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Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA)

Published today in the Federal Register. Hospitals, LTC, and Psychiatric facilities are impacted by it with the threshold for reporting based on number of employees. https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/05/12/2016-10443/improve-tracking-of-workplace-injuries-and-illnesses

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Fay Rozovsky Now Featured as Wolters Kluwer Law Expert

Fay Rozovsky is now a featured expert author by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. For more details, visit the “Our Experts” section of their website.

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IOM Committee on Diagnostic Error Report

This report is part three of following To Err Is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm and will be published Sept. 22, 2015. A live webcast is available – click here to register.

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Suicide Risk: A Consensus Guide for Emergency Departments

With the assistance of a SMASHA grant, the Suicide Prevention Resource Cente has published “Caring for Adult Patients with Suicide Risk: A Consensus Guide for Emergency Departments.”  The publication includes sample tools and checklists. To see the report go to SPRC.

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Patient-initiated voluntary online survey of adverse medical events: the perspective of 696 injured patients and families

A new research study addresses patent-reported adverse medical events. Published in BMJ online, the study indicated that both patients and family members provided suggestions for preventing future adverse events. To read the study go to BMJ’s website.

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New HHS Security Risk Assessment Tool

New HHS Security Risk Assessment Tool

Made available on March 28, a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool for small to medium size healthcare provider offices.  It is compatible with both Windows and iOS operating systems.  The Security Risk Assessment app can be found at: www.HealthIT.gov/security-risk-assessment.

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State Law Menus on Prescription Drug and Pain Control Regulation

State Law Menus on Prescription Drug and Pain Control Regulation

The Public Health Law Program of CDC has published useful menus on state laws addressing prescription drug overdose emergencies, regulation of pain management clinics, and prescription drug identification.  The three publications should be useful to risk managers and clinicians in addressing liability and regulatory exposures involving drug

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CER Research Draws Scrutiny on Consent

CER Research Draws Scrutiny on Consent

Two articles were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the merits of informed consent for comparative effectiveness research (CER).  The two articles are important to risk management and principal investigators involved in what some describe as “practical trials” as compared to traditional human research. 

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Joint Presentation on HIPAA Enforcement

Joint Presentation on HIPAA Enforcement

The Network for Public Health Law and CDC are going to be hosting a joint presentation via webinar on February 3, 2014 from 1pm to 2:30pm (Eastern) with Illiana L. Peters of the Office of Civil Rights, HHS. The webinar is free of charge, and we are

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SAFER Guides – Interactive EHR Assessment

SAFER Guides - Interactive EHR Assessment

HealthIT.gov has put online self-assessment tools to gauge organizations’ use of EHRs vs. recommended practices. There are nine guides in all – in 3 areas. Keep in mind that using certified software does not automatically mean that the EHRs are being used correctly by healthcare personnel.

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