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September 2017 – MedWatch - The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP, 750 mg/vial by Hospira: Recall - Presence of Particulate Matter

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February 2017 – HIPAA Compliance 2

Dear Florida Clients, We have received many responses regarding HIPAA Compliance. I wanted to take a few moments and email some of the concerns from those that have contacted us, as you may have similar questions.

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February 2017 – HIPAA Compliance

RE: HIPAA Compliance Dear Client, Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Civil Regulation (OCR) which falls under HHS has begun a program to perform random inspections of medical offices. They anticipate that 1 out of every 300 offices will be randomly selected to assess the level of HIPAA compliance...

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October 2016 – I.V. Flush Syringes

I.V. Flush Syringes by Nurse Assist: Recall - Potential Link to Burkholderia Cepacia Bloodstream Infections AUDIENCE: Risk Manager, Nursing ISSUE: Nurse Assist announced voluntary recall of all unexpired lots of I.V. Flush Syringes due to a potential link to Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections with the product...

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October 2016 – Dear Florida Clients

As you are already aware hurricane Matthew is bearing down on the east cotast of Florida. Currently we are in the "cone of concern" but as this is a very large storm system we will still most likely experience heavy winds and rain if not the actual hurricane...

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OMG So much FUN getting accredited!

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August 2016 – FDA MedWatch

0.25 percent bupivacaine hydrochloride injection, usp by hospira: recall - particulate matter...

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Risk Management and Compliance Experience

UHC has been working behind the scenes to create a Risk Management and Compliance experience that provides you with greater oversight, greater efficiency and more transparency into your practice. Some of our latest improvements to the UHCloud have been a more streamlined occurrence reporting system and a robust Task Management program that allows UHC to...

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What Is Healthcare Risk Management?

And How Can It Help Me? Risk Management helps reduce the uncertainty in your daily practice. An appropriate risk management program uses specific strategies and tools to manage and mitigate risk and exposure to unforeseen events. There are many risk reduction strategies that can be implemented, which will integrate seamlessly into your established practice protocol...

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The Role of a Risk Manager/Compliance Expert During Your Inspection

CEO Universal Healthcare Consulting, Inc. The day of any inspection survey is very stressful in and of itself. The days leading up to a survey, the hours of preparation, the unknown if everything is being completed and properly documented can be even more stressful than the actual survey. We have heard countless..

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Are You Ready For Your Survey?

Whether its state, federal or accrediting body surveys, when the surveyor walks in your door, the stress level rises and the nerves come to life. We like to think that we do things the "right" way all the time, but when under the scrutiny of...

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A Simple Equation to Ensure Patient Safety

All my patients are treated safely! Maybe, but most likely not. Patient safety is always first and foremost for a wide variety of reasons. Obviously the Hippocratic oath states do no harm. And it is abundantly obvious that if a patient is harmed there will most likely be...

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Are you a HIPAA Risk?

Addressing HIPAA has become a necessary evil in all medical facilities. The rules, in some ways, have become convoluted and confusing. Can I call a waiting patient's name when summoning them to the exam room? What about sign in sheets?...

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The Importance of Understanding Your Surgical Patient

Over the course of my career as a Healthcare Risk Manager Consultant I have been asked to review many requests for records by various agencies and individuals. Frequently, these requests are attributed to a patient who states they are unhappy with the results of the procedure and want their money back...

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