Rules and Regulations for Medical Device Update

Medical updates are necessary for a number of reasons. A healthcare setting has to keep giving medical updates to the families of patients that it is treating. A medical update becomes very important for the media when an important person is undergoing treatment. Medical updates are also given out on social media whenever something significant is noticed or discovered that could be of use to society at large.

The new OSHA Hazard Communication Standard is now synchronized with the GHS

OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard is now strengthened, having been unified with the global standard, the UN-promulgated Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. more...


Dealing with Medicare and Medicaid Overpayments

Medicare and Medicaid overpayments are pretty common. If they are not dealt with properly, they invite penalties more...


Physician Compensation trends -a broad look

Physician compensation consists of a large and highly assorted set of trends. Many factors play a role in determining physician compensation across the US. more...


Food Safety and Security are two faces of the coin

Food safety and security are two different, but closely related concepts. Although part of the same aspect, they vary in their application and meaning. Both are equally important in ensuring that populations of the world get food that is sufficient and nutritious. Food safety and security are complete without each other. Food safety complements food security, and vice versa. more...


It is important to ensure food safety in hospitals

Hospitals being what they are - where patients of almost all kinds visit or stay - are very potent sources of infection. Infection can arise from any part of the hospital. They can spread from patients to patients, from caregivers to patients, from patients to caregivers, from patients to support or administrative staff and vice versa, and so on. An often overlooked source of infection and contamination is the food that comes into hospitals. more...


Food Safety Risk Management concerns the global food supply chain

In both developed and developing countries, ensuring food safety throughout the food supply chain is quite a challenge. With the advent of the globalized economy, more and more countries are part of a global food supply chain. This makes it imperative for global food regulation organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), part of the UN, to formulate proper checks and regulations on food. more...


Patient Safety in Medical Education

A very important aspect of medical education that had been overlooked for a long time is patient safety. When patient safety in medical education gets relegated to the backseat; the result is there for everyone to see: something like close to a 100,000 deaths at the turn of the previous century, according to the alarming results of a comprehensive study carried out by the Institute of Medicine. The tragedy of these deaths is that these were preventable. This reinforces the belief that patient safety in medical education is the core factor, which if handled properly, can save thousands of lives. more...


Health Insurance Market Reforms under Obamacare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Act (PPACA), or Obamacare, sets out a number of provisions for health insurance market reforms. Having been set in motion in March 2010; the PPACA sets out health insurance market reforms that are being implemented in stages from dates commencing generally from January 1, 2014. more...


Health Insurance Marketplaces under Obamacare

One of the important highlights of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare or Affordable Care Act (ACA)) is the establishment of what are called Health Insurance Marketplaces. In plain terms, these Health Insurance Marketplaces are organizations that Obamacare set up to advice and help buyers with the purchase of health plan in their respective states under the provisions of ACA, and to bring under its umbrella the coverage offered under various competing health plans. more...


Taking steps to ensure Lead Acid Battery Safety

Lead acid batteries are used in a number of industries and by the general public in day-to-day life. Ensuring Lead Acid Battery Safety is very important because lead acid batteries come with an electrolyte which contains sulfuric acid, which has potential to cause severe burns and injuries. more...


General Safety and Health Provisions are required under both OSHA and 29 CFR 1926.20

General Safety and Health Provisions are listed out in both Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and 29 CFR 1926.20, the latter of which relates to General Safety and Health Provisions for contractors. An examination of the two provisions: more...


Writing and Enforcing Effective SOPs

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are defined as a set of written instructions about how a task is needed to be performed in compliance with the organization's, as well as regulatory requirements. SOPs are detailed instructions that are written down to help bring about uniformity of a specific function's performance. The importance of writing and enforcing effective SOPs lies in the fact that they help organizations - no matter in which business they are - get a proper set of instructions on how to carry out a particular task in a particular situation. more...


The Art of Writing Effective Policies and Procedures

One of the primary tasks for a company is that of writing effective policies and procedures. The way it goes about writing effective policies and procedures is a good indicator of the ways by which an organization approaches the way it does business. more...


A look at disruptive practitioner behavior policies

One of the very important factors needed for a healthcare unit to maintain its decorum and uphold its reputation is the implementation of disruptive practitioner behavior policies. The declaration and implementation of disruptive practitioner behavior policies goes a long way in ensuring that the hospital or healthcare center doesn't lose face. more...


Adhering to office safety norms is essential to protect workers from injury and other safety-related issues

Office safety is a crucial aspect of worker health. Even in non-manufacturing organizations, the risk of injuries and health-related issues for employees is a major concern. more...