Changes in Accreditation

Three accrediting agencies explain upcoming modifications in their standards

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HIPAA Biannual Update

Since our last update in January, health care organizations across the country posted 145 breaches of protected health information (PHI) affecting 500 or more individuals. Most of the breaches (77 percent) were caused by unauthorized access and hacking.

OCR Breach Investigation Causes

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OSHA Updates its Regulations

In 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule to improve the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses through the electronic collection of establishment-specific injury and illness data. After receiving comments on the proposal, OSHA issued the final rule that became effective January 1, 2017 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1904).

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Names in the News

NJAASC Announces New Leadership

JUNE 27, 2017

The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) elected members to the board of directors and four new officers who will serve a two-year term, according to a release.

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