Regulatory Compliance...Is Your Practice Ready?
The need for infection prevention reform has never been more transparent to the public and the medical community as it is now. As more emphasis is placed on eliminating healthcare-acquired infections, improving quality outcomes, and reducing healthcare costs, proposed regulatory changes can have a significant impact to how you manage your practice. Stay up-to-date by subscribing to our blog.
Countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom have already adopted best-practices to help combat the transmission of multidrug-resistant pathogens.
In the United States, individual states have begun enacting legislation addressing environmental cleaning and disinfection in ambulatory care settings.
Regulatory bodies such as State Departments of Health and Environmental Control, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and The Joint Commission have already begun collaborating on key projects designed to reform, standardize, and disseminate infection prevention practices in ambulatory care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched an action plan to eliminate healthcare-acquired infections. Phase one focused on acute care centers, while phase two will target ambulatory and long-term care facilities.