Sharps, Biohazard and Vet Waste

By: BJ Neller   /   September 25, 2017

A veterinarian’s office often has lots of patients with various issues.  Many times both patient and patient parent are in a tizzy about everything that is going on.  It is unfortunately common to forget about medical waste and waste disposal guidelines necessary when dealing with animals.  Regardless – safety and efficacy must prevail at all […]

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The 6 Most Common HIPAA Violations (and how to avoid them)

By: BJ Neller   /   August 26, 2017

Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center Inc. (St. Luke’s) paid it $387,000 to settle violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Specifically, HHS accused an employee of the Spencer Cox Center of carelessly disclosing a patient’s protected health information […]

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5 Companies that Meet the Zero Waste Challenge

By: BJ Neller   /   June 5, 2017

In previous posts we’ve written about the concept of “zero waste.” Zero waste is basically a strategy whereby all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use thus eliminating the need for landfills. The term, which was first coined back in the 1970s by PhD chemist Paul Palmer, is the most aggressive […]

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