With the growing popularity of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and similar company-wide policies integrating mobile devices into the work day, a question arises about security. Often times, these devices are collecting confidential and sometimes sensitive information, especially when the data being collected involves compliance and regulatory measures.
On January 1, 2016 the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will no longer acknowledge Equivalent Quality Control (EQC) policies and procedures as an effective form of Quality Control (QC). Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP) will replace EQC as the preferred form of QC for clinical laboratories.
If your business involves managing a mobile workforce paired with overseeing companies located across the country, the logistics of coordinating who should be where when can seem impossible. We sat down with Doug Beigel, CEO of COLA, Inc. the largest private non-profit clinical laboratory accreditation organization in the nation, which deals with this daunting task daily.
In addition to conducting regular internal quality and safety inspections, hospitals, health systems and clinical laboratories need to maintain compliance with accreditation standards.
CompWALK’s Chad Baker and Kirk Couser were guests on Federal News Radio being interviewed about the thankless task of collecting data. The federal government collects all kinds of data. During the interview we mentioned that the GSA manages many buildings and has to have people walk around and collect data. But, HHS collects health data,…
Healthcare internal audits are nothing new, however their relation to the ISO 9001: 2008 journey is relatively novel for healthcare providers in the U.S. Although many think of manufacturing when they hear ‘ISO 9001’, one of the major benefits of the standards is that they are applicable to all product and service categories, in all sectors, and to all sizes of organizations.