It’s not easy running a physician practice and providing efficient care to a diverse patient population can be difficult. In addition, compliance with regulations must be addressed. Agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) all have intricate—and sometimes overlapping—rules. Moreover, legislation such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) adds even greater complexity.
The rules are constantly changing with new requirements emerging and old ones updating. Plus, as healthcare facilities take on new technology and change the way they interact with patients, they may need to meet new standards—and not even know it.
Important aspects of a universal strategy include:
Appreciate the scope
Perform a gap analysis
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