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The Road To Compliance

As a compliance partner, MedSafe has developed a strategy to ensure all compliance gaps within our clients’ programs are filled in upon onboarding. The idea is to dive into conversation making an effort to really understand what our clients are looking for, but also to ask questions allowing us to dot the i’s and cross...

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4 Keys to Success: Ensuring HIPAA Compliance in Today’s Healthcare Landscap

Most healthcare organizations and medical practices understand that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created to safeguard the confidentiality, privacy and security of patients’ personal health information (PHI) and compliance is crucial to avoid legal penalties, financial losses, and reputational damage. However, still HIPAA-related incidents have been rapidly increasing over recent years. In...

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What is Cybersecurity Awareness Training and Why is it Necessary?

Healthcare cyberattacks are on the rise, but according to one report, nearly a third of healthcare employees said they had never received cybersecurity training from their workplace. What is Cybersecurity Awareness Training? Cybersecurity awareness training is the process of educating employees about the importance of cybersecurity and how to identify potential threats and respond appropriately. By educating workers...

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8 Most Frequently Asked Questions About OSHA

OSHA Training and its program requirements are common topics of concern among healthcare and safety professionals. Effective training is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure a safe and healthy workplace for employees. In this article, we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about OSHA and review training...

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The Benefits of Harassment and Discrimination Training and Why it is Necessary

According to a recent report by Glassdoor, 61% of U.S. employees have experienced or witnessed discrimination in the workplace based on age, race, gender, or sexual orientation. Additionally, more than one in five employees — 23% — worldwide have experienced violence or harassment at work. Harassment and discrimination are widespread issues that can seriously impact employee well-being and...

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What You Need to Know About Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Workplace violence in healthcare is a serious issue that has become increasingly worse over the past decade. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that injuries from violent attacks against medical professionals grew by 63% from 2011 to 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic has also placed significant stress on the healthcare system, and the aggression against medical staff has...

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What You Need to Know About Healthcare Compliance Programs

Whether you are a small practice or a large hospital system, compliance affects every type of healthcare organization. So, what is healthcare compliance, and why is it so important? Healthcare compliance is defined as the process of ensuring all legal, ethical and professional requirements are met and communicated throughout an entire organization. It is an...

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5 Best Practices for HIPAA Compliant Texting

Texting is a convenient and reliable way for healthcare organizations and providers to communicate with their patients. It is ideal for keeping up with appointments, reminders, payments, and other practice communications. While most people, including patients, prefer texting because it’s quick and easy, providers and their staff must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and...

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8 Patient Safety Facts for Patient Safety Week

National Patient Safety Week is March 14-20. This week is dedicated to growing awareness about patient safety, learning more about healthcare safety, and recognizing the work already being achieved. While much progress has been made in patient safety over the past couple of decades, estimates suggest that medical harm is still a leading cause of...

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OSHA and HIPAA Training

Many of us were pleased to say goodbye 2020. As we look ahead to a new year, it is important to keep in mind that while OSHA and HIPAA training are still required, virtual options are available.  Below are several things to consider as your organization plans for training in 2021: OSHA and HIPAA Training:...

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