The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued an alert on November 28, 2016, regarding an email purporting to be from OCR.
Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits discrimination in health programs receiving government assistance on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. The observance is a key component of CDC’s efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship in communities and health care facilities. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections.
Join us in promoting National Health IT Week September 26-30, 2016 in your organization and community. National Health IT Week seeks to raise awareness of the power of health information technology to improve the health and health care of patients across the nation.