Optimizing Workforce

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Physician contracts generally cover many aspects of work and consider incentives and compensation. These agreements should reflect the behaviors that the hospital encourages in their employees and consider the rights of the contracted physicians.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security, Privacy, and Breach Notification Rules safeguard the privacy of sensitive health information and give patients certain rights to their health information. Covered entities hold the critical responsibility of maintaining the protection and privacy of patient health information.

1 in 2 U.S. physicians experiences burnout. Elise Arespacochaga, the Vice President of the AHA’s Physician Alliance, believes this implies that the origin of burnouts is rooted in the environment and care delivery system rather than the personal characteristics of a few burnout-susceptible individuals. Download full Word Document

A strong level of cybersecurity is vital for protecting sensitive health information and health systems from dangerous and costly digital attacks. Learn what systems are available to prevent and combat these attacks.

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Sharps-related injuries pose a bloodborne pathogen threat to workers. Learn how employees and employers can reduce or eliminate the risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure and prevent, respond to, and report sharps-related accidents.

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