TechnologyPHI for Marketing
Written authorization from patients is required before their PHI can be used for marketing purposes.
Clinical CareReport: After 20 Years, Why Isn’t Patient Safety Better?
A new report from medical liability insurer Coverys takes a close look at why patient safety in this country is...
Covid-19AMA, AHA, ANA Urge Public to Maintain Vigilance as COVID-19 Vaccine Rolls Out
Stakeholders pledge to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are evaluated and approved "through a rigorous scientific and regulatory process."
Clinical CareSharps Safety Never Stops
Laboratory workers and clinicians must remain vigilant in regard to needlesticks, sharps safety, and bloodborne infection prevention.
Covid-19How COVID-19 Highlights the Uncertainty of Medical Testing
National COVID test shortages have emphasized testing's critical role in containing and mitigating the pandemic, but inconvenient truths remain.
Covid-19States With Few Coronavirus Restrictions Are Spreading the Virus Beyond Their Borders
Lax states are attracting shoppers and students from stricter neighbors ? and sending back COVID-19 cases. The imbalance underscores the...
Clinical Care'We Don't Even Know Who Is Dead or Alive': Trapped Inside an Assisted Living Facility During the Pandemic
What it's like to stay alive as the virus charts its fatal course through a home for the elderly in...
Covid-19OSHA Let Employers Decide Whether to Report Health Care Worker Deaths. Many Didn't.
Workplace safety regulators have taken a lenient stance toward employers during the pandemic, giving them broad discretion to decide internally...
Covid-19Stay Home! AHA, AMA, ANA, CDC Urge Americans to Scale Back Thanksgiving Gatherings
As coronavirus pandemic numbers reach new highs, public health officials and provider association ask the public to "celebrate responsibly."
TechnologyContacting Patients via Unencrypted Email
It is important to ask the patient to sign a disclaimer that will protect your organization in the event of...
Clinical CareDrug Diversion Regulatory Requirements and Best Practices
The technology and understanding of how to deal with drug diversion is evolving more quickly than regulations can be rewritten,...
Covid-19Rapid Testing Is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit
Rapid antigen testing is a mess. The federal government pushed it out without a plan, and then spent weeks denying...