American Accreditation HealthCare Commission, Joint Council for the Accreditation of Hospitals Organizations, Community Health Accreditation Program, Joint Commission International Accreditation, NCQA, and more.
Workplace safety materials for dentist offices - stress, ergonomics, biosafety and more
Emergency plans and disaster guidance for health care facilities
Medical management of biological and chemical casualties - clinical guides.
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) provider compliance program guides. Database of Office of Audit Services (OAS) audit reports. Report on insurance fraud perpetrated by medical providers, primarily medical clinics. Fact sheets on health care fraud, physician fraud, patient lies, etc.
Resources related to workplace safety and health hazards in hospitals, long term care facilities, etc
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 - full text of the regulations, answers to common questions, consumer guides, standardized codes/reporting requirements.
Medicare policy and technical information related to OASIS data set for use in home health agencies. Home health agency wage indexes. The Unified Prospective Payment Proposal (NAHC) - home health services will be paid using per visit rates subject to per episode aggregate caps. Answers to common consumer questions about home health care services.
The full text of sample safety programs - majority are university medical center programs currently in use. Eliminating pollution from health care practices, plans for mercury elimination, use of incinerators, etc
Guides and information on infection control. Tutorial on drug-resistant organisms. Issues and recommendations for the prevention of nosocomial pneumonia. Recommendations for isolation practices and infection control in hospitals. Guidelines for controlling the risk of VRE infection and colonization. Emerging pathogens and multidrug-resistant organisms. Laundry guidelines. Needle sticks.
Medical professional liability exposures. Tips to prevent malpractice claims. Handbook on risk management for physicians. State-specific legislative information. Series of risk management forms and letters available for download. Answers to common questions about the release of medical records. Emergency room risk management. Series of articles on risk management and medical professional liability.
US Food and Drug Administration guidance on the CDRH requirements related to medical device manufacturing safety requirements - recalls, reporting, quality, use errors, etc. Various inspection guides used by FDA field staff for audits. Mammography facility regulatory guidance.
Medication error reduction, drug safety handling procedures, medication incompatibilities
Resource materials related to needlestick injury prevention, safety statistics, state laws, federal legislation, safety devices, safety training, etc.
Nursing home patient handling and ergonomics, workplace violence, falls in nursing homes
Resources provide a general framework for developing a pandemic influenza plan for employers, health care institutions, first responders and more.
Confidentiality of medical information and patient records. Checklist for monitoring alcohol & other drug confidentiality compliance. Guidelines for employers regarding confidentiality of health information. Principles for health information privacy.
Recommendations for solutions to manual lifting of patients. Information about mechanical lfit equipment and patient transfer systems.
JCAHO Sentinel Events. Medication Error Prevention Programs. Medical Error Reporting. Guidance regarding patient safety.