate at peak performance level.
In the beginning of 2019, a National Safety Council (NSC) study revealed that for the first time in US recorded history, the odds of dying from an opioid overdose (1:96) surpassed those of dying in an auto accident (1:103).
As a result, opioid overdoses are now the number one cause of preventable injury deaths in the United States.
The growing trend of opioid-related workplace incidents is a major concern for supply chains across the world. In fact, a recent study by Massachusetts Department of Public Health shows higher opioid overdose incidents occurring in industries that have a higher chance of worker-related injury. Among these, construction and manufacturing are the two industries most heavily affected.
This whitepaper discusses tips for dealing with the opioid epidemic and gives clarity around OSHA drug testing regulations.
Few industries have seen as much change in recent years as the healthcare sector. Sweeping legislation, a new incentive structure, a raft of regulations, and an emphasis on wellness rather than mere “sick care” have altered the clinical and administrative landscapes. Oracle is helping healthcare organizations deliver great patient experiences with a cloud-based strategy that uses innovative technology to meet the needs of everybody involved in the continuum of care.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Healthcare organizations are a favorite target for determined attackers. Any disruption to critical services provides a strong incentive to pay a ransom and patient medical data is highly lucrative for the information it contains.
Research finds that providers have traditionally under invested in IT security, which further compounds the problem. Read the report to learn:
• Important cyber security risks
• The impact of a data breach to your organization
• Key regulations around the globe
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: May 01, 2014
Know when, why and how your current EHR platform may fall short of delivering a transformative community of care—and develop a new value-based care model that elevates population health and grows revenue across your organization.
Published By: Computhink
Published Date: Dec 10, 2007
In the arena of corporate governance and compliance, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) has commanded considerable attention; in the healthcare industry, it's HIPAA; similar regulations target the financial services and energy sectors. Organizations can use technology to meet compliance demands in a cost-effective way.
In July and August 2014, the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within ADP®, conducted an online survey of more than 750 owners and executives at companies with 50-999 employees. The Midsized Business Owners Study is now in its third year. Midsize businesses often struggle between operating like a smaller business but having to abide by the same regulations as larger corporations. Download this case study to learn how midsize business are dealing with their three greatest concerns right now: healthcare benefit costs, the Affordable Care Act, and the level of government regulations.
Control costs while improving patient care, as well as meet expanding regulatory requirements. This whitepaper discusses virtualized storage solutions for the current generation of Healthcare professionals
Published By: Paychex
Published Date: Apr 01, 2013
The Affordable Care Act signed into law in 2010 includes provisions that affect how companies administer and report health care information for employer-sponsored health plans. While it may take some time to become familiar with the new regulations, it is important now for small-business owners to understand the effect of health care reform on their companies and their employees. This white paper explains seven primary components of the Act.
Published By: Ipswitch
Published Date: Mar 14, 2014
Due to the massive volume and complexity of the information – compounded by the use of cumbersome DOS scripts – Viva Health needed to simplify and automate their file transfer processes while also remaining in compliance of various regulations. See how they accomplished both objectives with MOVEit Central.
Published By: Phunware
Published Date: Aug 11, 2014
Many hospitals are losing revenue and receiving poor reviews due to process inefficiencies that can often result in missed or delayed appointments and patient dissatisfaction. Additionally, with the influx of newly insured health care patients resulting from the Affordable Care Act’s new regulations, it is more of a challenge than ever before to guide patients through the hospital system in an efficient manner.
In this white paper, we’ll examine how hospitals can use mobile technology to enhance the patient and visitor experience and drive new revenue through increased efficiency.
Published By: SafeStart
Published Date: Feb 28, 2017
The annual What’s Working in Safety Survey from SafeStart and the EHS Daily Advisor was launched in early November 2016, and by the time the survey closed a little over a month later, 698 environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals had shared their insights into the state of safety at their companies.
Among the issues examined in the report are:
The top safety challenges and how they are being faced
How EHS professionals are learning about safety
Regulations, behavioral safety, and safety culture
And much more!
To download the findings of this research, including methodology, please complete the form to your right.
Published By: Aircycle
Published Date: Jul 27, 2016
Protecting the health and safety of employees while reducing harm to the environment
Reduce the liability of your company and download this free paper today!
Regulations have been established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce the release of mercury into the environment and to encourage proper recycling. Protecting the health and safety of employees through proper and documented recycling programs, reduces liability of your company and are important considerations when selecting a recycling solution.
This paper covers the essential elements for safely recycling fluorescent lamps including the dangers of mercury and exposure; the state and federal regulatory agencies which regulate mercury exposure; the crushed lamp recycling process.