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Healthcare CRO services industry found its initial foundation when pharmaceutical companies were able to do all of their in-house R&D, but were often faced with capacity issues, and it was this occasional need for excess capacity, where resources were limited, that led to the creation of the first CROs. By then, for many other reasons, sponsors have opted to outsource R&D operations, including obtaining resources that are not available in-house, achieving a decrease in fixed prices, and benefiti

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Since the advent of wearable technology in healthcare, data collection and the leverage of predictive health analytics to improve patient service has been increasingly easy for healthcare companies. By using data generated by wearable devices, companies can monitor the exact problem areas and offer treatment as required. Wearable healthcare technology is helpful to both professionals and patients and a technical change of the healthcare industry is said to be initiating.

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The year 2020 has already

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Hospitals are considered places in society where patients can feel safe and looked after. This is why mitigating unnecessary risk is a high priority in healthcare organizations. Rules and regulations around risk in healthcare are constantly being updated and reviewed to ensure staff and patient safety.

As standard, there should be steps that healthcare risk managers should comply in ensuring that the surroundings around all areas are in sufficient condition. Here are some best practices that all

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Healthcare supply chain management can be a daunting job due to its fragmented nature. It is where control of the supply chain of healthcare is essential for organizations. Supply chain management in healthcare includes planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and tracking the movement of products and services.

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This allows greater net value to be generated, supply to be matched with demand, sustainability to be achieved with efficient logistic force and performance measurement. Healthcare su

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In the world of healthcare, risk can be considered one of the biggest dangers to patients. It’s a core element that is considered in the industry to ensure patients remain safe. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to completely remove risk from any site. However, any effort to ensure that it’s reduced can be extremely positive in making sure there’s less chance of it happening. 

In healthcare, the list goes on about ways that patients and staff can keep safe in their working environments. The safety o

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Innovative Approaches to Drug Safety

Innovative Approaches to Drug Safety

Date: 15 November 2019

Time: 1 to 5 PM EST

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The current practice of pharmacovigilance is fraught with challenges and limitations, but new technologies, perspectives, and concerns are shaping the way stakeholders will need to conduct this crucial activity in the coming years. You are cordially invited to join our workshop on the future of pharmacovigilance, which offers you an opportunity to participate in a ro

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Quest Diagnostics is a US-based company that provides medical testing services, and announced that it used third-party billing collection companies that were hit by a severe data breach. In fact, about 11.9 million Quest customers were affected.

The compromised information could include personal data of the patients, including Social Security numbers, as well as medical and financial information. However, laboratory test results aren’t included in the breach.

What Happened?

The AMCA (American Medic

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8028259495?profile=originalBreaches are preventable failures in risk management. A healthcare breach at Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN), a federally approved organization, led to a $400,000 penalty and a mandated correction plan. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) levied the penalty; the cause of the breach has been cited as a failure to conduct “a timely and comprehensive risk assessment,” according to Information Security Media Group

As we’ve said before, an old proverb – An ounce of prevention is worth a pound

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Healthcare-Industry.jpg?width=300News last week broke that a CNA Financial Corp. unit is seeking a judicial ruling that would waive its obligation to pay a $4.1 million settlement to Cottage Health System, on the grounds that the health system failed to meet the “minimum required practices” for cybersecurity risk management.

Cottage Health System, a Santa Barbara based non-profit organizations, suffered a breach of over 30,000 medical records in the fall of 2013. The breach was caused by a third party vendor that housed personal

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When we talk about probability and risk as they relate to healthcare they are two terms that often get confused and misused. In November 2014 I attended a National Press Club luncheon featuring Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).[1] I attended Dr. Fauci’s lecture focused on the Ebola outbreak. As a Laboratorian and Health Educator there were many questions that I wanted to pose and gain knowledge on how the world was responding to t

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8028230091?profile=originalMost people think of Risk Management in terms of finance, insurance and business. In healthcare, Risk Management seeks out errors with the potential to cause human harm. Risk Management consists of identifying, evaluating, and controlling the risk of these potential errors through a variety of quality control measures that become your medical practices’ Quality Control Plan. Risk Management is defined in ISO 14971 as the “systematic application of management policies, procedures, and practices t

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Healthcare-Industry.jpg?width=300The healthcare industry has grappled with HIPAA for nearly 20 years. The ever-changing, extensive piece of legislation mandates the protection and security of patients' private health information, and HIPAA compliance is a costly and time consuming process for healthcare organizations.

With the amount of focus and effort directed towards HIPAA compliance, risk and compliance professionals at healthcare organizations can rest assured their patients' data is protected from hackers and data theft, r

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ERM Aids ObamaCare Change Management

8028227690?profile=originalWith the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continuing its implementation this week with the start of the open enrollment period, there has never been a more critical time for Healthcare Institutions to have a firm handle on their risk environment and the implications of those risks.

Since its enactment in 2010, the ACA has fundamentally shifted how many hospitals must conduct day-to-day operations. For example, hospitals must now shift their patient records systems to electronic medical records, which in

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Health-care-300x199.jpg?width=300With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continuing its implementation this week with the start of the open enrollment period, there has never been a more critical time for Healthcare Institutions to have a firm handle on their risk environment and the implications of those risks.

Since its enactment in 2010, the ACA has fundamentally shifted how many hospitals must conduct day-to-day operations. For example, hospitals must now shift their patient records systems to electronic medical records, which in

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