Richard Best

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Making Infection Control a Top Priority With Respiratory Protection

Posted by Richard Best on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Infection control should be a top priority within any organization, but especially in long-term care settings. As baby boomers continue to age, more patients will enter these facilities. Often times, long-term care patients have compromised immune systems due to age, making them more susceptible to contracting serious infections.

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Topics: OSHA infection control

How to Protect Your Employees and Avoid Potential OSHA Penalties

Posted by Richard Best on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

Reduce the Risk of Needlesticks

1. Recognize the Threat

With approximately 600,000 needlestick injuries each year, the topic of bloodborne pathogens exposure is close to the hearts and minds of the 5.6 million U.S. healthcare workers who are at risk. These workers are familiar with the risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens via needlestick injuries and other sharps-related injuries.

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Topics: Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Achieving Healthcare Compliance With a Strategic Perspective

Posted by Richard Best on Sun, Jul 12, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

 

“Compliance” is a pretty broad term—especially in the healthcare space. Noncompliance can have a major impact on smaller practices, with indirect and direct costs putting practices at risk. These fines and penalties threaten long-term viability, ranging from thousands to millions of dollars depending on the scope and regulation.

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Topics: Healthcare Compliance

Leveraging Technology During a Healthcare Merger

Posted by Richard Best on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 @ 11:33 AM

The healthcare industry is moving toward a more value-based driven model, which is causing many physicians’ practices, hospitals and health systems to consolidate. Integrating and managing different settings, including smaller practices, under one larger enterprise can be a difficult process.

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Topics: Compliance

OSHA Compliance: Laying the Groundwork for Patient-Focused Care

Posted by Richard Best on Tue, Jun 09, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Patient-focused care has become a major strategic goal for many healthcare organizations, including smaller practices. But to be able to provide this type of care, the staff of a practice—from the doctors and nurses to administrative staff—must drive the effort. They are the lynchpin for patient-focused success.

One main strategy to get staff on board is to make sure they are happy and safe during their workday. Staff satisfaction can be directly tied to patient satisfaction, so it’s important to make sure employees feel they have a caring and safe work environment by complying with OSHA regulations.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, OSHA Compliance Program

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